Festivals & Public Holidays

Oman Holiday Calendar 2021 is presented here along with dates for all the festivals and holidays celebrated in Oman. List of Public and bank Holidays in Oman 2020.

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Public Holidays in Oman 2021

Located in Southwest Asia, Oman is one of the most developed countries in entire Gulf region. Islam is the dominant religion in the country with a majority of population following Arab traditions and culture. Most of people in Oman are Abadi Muslims or people following Ibadhism. Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims are also present in descent number in Oman. Omanis live together with peace and harmony and celebrate each festival with great devotion. Islamic religion plays a major role in day to day life of Omanis. The holy month of Ramadhan is a period of fasting and prayers for the entire Muslim community. Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset during this period which is followed by Eid alfitr. Ramadan is considered to be most sacred month in Islamic calendar as Muslims across the globe devote more time for worshipping Allah and reciting their Holy Quran. Eid al-fitr is one of the most famous festivals celebrated in the Sultanate of Oman. The Government of Oman announces 4 to 6 days public holidays each year on Eid alfitr for both public and private sector in the country.

All Muslim public and bank holidays are observed in Oman based on Umm al-QuraCalendar of Saudi Arabia. All the Gulf nations follow Muslim holidays based on this calendar.

All banks, government offices and education institutions remains closed in Oman during these national holidays. List of public holidays to be observed in Oman for year 2021.


National Holidays in Oman 2021

Day Date Holiday Name Type
Thursday Isra'a Wal Miraj National Holiday
Wednesday Eid al-Fitr Holiday National Holiday
Thursday Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) National Holiday
Friday Eid al-Fitr Holiday National Holiday
Saturday Eid al-Fitr Holiday National Holiday
Monday Arafat Day (Date to be confirmed) National Holiday
Tuesday Eid Al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) National Holiday
Wednesday Eid Al-Adha Holiday National Holiday
Thursday Eid Al-Adha Holiday National Holiday
Friday Eid Al-Adha Holiday National Holiday
Tuesday Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year) National Holiday
Tuesday Mawlid National Holiday
Thursday National Day National Holiday
Friday National Day Holiday National Holiday

Public Holidays in 2021

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