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 2021/2022 academic year:

2021 Holidays

May 12, 13, and 16 Eid al-Fitr (observed)
June 17Juneteenth (observed)
June 27Additional Holiday
July 19 – 22 Eid al-Adha (observed)
December 19 Qatar National Day (observed)
December 22Additional Holiday
December 23 Christmas Eve (observed)
December 26 Christmas Day (observed)
December 27, 28, and 29 Winter Holidays
December 30 New Year’s Eve (observed)

2022 Holidays

January 2New Year’s Day (observed)
February 8 Qatar National Sports Day
April 17 Easter Sunday
May 2 – 4 Eid al-Fitr (observed)
June 19 Juneteenth