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GLOBAL – Government Closures for Eid al-Adha

The Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha falls next week and, as a result, many government offices in Central Asia and the Middle East, as well as Embassies and consulates of these countries worldwide, will be closed for some or all of the week.

Government Closure Dates

The exact date of commencement of the Eid festival depends on the sighting of the moon and so varies from country to country. Some dates are as follows:

  • Afghanistan: Sunday 6 – Friday 11 November
  • Azerbaijan: Sunday 6 – Wednesday 9 November
  • Bosnia: Monday 7 November
  • Egypt: Monday 7 – Tuesday 6 November
  • Indonesia: Sunday 6 November
  • Iraq:
    • Baghdad: Sunday 6 – Wednesday 9 November
    • Erbil: Friday 4 – Friday 11 November
  • Kosovo: Monday 7 November
  • Kuwait: Friday 4 – Saturday 12 November
  • Kyrgyzstan: Monday 7 November
  • Malaysia: Monday 7 November
  • Qatar: Thursday 3 – Tuesday 8 November
  • Pakistan: Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 November
  • Tajikistan: Monday 7 – Tuesday 8 November
  • Turkmenistan: Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 November
  • Saudi Arabia: Wednesday 2 – Saturday 12 November
  • UAE: Saturday 5 – Monday 7 November

Action Items

  • Note that government offices, including Embassies and consulates, will be closed for the Eid al-Adha festival; and that processing time for immigration applications will be affected accordingly.

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