The National Day of Kuwait is annually on the 25th February this being their National Day. There is also Liberation Day which is on the 26 February which is their Liberation Day, from Iraq 1991. See a brief history on this national day in Kuwait.
National Day of Kuwait
The National Day of Kuwait is celebrated annually on the 25th February. This day is to celebrate the country’s independence from British rule in 1961, as well as the ascension of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah to the throne as the country’s first Emir.
Finally in addition to the National Day, Kuwait also celebrates Liberation Day on February 26th, which marks the end of the Gulf War and the country’s liberation from Iraqi occupation in 1991. Finally the two days are often celebrated together as a single holiday. See also the National Day of Kazakhstan as well as the National Day of Oman.
Kuwait Public Holidays
Firstly here are the public holidays observed in Kuwait:
- New Year’s Day – January 1
- National Day – February 25
- Liberation Day – February 26
- Eid al-Fitr – dates vary according to the Islamic lunar calendar (usually two to three days)
- Arafat Day – date varies according to the Islamic lunar calendar
- Eid al-Adha – dates vary according to the Islamic lunar calendar (usually four days)
- Islamic New Year – date varies according to the Islamic lunar calendar
- Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – date varies according to the Islamic lunar calendar
Finally in addition to these public holidays, there are also several important days. See also the National Day of Lebanon.