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Holiday Calendar for Bahrain

Holiday Calendar for Bahrain for 2022-2023 year
The official holidays in Bahrain are generally the same as those observed in most Muslim countries, but Bahrainís island location has made it unique among Persian Gulf states. Help us Help us 

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2022-2023 year

September 2022

October 2022

Saturday 8 October - The Prophet's Birthday or Mawleed al Nabi (or Mawlid al-Nabi. There is not a single verse in the Qur'an OR a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) forbidding the celebration of Prophet's birthday)

December 2022

January 2023

February 2023

Saturday 4 February - Father's Day in some Islamic countries (Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Mauritania is celebrated on the 13th day of the month of Rajab)

March 2023

Tuesday 21 March - Mother's Day in most of the Arab world (Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen)

April 2023

May 2023

June 2023

Tuesday 27 June - The Day of Arafah (is an Islamic holiday that falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar)

July 2023

Sunday 30 July - Muslim New Year (The Islamic New Year, also known as Arabic New Year, Muharram or Hijri New Year is the day that marks the beginning of a new Hijri year)

August 2023

Monday 7 August - Ashura (is a major festival for Shia Muslims and commemorates the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet)

Some bahraini traditions

Bahraini cuisine typically features fish, shrimp, meat, rice, and dates.

Coffee shops are popular meeting places, and coffee is offered as a sign of hospitality.

Throughout the country artisans engage in gold working, textile making and tinsmithing.

There is a rich folk music culture, and fidjeri, songs once sung by pearl divers, are still heard.

Football is the most popular modern sport, while horse racing remains a national pastime.
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