Eid al-Adha, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God’s command. Wikipedia
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On the occasion of Eid Al Adha, the Amiri Diwan announces the Eid holiday as follows:
For ministries, other government entities, and public institutions, the holiday starts on: Thursday July 30, 2020 and ends on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Employees are to resume work on Sunday, August 9, 2020.
As for Qatar Central Bank (QCB), banks and financial institutions working under the supervision of QCB and Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA), HE the Governor of Qatar Central Bank shall specify the start and the end of the holiday.
Source: Amiri Diwan
Holidays and Observances in Qatar in 2020
|1 Jan||Wednesday||New Year’s Day||Bank holiday|
|11 Feb||Tuesday||National Sports Day||Public holiday|
|1 Mar||Sunday||March bank holiday||Bank holiday|
|20 Mar||Friday||March Equinox||Season|
|19 May||Tuesday||Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Public Sector Holiday|
|20 May||Wednesday||Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Public Sector Holiday|
|21 May||Thursday||Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Public Sector Holiday|
|22 May||Friday||Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Public Sector Holiday|
|23 May||Saturday||Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Public Sector Holiday|
|24 May||Sunday||Eid al-Fitr||Public holiday|
|25 May||Monday||Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Public holiday|
|26 May||Tuesday||Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Public holiday|
|27 May||Wednesday||Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Public Sector Holiday|
|28 May||Thursday||Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Public Sector Holiday|
|21 Jun||Sunday||June Solstice||Season|
|31 Jul||Friday||Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)||Public holiday|
|1 Aug||Saturday||Eid al-Adha Holiday||Public holiday|
|2 Aug||Sunday||Eid al-Adha Holiday||Public holiday|
|22 Sep||Tuesday||September Equinox||Season|
|18 Dec||Friday||National Day||Public holiday|
|21 Dec||Monday||December Solstice||Season|
|31 Dec||Thursday||New Year’s Eve||Observance|
The sale of subsidised sheep to citizens for Eid Al Adha festivities began on Monday under the initiative launched by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and the Widam Food Company.
The sale is within the framework of the joint national initiative to encourage local production, subsidise sheep meat prices and create a balance in supply and demand that contributes to reducing price in the markets.
Starting from Monday, sheep will be sold at subsidised prices until August 2 — the third day of Eid Al Adha.
In a statement, the MoCI said it was agreed with the Widam Food Company to provide approximately 12,000 heads of Arab sheep, 3,000 local and 9,000 Syrian sheep, to be sold at subsidised and discounted prices for citizens at QR1,000 for the local sheep (35 kg and more) and QR 950 for Syrian sheep (45 kg or more).
The sale will take place at Widam slaughterhouses in Al Wakrah, Al Shamal, Al Khor, Al Mazroua and Al Sheehaniya.
This initiative targets Qatari citizens only who should present their ID card to complete the sale, the buyer must be at least 20 years old. Only one head of sheep is allowed in to order to reach the target group.
The ministry called on citizens to adhere to precautionary and preventive measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to preserve the health and safety of all members of society.Sale will continue until August 2
● Local sheep (35kg and more) to be sold at QR1,000
● Syrian sheep (45 kg and more) to be sold at QR950
● Widam Food Company to provide 12,000 heads of Arab sheep, 3,000 local and 9,000 Syrian sheep
● Citizens must present their ID card to complete the sale
● A buyer must be at least 20 years old
● One head for each buyer