You should be aware of public holidays in Bahrain at the time of your trip, especially if you are on a business visit. These dates are dependent on the Islamic calendar and change from year to year. The following are the dates for 2004:


Islamic holidays

(Dates may vary)

Eid Al Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)

Feb 2]

Al-Hijri (Islamic New Year)

Feb 22

Ashoora (Shi'ite days of mourning)

Mar 2

Prophet Mohammed's Birthday

May 2

Eid Al Fitr (feast after Ramadan)

Nov 14-16

Public holidays

(Fixed dates)

National Day

Dec 16

New Year

Jan 1