Holidays and Closures
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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.
|3-Jan||Sunday||New Year’s Day||U.S.|
|17-Jan||Sunday||Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday||U.S.|
|7 to 11-July||Thursday to Monday||Eid al-Fitr*||Bahrain|
|12 to 14-Sep||Monday to Wednesday||Eid al-Adha*||Bahrain|
|3-October||Monday||Hijra New Year*||Bahrain|
|11 to 12-Oct||Tuesday to Wednesday||Ashura*||Bahrain|
|16 to 19-Dec||Friday to Monday||National Day and Accession Day||Bahrain|
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.