Holidays and Closures

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Overview

The U.S. Embassy observes both U.S. and Bahraini holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Bahraini holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

U.S. Embassy Dates of Closure

During the year 2014, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2014
Date Day Holiday Country
3-Jan Sunday New Year’s Day U.S.
17-Jan Sunday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S.
14-Feb Sunday President’s Day U.S.
29-May Sunday Memorial Day U.S.
4-July Monday Independence Day U.S.
7 to 11-July Thursday to Monday Eid al-Fitr* Bahrain
4-Sep Sunday Labor Day U.S.
12 to 14-Sep Monday to Wednesday Eid al-Adha* Bahrain
3-October Monday Hijra New Year* Bahrain
9-Oct Sunday Columbus Day U.S.
11 to 12-Oct Tuesday to Wednesday Ashura* Bahrain
10-Nov Thursday Veteran’s Day U.S
24-Nov Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
12-Dec Monday Prophet’s Birthday* Bahrain
16 to 19-Dec Friday to Monday National Day and Accession Day Bahrain
25-Dec Sunday Christmas Day U.S.

Notes

Local religious holidays as identified by an asterisk (*) are governed by the lunar calendar and are subject to change.

A one-day local holiday that falls on a weekend day will be observed on the first working day immediately after the end of the weekend. If any or all of the multiple-day local holidays fall on a weekend, that holiday will be observed on the first working day (s) immediately after the end of the weekend.