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Public holidays in Syria
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Observed bySyrians

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

The primary national holiday in Syria is the Independence Day, celebrated on 17 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 6 October, Martyrs' Day on 6 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 1 New Year's Day عيد راس السنة الميلادية
‘Īd Ra’s as-Sanät al-Mīlādīyä
March 8 Revolution Day ثورة الثامن من اذار
‘Ṯaurät aṯ-Ṯāmin min Āḏār
March 21 Mother's Day عيد الأم
‘Īd al-’Umm
April 17 Independence Day عيد الجلاء
‘Īd al-Ğalā’
Celebrates evacuation of last French troops in 1946
variable Gregorian Easter عيد الفصح غريغوري
‘Īd al-Fiṣḥ Ġrīġūrī
According to the Gregorian calendar
variable Julian Easter عيد الفصح اليوليوسي
‘Īd al-Fiṣḥ al-Yūliyūsī
According to the Julian calendar
May 1 Labour Day عيد العمال
‘Īd al-‘Ummāl
May 6 Martyrs' Day عيد الشهداء
‘Īd ašh-Šhuhadā’
Anniversary of execution of Syrian nationalists in Damascus by the Turks
October 6 October Liberatory War حرب تشرين التحريرية
Harb Teshreen Al-Tahririyyah
Celebrating Yom Kippur War
December 25 Christmas Day عيد الميلاد المجيد
‘Īd al-Mīlād al-Mağīd
Dates following the lunar Islamic calendar
Dhu al-Hijjah 10 Eid al-Adha عيد الأضحى
‘Īd al-’Aḍḥà
Shawwal 1 Eid al-Fitr عيد الفطر
‘Īd al-Fiṭr
Rabi' al-awwal 12 Mawlid المولد النبوي
al-Maulid an-Nabawī
Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Muharram 1 Islamic New Year عيد راس السنة الهجرية
‘Īd Ra’s as-Sanät al-Hījrīyä

See also