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Qatar announces government holidays for Eid Al Adha 2015 (updated)

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

The public sector will have five days off for Eid Al Adha this year, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Emiri Diwan has announced.

Government ministries will be off from Sept. 23 (the day before Eid) until Sept. 29, according to QNA.

Emiri Diwan
Emiri Diwan

Regular hours for ministries, authorities and other public or government institutions will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

As far as the private sector, companies typically give employees three working days off, although it depends on the employer.

Schools appear to vary in the days they are taking off, though many are following the Supreme Education Council, which has said schools should observe the public holidays:

According to a memo circulated to bank staff, Qatar’s financial institutions and banks wil be closed from Sept. 23 to Sept. 28, reopening on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Here’s our guide to celebrating Eid Al Adha in Qatar.

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