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Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr 2025 and 2026

Eid Al Fitr is a public holiday in Qatar and is celebrated with much religious fervour and general merriment every year. The holiday comes on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, which immediately follows the holy month of Ramadan.

202530 Mar to 2 AprSun to WedEid al-Fitr Holiday
202620 Mar to 23 MarFri to MonEid al-Fitr Holiday
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The date of Eid Al Fitr changes from year to year on the Western calendar, and it is not official until the local sighting of a new moon.

Eid Al Fitr traditions in Qatar include wearing new clothes, attending communal prayer sessions at mosques or in outdoor prayer grounds, eating large, festive meals with family and friends, visiting various relatives and greeting them with “Eid Mubbarak!” (Blessed Eid!), giving the “zakat al-fitr,” a charitable duty that is often given in the form of food, and giving candy and other small gifts to children.

In Qatar, public sector employees can get up to 11 straight days off, including weekends, for Eid Al Fitr. Private sector workers are also off for extended periods of time, as are school children. Many Qataris travel outside the country on vacation this time of year, while others attend the numerous festive events organised in Qatar.

Previous Years

202410 Apr to 12 AprWed to FriEid al-Fitr Holiday
202321 Apr to 23 AprFri to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday