Public holidays in Syria

Public holidays in Syria consist of a variety of cultural, nationalistic, and religious holidays.

Public holidays in Syria
Observed bySyrians

The primary national holiday in Syria is the Evacuation Day, celebrated on the 17th of April of every year, which celebrates the evacuation of the last French troops in Syria, officially ending the French Mandate for Syria.

Other important holidays include the anniversary of the October War on the 6th of October, Martyr's day on the 6th of May commemorating the execution of many Syrian nationalists by the Ottomans, and Armed Forces Day on the first of August celebrating the creation of the Syrian Armed Forces.

List of public holidays

Date English name Local name Remarks
January 1New Year's Dayعيد راس السنة الميلادية
‘Īd Ra’s as-Sanät al-Mīlādīyä
March 21Mother's Dayعيد الأم
‘Īd al-’Umm
April 17Evacuation Dayعيد الجلاء
‘Īd al-Ğalā’
Celebrates evacuation of last French troops in 1946
variableGregorian Easterعيد الفصح غريغوري
‘Īd al-Fiṣḥ Ġrīġūrī
According to the Gregorian calendar
variableJulian Easterعيد الفصح اليوليوسي
‘Īd al-Fiṣḥ al-Yūliyūsī
According to the Julian calendar
May 1Labour dayعيد العمال
‘Īd al-‘Ummāl
May 6Martyrs' Dayعيد الشهداء
‘Īd ašh-Šhuhadā’
Anniversary of execution of Syrian nationalists in Damascus by the Turks
October 6October Liberatory Warحرب تشرين التحريرية
Harb Teshreen Al-Tahririyyah
Celebrating Yom Kippur War
December 25Christmasعيد الميلاد المجيد
‘Īd al-Mīlād al-Mağīd
Dates following the lunar Islamic calendar
Dhu al-Hijjah 10Eid al-Adhaعيد الأضحى
‘Īd al-’Aḍḥà
Shawwal 1Eid al-Fitrعيد الفطر
‘Īd al-Fiṭr
Rabi' al-awwal 12Mawlidالمولد النبوي
al-Maulid an-Nabawī
Prophet Muhammad's birthday
Muharram 1Islamic New Yearعيد راس السنة الهجرية
‘Īd Ra’s as-Sanät al-Hījrīyä

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