GU-Q Holiday Calendar

The University recognizes the value of time off for employees to celebrate religious and national holidays. Each year, the Office of Human Resources will provide a list of approved holidays. The days will include the named holidays required by Qatari Labor Law and additional ones as specified by the University. When a holiday falls on a weekend another day may be scheduled. Employees may request applicable leave for other religious observances that are not part of the GU-Q Holiday Calendar.

HR Policy 601Q Holidays

Please find below a list of approved holidays for the 2020/2021 academic year:

2020 Holidays

DateHoliday
July 29, 30 – August 2, 3 Eid al-Adha (observed)
December 17 Qatar National Day (observed)
December 23 New Year’s Day 2021 (observed)
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 27 Christmas Day (observed)
December 28, 29, and 30 Winter Holiday
December 31 New Year’s Eve

2021 Holidays

DateHoliday
February 9 Qatar National Sports Day
April 4 Easter Sunday
May 12, 13, and 16 Eid al-Fitr (observed)
June 17 Juneteenth (observed)