In Bahrain, there are eight public holidays with 14 days in 2025. The weekends are Friday and Saturday in Bahrain, and three days fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2025, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
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 March 31 to April 2, 2025.
May Day, also known as Labor Day, falls on May 1, 2025 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, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts three days, from June 6 to 8, 2025, and honors the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son to obey 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 June 26, 2025.
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 5 and 6, 2025.
The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 4, 2025, 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.
The holiday is celebrated on December 16 and 17, 2025, 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 2025.
|New Year Day||Jan 01, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Mar 31, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 01, 2025||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 02, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|May Day||May 01, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Arafat Day||Jun 05, 2025||Thursday||Government|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 06, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 07, 2025||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 08, 2025||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Islamic New Year||Jun 26, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Ashura||Jul 05, 2025||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Ashura Holiday||Jul 17, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|The Prophet's Birthday||Sep 04, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|National Day||Dec 16, 2025||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|National Day Holiday||Dec 17, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Bahrain in 2025.