Public holidays in Bahrain to look forward to in 2020

There are lots of long weekends on the way

Public holidays in Bahrain to look forward to in 2020

Even if you love your job, there’s nothing better than a long weekend.

You can use the time to head off on that trip you’ve always wanted to (the Maldives, anyone?) without using your own precious days off, or just explore your own country with trips to the beach or even the Kingdom’s best green spaces.

In 2020, we’re set to get 14 days off throughout the year, with the first holiday on New Year’s Day, which falls on a Wednesday this year.

Then, in May, the Kingdom is set to celebrate May Day. This year it falls on a Friday, so it is expected the following Sunday will be a day off.

Eid al-Fitr should give everyone living in Bahrain a five-day weekend, but the exact date of the beginning of the holiday depends on the moon sighting. This year, the end of Ramadan looks likely to fall on Sunday May 24.

After this, Eid al-Adha is set to take place between July 30 and August 2, but again, this depends on moon sightings.

Thursday August 20 should be a public holiday for Islamic New Year, with Ashura falling on the 10th day of Muharram, giving residents days off on August 28 and 29.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s birthday will be celebrated around October 29.

Finally, Bahrain will celebrate its National Day on Wednesday December 16 and Thursday December 17.

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