National Holidays

·        1 January-New Year’s Day

·        23 April-National Sovereignty and Children’s Day

·        19 May-Youth and Sports Day

·        30 August-Victory Day

·        29 October-Republic Day


Religious Holidays

Ramadan is a religious holiday that is celebrated for three days after the Ramadan (month of feasting). During the holiday, Muslims visit friends and relatives in order to celebrate with each other. During these visits it’s common to see cologne, desserts and sweets being served. Some elders give gifts or pocket money to children, who in return as a token of their respect, kiss the hands of the elders.


Sacrifice Holiday

Sacrifice Holiday is an important religious holiday, which is celebrated by Druze and Muslims worldwide. The celebration is conducted in order to honor the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to God’s command as well as his son’s acceptance of his fate. Sacrifice Holiday is one of the two most important holidays, with Ramadan being the other one, in Islam. Both of these holidays are celebrated for four days by Muslims.