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Oman bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name
Tue Al Israa Wal Miraj (The Prophet's Ascension)
Thu Renaissance Day
Sun Eid al Fitr Holiday
Mon Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Tue Eid al Fitr Holiday
Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday
Thu Eid al Fitr Holiday
Sat Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Sun Eid al Adha Holiday
Mon Eid al Adha Holiday
Tue Eid al Adha Holiday
Sat Islamic New Year
Wed National Day Holiday Observed (date to be confirmed)
Thu National Day Holiday Observed (date to be confirmed)
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Recent News and Updates

21 Jul 2014 Oman 2014 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Omani authorities, as per the Royal Orders of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, and the Omani Minister of Manpower, have announced similar dates of the upcoming 2014 Blessed Renaissance Day and Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays, for the public sector and the private sector of Oman.  20 May 2014 Omani 2014 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2014 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra’a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.  08 Jan 2014 Omani 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Birthday, for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.  27 Dec 2013 Omani 2014 New Year Bank Holiday (The Central Bank of Oman-Muscat) The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that the annual bank holiday, observed by all banks operating in the Sultanate of Oman, for the upcoming Western New Year, would be on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.  13 Nov 2013 Omani 2013 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Oman's Minister of Manpower, have announced the dates of the upcoming National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector, repectively.  03 Nov 2013 Oman Hijri 1435 Public Holiday Dates Announced (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al-Busaidi, has announced that the date of the previously-announced non-working public holiday for the Hijri New Year 1435 would be Tuesday, November 5, 2013.  31 Oct 2013 Omani Hijri 1435 Public Holiday Announced (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidy, has announced a non-working public holiday for the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State’s administrative apparatus, on the occasion of the upcoming annual Holy Prophet’s Hijra Anniversary 1435.  10 Oct 2013 Oman 2013 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2013.  08 Aug 2013 Oman 2013 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays Extended (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Omani authorities have announced that the period of non-working public holidays, for the public sector and the private sector of Oman, of the upcoming 2013 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been extended by 2 days, to last until Monday, August 12, 2013, inclusively.  31 Jul 2013 Oman 2013 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Omani authorities, as per the Royal Orders of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, have announced similar dates of the upcoming 2013 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays, for the public sector and the private sector of Oman.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Oman public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Oman are regulated by the 2003 Labour Code (Royal Decree No. 35/2003), which repealed the 1973 Labour Code.  Weekends: The Omani private sector joined the Omani public sector in benefitting from a 2-day weekend in November 2011, and the weekend in Oman was changed from Thursday-Friday to Friday-Saturday in April 2013 (effective on May 1st, 2013).  National Day on November 18 and The Sultan's Birthday on November 19 are listed as 2 of Oman's official public holidays. However, traditionally, those 2 dates (November 18 and 19) are not public holidays, with the Government announcing the corresponding public holidays dates for 1-2 weeks later.  Oman International Codes OM and OMN (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .om (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Oman information and news: Central Bank of Oman (Oman central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Oman maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Oman), and Wikipedia (includes Oman commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Oman, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Oman, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Oman.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Oman that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Oman were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Oman, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Oman, before planning any trip to Oman. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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