Holidays & Observances in Qatar
Qatar is a country in the Middle East located on the Qatar peninsula off of Saudi Arabia. Due to a prospering oil business, it is one of the richest countries in the world, so luxury is a big part of the cultural identity. A majority of the population is immigrants, making it a highly diverse country. Most of the people practice Islam, and though Qatar has freedom of religion, much of the way it is governed is based on Islamic principles. Despite this it is a little more liberal than most of its neighbors. Most of the holidays that are publically celebrated are Muslim holidays. Few official holidays exist and the country remains untouched by traditional western holidays such as New Years.