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Holiday Calendar for Bahrain

Holiday Calendar for Bahrain for 2023-2024 year
The official holidays in Bahrain are generally the same as those observed in most Muslim countries, but Bahrain’s island location has made it unique among Persian Gulf states. Help us Help us 

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year

September 2023

Wednesday 27 September - 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)

November 2023

December 2023

January 2024

Thursday 25 January - 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 2024

Thursday 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 2024

May 2024

June 2024

Saturday 15 June - The Day of Arafah (is an Islamic holiday that falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar)

July 2024

Saturday 6 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)
Tuesday 16 July - Ashura (is a major festival for Shia Muslims and commemorates the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet)

September 2024

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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