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Holiday Schedule

The following days are designated as official holidays to be observed by Embassy Kuwait during 2014.

Emergency contact at the bottom incase of Embassy Holiday Closure.

Holiday Actual Day Post Holiday
New Year's Day Jan 1 (Wed) Jan 1 (Wed) AH
Birthday of Prophet Mohammed
Jan 16 (Thurs) Jan 16 (Thurs) LH
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Jan 20 (Mon) Jan 19 (Sun) AH
President's Day Feb 17 (Mon) Feb 16 (Sun) AH
Kuwait National Day Feb 25 (Tue) Feb 25 (Tue) LH
Kuwait Liberation Day Feb 26 (Wed) Feb 26 (Wed) LH
Memorial Day May 26 (Mon) May 25 (Sun) AH
Ascension Day May 29 (Thur) May 29 (Thur) LH
Independence Day July 4 (Fri) July 3 (Thur) AH
*Eid Al-Fitr July 28-31 (Mon-Thur) July 28-30 (Mon-Wed) LH
Labor Day Sep 1 (Mon) Aug 31 (Sun) AH
*Eid Al-Adha Oct 5-9 (Sun-Thur) Oct 5-6 (Sun-Mon) LH
Columbus Day Oct 13 (Mon) Oct 12 (Sun) AH
Islamic New Year Oct 26 (Sun) Oct 26 (Sun) LH
Veteran's Day Nov 11 (Tue) Nov 11 (Tue) AH
Thanksgiving Day Nov 27 (Thur) Nov 27 (Thur) AH
Christmas Day Dec 25 (Thur) Dec 25 (Thur) AH



                    Please note for Eid holidays, liberal leave policy will be in place for those who wish to take an additional day.

Religious holidays in Kuwait are subject to change as they are governed by the lunar calendar and exact dates must be confirmed by religious authorities.

Emergency Contact

After business hours, U.S. citizens in Kuwait with true emergencies should contact +965-2259-1001 and your call will be directed to the Duty Officer.

In the event of a true life or death emergency, such as an arrest, death, or victim of a crime, U.S. citizens may call +965-2259-1583 during business hours. This number is not to be used for visa inquiries, appointment requests, or other non-emergency matters. Please use the appropriate email address for all other inquiries.

The Office of Overseas Citizens Services (OCS) at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., is the point of contact for family members in the United States who are concerned about a U.S. citizen family member abroad. You can reach OCS 24 hours a day by calling 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444.