Festivities, Holidays and Traditions in Doha
National Sports DayEvery 13th of February, Qatar celebrates National Sports Day, with many events and performances throughout the main cities.
Eid Al FitrThe Ramadan is well known nowadays world wide, is the muslim fasting month, whose dates depend on the lunar calendar. When this fasting finishes there is a 2 or 3 days of holidays is called Eid al-Fitr, with the final celebration called “Iftar”.
Eid Al AdhaApproximately 70 days after Eid Al Fitr, the Eid Al Adha also depends on the lunar calendar, but usually it takes place in August. It is also known as a Feast of Sacrifice and it is basically the commemoration of when Ibrahim sacrificed his son in an altar for Allah. Muslims pray in the morning in the mosques and later there are some traditions like sacrificing animals, usually a goat or a sheep. After, families eat together the sacrificed animals. Usually, people get between 3 and 5 days of holidays for this festivity.