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Business Practices in Syria

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
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Opening Hours and Days
Government: 8 am to 3 pm.

Private sector: 9 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm. During Ramadan opening hours for the private sector are from 9 am to 3 pm.

Friday and Saturday are the official closing days.


Public Holidays

New Year's Day January 1st
Prophet's Birthday February - March
Good Friday  March - April
Easter Monday March - April
Labor day May 1st
Revolution of May 8th  May 8
Independence's Day May
Army Day June
Islamic New Year Variable
Christmas Day December 25
Aïd el Adha Variable
Al Maulid anabaoui Variable

Periods When Companies Usually Close

During the lunar month of Ramadan, office opening hours are: 9 am to 2 pm. Many restaurants are closed during the day. Variable

Business culture

Sources for Further Information
Culture Atlas World Travel Guide

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