Public holidays in Qatar
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|Date||English name||Local (Arabic) name||Description|
|1 January||New Year's Day||رأس السنة الميلادية||The Gregorian New Year's Day, celebrated by most parts of the world.|
|Second Tuesday in February||National Sports Day||اليوم الوطني للرياضة||A public holiday. Started in 2012.|
|Early March||March bank holiday||عطلة البنك||A bank holiday.|
|18 December||Qatar National Day||اليوم الوطني لقطر||National Day of Qatar.|
|1st Muharram||Islamic New Year||رأس السنة الهجرية||Islamic New Year (also known as: Hijri New Year).|
|1st, 2nd, 3rd Shawwal||Eid ul-Fitr||عيد الفطر||Commemorates end of Ramadan.|
|10th, 11th, 12th Zulhijjah||Eid ul-Adha||عيد الأضحى||Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Also known as the Big Feast (celebrated from the 10th to 13th).|
Several holidays are celebrated by the government or banks as well.
- Public Holidays Qatar at the Qatar Embassy homepage.
- "Official holiday as Qatar marks National Sports Day". Gulf News. 12 February 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- "Qatar Public Holidays 2011". Q++ Studio.
- "Qatar Public Holidays". AME info.
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