Kuwait National Holidays 2019

This is the official Kuwait National Holidays of 2019 as per Kuwait Labor Law. To all the Kuwait Workers especially in Food and Beverage Fields, each holiday with work should be paid accordingly with Kuwait Labor Law under Article 68. If your Company will instruct and authorized you to work during these Official Holidays listed in Article 68 of the Labor Law, you must be entitled to get paid 2x, an equivalent of 2 days per day you will be working.

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday 1 January New Year’s Day Official holiday
Sunday February 24 National and Liberation Day Holiday Official holiday
Monday February 25 National Day Official holiday
Tuesday February 26 Liberation Day Official holiday
Thursday March 21 March Equinox Season
Wednesday April 3 Isra and Miraj Official holiday
Wednesday June 5 Eid al-Fitr Official holiday
Thursday June 6 Eid al-Fitr holiday Official holiday
Friday June 7 Eid al-Fitr holiday Official holiday
Friday June 21 June Solstice Season
Sunday August 11 Waqfat Arafat Day Official holiday
Monday August 12 Eid al-Adha Official holiday
Tuesday August 13 Eid al-Adha holiday Official holiday
Wednesday August 14 Eid al-Adha holiday Official holiday
Sunday September 1 Islamic New Year Official holiday
Monday September 23 September Equinox Season
Sunday November 10 The Prophet’s Birthday Official holiday
Sunday December 22 December Solstice Season
Tuesday December 31 New Year’s Eve Observance


If you don’t have any idea on how to calculate the “Overtime calculation on weekdays and holidays” this Article from Arab Times could be a big help.

For more helpful information please refer to the Kuwait Labor Law website.

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