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The next public holiday in Yemen is

9th August, MondayIslamic New Year

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Yemen in 2021

SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labour Day
TuesdayTueMay 11, 2021May 11Eid-al-Fitr Holiday
WednesdayWedMay 12, 2021May 12Eid-al-Fitr Holiday
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Eid-al-Fitr
FridayFriMay 14, 2021May 14Eid-al-Fitr Holiday
SaturdaySatMay 15, 2021May 15Eid-al-Fitr Holiday
SaturdaySatMay 22, 2021May 22Unity Day
MondayMonJul 19, 2021Jul 19Eid al-Adha Holiday
TuesdayTueJul 20, 2021Jul 20Eid al-Adha
WednesdayWedJul 21, 2021Jul 21Eid al-Adha Holiday
ThursdayThuJul 22, 2021Jul 22Eid al-Adha Holiday
FridayFriJul 23, 2021Jul 23Eid al-Adha Holiday
MondayMonAug 09, 2021Aug 09Islamic New Year
SundaySunSep 26, 2021Sep 26Revolution Day
ThursdayThuOct 14, 2021Oct 14Liberation Day
MondayMonOct 18, 2021Oct 18Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
TuesdayTueNov 30, 2021Nov 30Independence Day

Public Holidays in Yemen

Islamic New Year

Islamic New Year

Monday Aug 09, 2021

The upcoming Yemen holiday Islamic New Year is in 4 days from today.

Revolution Day

Revolution Day

Sunday Sep 26, 2021

The upcoming Yemen holiday Revolution Day is in 52 days from today.

Liberation Day

Liberation Day

Thursday Oct 14, 2021

The upcoming Yemen holiday Liberation Day is in 70 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays Yemen Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Yemen which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Yemen holiday calendar for 2021 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

Yemen has a lot of Islamic holidays; almost 70% of the residents are Islam. It has 18 public holidays in a year. In the country, the weekend begins from Friday to Saturday.

The public holidays differ each year as they are subject to the Moon sighting. The government regulates the public holidays; under the laws of the land it has the power to remove or introduce any public holiday it sees fit. Under Article 78 of the states, all workers are entitled to a full day’s pay on all the recognized public holidays. Article 71 states that in the month of Ramadan, all workers are not allowed to work for more than 36 hours a week. The public holidays are influenced by culture, religion, and historical events.

The banks and government offices close during these public holidays. Businesses do close down, but some stay open all through the holidays. The traffic during this time reduces as many people stay indoors. On certain public holidays, the residents dance and match through the streets singing and dancing. Foreigners who work in the country are required by the law to get an extra day off to celebrate their country’s National Day.

Most of these holidays go for two to three days whereas others can go for three weeks. The vibrant culture and historical significance of the society attracts a lot of tourists during these holidays. There is no restriction for any foreigner who would care to join in the celebration.