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.

Please find below a list of approved holidays for the 2019/2020 academic year:

2019

Easter – April 21

Eid al-Fitr – June 3, 4, 5, 6

Eid Al Adha - August 11, 12, 13, 14

Qatar National Day - December 18

Christmas Eve - December 24

Christmas Day - December 25

Winter Holiday - December 26, 29, 30

New Year's Eve - December 31

2020

New Year's Day - January 1

Qatar National Sports Day - February 11

Easter - April 12

Eid Al Fitr – May 24, 25, 26, 27

Eid Al Adha – July 29, 30, Aug 2, 3

Qatar National Day – December 17

Christmas Eve – December 24

Winter Holiday – December 27, 28, 29, 30

New Year’s Eve – December 31