The American Embassy in Damascus will observe the following American and Syrian holidays in 2011.
|US||January 01, Friday *||New Year's Day|
|US||January 16, Sunday||Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|SAR**||February 15, Tuesday||Prophet's Birthay (Mawlid An-Nbi)|
|US||February 20, Sunday||Presidents' Day|
|SAR||March 21, Monday||Mother's Day|
|SAR||April 17, Sunday||Evacuation Day|
|SAR||April 24, Sunday||Easter Day|
|US||May 29, Sunday||Memorial Day|
|US||July 4, Monday||Independence Day|
|SAR**||Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Tues-Thurs||Al-Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)|
|US||September 04, Sunday||Labor Day|
|US||October 09, Sunday||Columbus Day|
|SAR**||November 6-8, Sun-Tues||Al-Adha Holiday|
|US||November 10, Thursday||Veterans Day|
|US||November 24, Thursday||Thanksgiving Day|
|US||December 25, Sunday||Christmas Holiday|
- Whenever a U.S. holiday falls on Friday or Saturday, the preceding Thursday or the following Sunday respectively shall be considered the holiday.
- SAR Holidays shall be verified with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before occurrence. A Management Notice confirming each holiday will be issued as required. Syrian holidays will be observed by the Embassy only on the day they are observed by the Syrian government.
** Based on Lunar Calendar. The exact date will be confirmed by the religious authorities at a later date and may be subject to change.