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Kuwaiti May 17 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
 
(Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015)

Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City)

The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared, Saturday, May 16, 2015, as an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj annual public holiday of Kuwait.

Contrary to what was done in past years (14-May-2014, 27-Jun-2011, 09-Jul-2009, 09-Jul-2008 and 04-Aug-2007), but not systematically (14-Jun-2013 and 11-May-2012), the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission did not declare a day in lieu public holiday for the Israa and Meraj annual public holiday due to it falling on a weekend, and the aforementioned CSC announcement clearly states that "Sunday, May 17, 2015, will be a working day".

The weekend in Kuwait changed from Thursday/Friday to Friday/Saturday, in 2007 (03-Jun-2007).

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