Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City)
The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that, in the end, Wednesday, January 1, 2014, would be the only non-working public holiday for the upcoming Western New Year.
Earlier this month (08-Dec-2013), the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission had announced that it had asked the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers to approve the CSC's decision to declare Thursday, January 2, 2014, as a one-off bridge public holiday in Kuwait, as January 1st falls on a Wednesday, in 2014. Apparently, this request was denied.
In the past, similar one-off western New Year public holidays were also declared by the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission whenever January 1st occurred near (22-Dec-2011) or during (26-Nov-2010 and 17-Dec-2009) the Kuwaiti weekend (04-Aug-2007).
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