Oman Public Holidays 2021


 
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A preview of the Oman bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2021, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Oman Public Holidays in 2021
Mar.    Thu Al Israa Wal Miraj (The Prophet's Ascension)
May     Thu Eid al Fitr Holiday
        Fri Eid al Fitr Holiday
        Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday
        Sun Eid al Fitr Holiday
July    Tue Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Wed Eid al Adha Holiday
        Thu Eid al Adha Holiday
        Fri Eid al Adha Holiday
        Fri Renaissance Day
Aug.    Mon Islamic New Year
Oct.    Mon Milad Al Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
Nov.    Wed National Day Holiday Observed (date to be confirmed, could move to Wed. Dec. 1)
        Thu National Day Holiday Observed (date to be confirmed, could move to Thu. Dec. 2)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

20 Sep 2017 Omani Hijri New Year 1439 Public Holiday September 22-24 (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Earlier tonight, Oman's Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs (MERA) has announced that the previously-announced non-working public holiday in Oman on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1439 non-working public holiday in Oman, would occur on Friday, September 22, 2017, as "that it couldn't sight the moon of Muharram of the new Hijri year 1439 AH on Wednesday evening".  28 Aug 2017 Oman 2017 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) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2017, as running from Thursday, August 31, to Monday, September 4, 2017, for both public and private sector workers.  14 Jul 2017 Omani 2017 Renaissance Public Holiday July 23 (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Omani authorities have announced similar dates for the upcoming 2017 Blessed Renaissance Day non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman.  18 Jun 2017 Oman 2017 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Omani authorities have once again announced dates for the upcoming 2017 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Oman, which are the same for the public sector and the private sector of Oman.  17 Apr 2017 Omani 2017 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2017 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, as Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  06 Dec 2016 Omani 2016 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 12 (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming annual 2016 non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Birthday, for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.  16 Nov 2016 Omani 2016 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 annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector, respectively, in Oman, for the calendar year 2016.  01 Oct 2016 Omani Hijri New Year 1438 Public Holiday October 3 (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Earlier tonight, Oman's Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs (MERA) has announced that the previously-announced non-working public holiday in Oman on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1438 non-working public holiday in Oman, would occur on Monday, October 3, 2016, as "The moon was not sighted on Saturday".  25 Sep 2016 Omani Public Holidays For Hijri New Year 1438 (Oman News Agency-Muscat) Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi, has announced the decision to declare 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 Hijri New Year 1438 non-working public holiday in Oman.  04 Sep 2016 Oman 2016 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) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2016, as running from the 9th to the 16th of Dhul Hijjah, for the public sector, and from the 9th to the 13th of Dhul Hijjah for the private sector.  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), UnitedHealthcare Global (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 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, 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 2021 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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