Public holidays in Syria

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Public holidays in Syria
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Observed bySyrians

Public holidays in Syria consist of a variety of cultural, nationalistic, and religious holidays.

The primary national holiday in Syria is the Evacuation Day, celebrated on the 17th of April of every year, which celebrates the evacuation of the last French troops in Syria, officially ending the French Mandate for Syria.

Other important holidays include the anniversary of the October War on the 6th of October, Martyr's day on the 6th of May commemorating the execution of many Syrian nationalists by the Ottomans, and Armed Forces Day on the first of August celebrating the creation of the Syrian Armed Forces.

List of public holidays[edit]

Date English name Local name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day عيد راس السنة الميلادية
‘Īd Ra’s as-Sanät al-Mīlādīyä
 
March 21 Mother's Day عيد الأم
‘Īd al-’Umm
 
April 17 Evacuation Day عيد الجلاء
‘Īd al-Ğalā’
Celebrates evacuation of last French troops in 1946
variable Gregorian Easter عيد الفصح غريغوري
‘Īd al-Fiṣḥ Ġrīġūrī
According to the Gregorian calendar
variable Julian Easter عيد الفصح اليوليوسي
‘Īd al-Fiṣḥ al-Yūliyūsī
According to the Julian calendar
May 1 Labour day عيد العمال
‘Īd al-‘Ummāl
 
May 6 Martyrs' Day عيد الشهداء
‘Īd ašh-Šhuhadā’
Anniversary of execution of Syrian nationalists in Damascus by the Turks
October 6 October Liberatory War حرب تشرين التحريرية
Harb Teshreen Al-Tahririyyah
Celebrating Yom Kippur War
December 25 Christmas عيد الميلاد المجيد
‘Īd al-Mīlād al-Mağīd
 
Dates following the lunar Islamic calendar
Dhu al-Hijjah 10 Eid al-Adha عيد الأضحى
‘Īd al-’Aḍḥà
 
Shawwal 1 Eid al-Fitr عيد الفطر
‘Īd al-Fiṭr
 
Rabi' al-awwal 12 Mawlid المولد النبوي
al-Maulid an-Nabawī
Prophet Muhammad's birthday
Muharram 1 Islamic New Year عيد راس السنة الهجرية
‘Īd Ra’s as-Sanät al-Hījrīyä

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