January 21, 2007 / 2:52 PM / 12 years ago

DIARY - MidEast/African holidays to December 2007

 Market holiday - Markets and exchanges closed.
 Public holiday - Government offices, banks and ordinary
businesses closed.
 
 REUTERS DIARY OF MIDDLE EAST/AFRICAN HOLIDAYS
 Double-click in brackets for Americas holidays [HOL1/DIARY],
Asian holidays [HOL2/DIARY] and European holidays [HOL3/DIARY]
 
 Alternatively click on HOLIDAY to retrieve dates by
country.
 
 ** Details below represent the latest information available and
will be supplemented later, particularly with updated entries
for Muslim holidays.
 
 (Note: Dates for Eid al-Fitr, Eid el-Adha, Muslim New Year
and Prophet Mohammed's Birthday may differ slightly depending on
the sighting of the moon)
 
 
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         2007 MARKET/PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
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 * More countries will be added as and when they become
available.
 
 
 SUNDAY, JAN 7
 Egypt - Eastern Christmas - Market Holiday
 
 THURSDAY, JAN 18
 Kuwait - Islamic New Year - Market holiday (subject to lunar
sightings)
 
 SUNDAY, JAN 21
 Egypt - Islamic New Year - Market Holiday
 Jordan - Islamic New Year - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sightings)
 
 SUNDAY, JAN 28
 Bahrain - Ashura - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sighting)
 
 TUESDAY, JAN 30
 Jordan - New Kings Birthday - Market Holiday
 
 SUNDAY, FEB 25
 Kuwait - National/Liberation Days - Market holiday
 
 MONDAY, FEB 26
 Kuwait - National/Liberation Days - Market holiday
 
 SUNDAY, MARCH 4
 Israel - Purim - Market Holiday
 
 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
 South Africa - Human Rights Day -  Market Holiday
 
 THURSDAY, MARCH 29
 Kuwait - Prophet's Birthday - Market holiday (subject to
lunar sightings)
 
 SUNDAY, APRIL 1
 Egypt - Prophet Mohammad's Birthday - Market Holiday
(subject lunar sightings)
 Jordan - Prophet Mohammad's Birthday - Market Holiday
(subject to lunar sightings)
 
 MONDAY, APRIL 2
 Israel - Passover I Eve - Market Holiday
 
 TUESDAY, APRIL 3
 Israel - Passover I - Market Holiday
 
 FRIDAY, APRIL 6
 Kenya - Good Friday - Market holiday
 South Africa - Good Friday -  Market Holiday
 
 SUNDAY, APRIL 8
 Egypt - Eastern Easter - Market holiday
 Israel - Passover II Eve - Market Holiday
 
 MONDAY, APRIL 9
 Kenya - Easter Monday - Market holiday
 South Africa - Family day -  Market Holiday
 Israel - Passover II - Market Holiday
 
 MONDAY, APRIL 23
 Israel - Memorial day - Market Holiday
 
 TUESDAY, APRIL 24
 Israel - Independence day - Market Holiday
 
 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
 Egypt - Sinai Liberation Day - Market holiday
 
 TUESDAY, MAY 1
 Bahrain - Labour day -  Market holiday
 Egypt - Labour Day - Market Holdiay
 Jordan - Labour Day - Market Holiday
 Kenya - Labour Day - Market holiday
 South Africa - Workers day -  Market Holiday
 
 TUESDAY, MAY 22
 Israel - Pentecost (Shavuot) Eve - Market Holiday
 
 WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
 Israel - Pentecost (Shavuot) - Market Holiday
 
 SATURDAY, MAY 25
 Jordan - Indedpendence Day - Market holiday
 
 FRIDAY, JUNE 1
 Kenya - Madaraka Day - Market holiday
 
 SATURDAY, JUNE 16
 South Africa - Youth Day -  Market Holiday
 
 MONDAY, JULY 23
 Egypt - National Day - Market Holiday
 Oman - Renaissance - Market Holiday
 
 TUESDAY, JULY 24
 Israel - Fast Day - Market Holiday
 
 THURSDAY, AUG 9
 Kuwait - Isra Wa Birthday - Market holiday (subject to
lunar sightings)
 South Africa - National Women's Day -  Market Holiday
 
 SATURDAY, AUG 11
 Jordan - Isra'a and Me'raj - Market holiday (subject to
lunar sightings)
 
 WEDNESDAY, SEPT 12
 Israel - Jewish New Year's Eve - Market Holiday
 
 THURSDAY, SEPT 13
 Israel - Jewish New Year I - Market Holiday
 
 FRIDAY, SEPT 14
 Israel - Jewish New Year II - Market Holiday
 
 FRIDAY, SEPT 21
 Israel - Yom Kippur - Market Holiday
 
 MONDAY, SEPT 24
 South Africa - Heritage Day -  Market Holiday
 
 WEDNESDAY, SEPT 26
 Israel - Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) - Market Holiday
 
 THURSDAY, SEPT 27
 Israel - Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) - Market Holiday
 
 WEDNESDAY, OCT 3
 Israel - Rejoicing of the Law (Simchat) - Market
Holiday
 
 THURSDAY, OCT 4
 Israel - Rejoicing of the Law (Simchat) - Market Holida
 
 WEDNESDAY, OCT 10
 Kenya - Moi Day - Market holiday
 
 SATURDAY, OCT 13
 Jordan - Al-Fiter Feast - Market holiday (subject to
lunar sightings)
 
 SUNDAY, OCT 14
 Bahrain - Eid Al Fitr - Market holiday (subject to
lunar sightings).
 Egypt - Eid El-Fitr - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sightings)
 Jordan - Al-Fiter Feast - Market holiday (subject to
lunar sightings)
 Kuwait - Eid Al Fitr - Market holiday (subject to lunar
sightings)
 Oman - Eid Al Fitr - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sighting)
 
 MONDAY, OCT 15
 Egypt - Eid El-Fitr - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sightings)
 Jordan - Al-Fiter Feast - Market holiday (subject to
lunar sightings)
 Kuwait - Eid Al Fitr - Market holiday (subject to lunar
sightings)
 Oman - Eid Al Fitr - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sighting)
 
 TUESDAY, OCT 16
 Egypt - Eid El-Fitr - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sightings)
 Jordan - Al-Fiter Feast - Market holiday (subject to
lunar sightings)
 Oman - Eid Al Fitr - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sighting)
 
 WEDNESDAY, OCT 17
 Egypt - Eid El-Fitr - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sightings)
 
 SATURDAY, OCT 20
 Kenya - Kenyatta Day/Heroes Day - Market holiday
 
 WEDNESDAY, NOV 14
 Jordan - King's Birthday - Market holiday
 
 SUNDAY, NOV 18
 Oman - National Day - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sighting)
 
 MONDAY, NOV 19
 Oman - National Day - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sighting)
 
 WEDNESDAY, DEC 12
 Kenya - Independence Day - Market holiday
 
 SUNDAY, DEC 16
 Bahrain - National Day - Market Holiday
 
 MONDAY, DEC 17
 Bahrain - National Day - Market Holiday
 
 WEDNESDAY, DEC 19
 Bahrain - Eid Al Adha - Market holiday (subject to lunar
sighting)
 Kuwait - Mount Arafat Day/1st day of Eid Al Adha - Market
holiday (subject to lunar sightings)
 Oman - Eid Al Adha - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sighting)
 
 THURSDAY, DEC 20
 Bahrain - Eid Al Adha - Market holiday (subject to lunar
sighting)
 Kuwait - Eid Al Adha - Market holiday (subject to lunar
sightings)
 Oman - Eid Al Adha - Market Holiday (subject to lunar
sighting)
 
 TUESDAY, DEC 25
 Jordan - X-Mas Day - Market Holiday
 Kenya - Christmas Day - Market holiday
 South Africa - Christmas Day - Market Holiday
 
 WEDNESDAY, DEC 26
 Kenya - Boxing Day - Market holiday
 South Africa - Day of Goodwill - Market Holiday
 
 
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