Holidays & Celebrations

Public holidays in Qatar: important dates in 2024 and 2025

Ready for a vacation? Jot down these public holidays in Qatar, as well as other some other important dates for 2024 and 2025.

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Updated 25-4-2024

Whether you’re living there or only visiting, Qatar has numerous holidays that you need to keep in mind. These can be a great opportunity experience Qatari culture, sample local food, or simply have some time off work to relax.

Find out when holidays in Qatar fall, as well as the following topics:

An overview of public holidays

There are four official public holidays in Qatar. These are:

  • Qatar National Day (اليوم الوطني لقطر)
  • National Sports Day (اليوم الوطني للرياضة)
  • Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر)
  • Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى)

The most celebrated holiday in Qatar is Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. It begins the day after the sighting of the crescent moon, so the dates can only be estimated and may vary by a day or two. 

Red fireworks in the sky while cars whizz past on a highway in Doha to celebrate Eid al-Fitr
Fireworks display in Doha to celebrate Eid al-Fitr (Photo: Noushad Thekkayil/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

There also tend to be celebratory events such as fireworks displays, circuses, and discount sales, and families and friends meet to exchange gifts. What’s more, employees are entitled to time off in this period.

Public holidays in 2024

Here are the public holidays coming up in 2024 in Qatar:

13 February (Tuesday)National Sports Day
10 April (Wednesday)Eid al-Fitr
11-12 April (Thursday-Friday)Eid al-Fitr holiday
17 June (Monday)Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
18-19 June (Tuesday-Wednesday)Eid al-Adha holiday
18 December (Wednesday)National Day

Important dates in 2024

10 March – 9 April (Sunday-Tuesday)Ramadan
21 March (Thursday)Mother’s Day
21 June (Sunday)Father’s Day

Public holidays in 2025

Please note that Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may be subject to change, depending on the moon sightings.

11 February (Tuesday)National Sports Day
31 March (Monday)Eid al-Fitr
1-2 April (Tuesday-Wednesday)Eid al-Fitr holiday
7 June (Saturday)Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
8-9 June (Sunday-Monday)Eid al-Adha holiday
18 December (Thursday)National Day

Important dates in 2025

1-30 March (Sunday-Sunday)Ramadan
21 March (Friday)Mother’s Day
15 June (Sunday)Father’s Day

Keep in mind that there are no daylight-saving time changes in Qatar. Unlike some other countries, the clock remains the same throughout the year (Arabia Standard Time).