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Kuwaiti New Year 2016 Public Holidays Extended
 
(Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2015)

Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City)

The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it has declared a one-off compensatory public holiday in Kuwait, to compensate the fact that January 1, 2016, the date of the annual New Year's day non-working public holiday in Kuwait, will fall on a Friday, thus during the Kuwaiti weekend, in 2016.

As per the aforementioned announcement by the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission that it has declared Thursday, December 31, 2015, a one-off compensatory public holiday in Kuwait, to compensate the fact that January 1, 2016, the date of the annual New Year's day non-working public holiday in Kuwait, will fall on a Friday, thus during the Kuwaiti weekend, "December 31st, will be the official New Year's holiday for all ministries and governmental bodies instead of Friday, January 1st. Meanwhile, Saturday, January 2nd, is to remain a public holiday as usual.".

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), though not always systematically (19-Dec-2013 and 08-Dec-2013).

Kuwait changed its weekends to Friday-Saturday, almost a decade ago (04-Aug-2007 and 03-Jun-2007).

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Kuwait 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Kuwait 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Kuwait 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
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 2016-12-26: Kuwaiti New Year 2017 Public Holiday
 2013-12-19: Kuwaiti January 2 Public Holiday Rejected
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 2011-12-22: Kuwait 2011-2012 Year-End Public Sector Holidays
 2010-11-26: Kuwait Declares Additional New Year Public Holiday
 2009-12-17: Kuwait Declares 2 New Year Day In Lieu Public Holidays
 2007-08-04: Kuwait Officializes Weekend Change from Thursday-Friday to Friday-Saturday
 2007-06-03: Kuwait Weekends Will Change to Friday-Saturday In September


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