Holidays in Bahrain 2023

In Bahrain, there are eight public holidays with 14 days in 2023. The weekends are Friday and Saturday in Bahrain, and five days fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Eid al-Fitr
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts three days, from April 21 to April 23, 2023.

May Day
May Day, also known as Labor Day, falls on May 1, 2023 celebrating the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts three days, from June 28, 2023 to June 30, 2023, and honors the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Islamic New Year
Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year, and it is observed on the first day of the month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It falls on July 19, 2023.

Ashura means "tenth" in Semitic languages, and it marks the day that Moses and the Israelites were saved from Pharaoh by God creating a path in the Sea. The holiday falls on July 28, 2023.

The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 27, 2023, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man who meditated.

National Day
The holiday is celebrated on December 16 and 17, 2023, and marks the anniversary of Bahrain's independence from the British on August 15, 1971. The celebration date, observed on December 16, coincides with the day Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa ascended to the throne.

The following is the list of public holidays in Bahrain 2023.

New Year DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 21, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 22, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 23, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
May DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Arafat DayJun 27, 2023TuesdayGovernment
Eid al-AdhaJun 28, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Adha HolidayJun 29, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Adha HolidayJun 30, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Islamic New YearJul 19, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
AshuraJul 27, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Ashura HolidayJul 28, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
The Prophet's BirthdaySep 27, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
National DayDec 16, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
National Day HolidayDec 17, 2023SundayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Bahrain in 2023.

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