EVENTS And OCCASIONS IN KUWAIT (HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS)

January 1st is New Year’s Day (New Year according to Gregorian Calendar)

New Year’s Day

Mouloud

(the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday) is on January 24th.

Kuwait’s national day is February 25, which commemorates the country’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1961.

National Day

Liberation Day

Liberation Day is celebrated on February 26th every year to commemorate the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi forces in 1991.

Hala February is an annual event that celebrates the coming of spring when vegetation flourishes and the desert landscape is covered with lush green stretches and brightly colorful flowering flowers. It was founded in 1997. This month’s events include carnivals, musical parties, cultural activities, contests and raffles, exhibitions, discounts and special deals at shopping malls, and so on.

Hala February

Al-Esra Wa Al-Meraj

June 6th is Al-Esra Wa Al-Meraj (the Prophet’s Ascension).

November 4th is Hejira New Year (Islamic New Year).

Hejira New Year

Eid ul Fitr

Eid ul Fitr Celebrated at the end of Ramadan, with the eve spent gazing at the sky for the moon, which is thought to bring happiness and fortune. The following 2-3 days are generally spent praying, exchanging gifts, donning new clothes, and having meals with family and friends. 

Eid ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice): Eid ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) begins on the 10th day of the Islamic calendar’s penultimate month (Dhul-Hijja) and lasts 3-4 days, commemorating the end of the annual pilgrimage to Macca.

Eid ul Adha