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Kuwait Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Kuwait public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Kuwait public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Kuwait public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 27
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  • Kuwait Islamic New Year 1441 Public Holiday Confirmed

    Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette) - The Kuwaiti cabinet has confirmed that the date of the upcoming Kuwaiti non-working public holiday for the Islamic New Year AH 1441, would be Saturday, August 31, 2019, a date that would not be moved.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Kuwaiti 2019 Eid Al-Adha Bank Holidays

    Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) - Kuwait's Secretary General of the Union of Kuwaiti Banks, Hamad Al-Hasawi, has announced that on the occasion of the upcoming 2019 Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait, the banks in Kuwait would close as of Saturday, August 10, 2019, and re-open on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Kuwaiti Assembly Approves New Ashura Public Holiday

    Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette) - The Kuwaiti National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee has approved a draft law to declare Ashura as a new annual non-working public holiday in Kuwait, for both the private and public sectors.
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  • Jul
  • 29
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  • Kuwaiti 2019 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Preview

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has released a preview of the dates of the upcoming 2019 Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait, which will run, in all cases for 4 days, as opposed to last year's 5-day Feast of Sacrifice public holidays in Kuwait.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Kuwait Islamic New Year Public Holiday August 31

    Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette) - The Kuwaiti cabinet has announced that the upcoming Kuwaiti non-working public holiday for the Islamic New Year AH 1441, would be observed on Saturday, August 31, 2019, a date that would not be changed, as it had on previous occasions ("the Cabinet also issued another decision to declare that the holiday for the Islamic New Year will be given on the same day, and will not be delayed to another day").
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Kuwaiti 2019 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the extent of the 2019 annual non-working public holidays in Kuwait for the upcoming annual Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays will be "Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 4th, 5th and 6th".
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Kuwaiti Public Holiday April 4

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Sources at the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) have announced that Thursday, April 4, 2019, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Kuwait Public Holidays February 24-25-26

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Sunday, February 24, 2019, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays, as "February 24 falls between two holidays".
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Kuwait Mulls Additional Public Holidays Extension

    Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette) - Kuwait is considering extending the public holidays entitlement of private sector employees to also include the official holidays adopted by the Civil Service Commission, usually on the occasion of the 2 Eid holidays to link those with a neighboring weekend .
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2018

  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Kuwaiti Public Holiday November 6

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Due to heavy rains, Kuwait’s Ministry of the Interior has announced that Tuesday, November 6, 2018, would be a one-off public holiday in the UAE.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Kuwaiti 2018 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that the dates of the upcoming 2018 Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait would run, this year again, for 5 days.
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  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Kuwaiti 2018 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the extent of the 2018 annual non-working public holidays in Kuwait for the upcoming annual Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays will be four days, "Sunday and Monday, June 17 and 18, will be included in the Eid holiday whether it falls on Friday, June 15 or Saturday, June 16".
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Kuwaiti Public Holiday April 15

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Anas Al-Saleh, has announced that Sunday, April 15, 2018, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday November 30

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that, in 2017, it would not move the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kuwait for the Prophet's Birthday, which set to run from Thursday, November 30, to Saturday, December 2, 2017.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Kuwaiti 2017 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that the dates of the upcoming 2017 Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait would run, this year, for 5 days.
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Kuwait New Labour Law Takes Effect

    Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette) - The Kuwaiti amended Private Sector Labor Law took effect this week after its publication in the official gazette following the approval by the National Assembly of an amendment linking, or rather unlinking, annual leave days, the weekends, and public holidays in Kuwait.
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Kuwaiti Mulls Western New Year Public Holiday Cancellation

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - A Kuwaiti National Assembly MP, Abdullah Fahad, has submitted a bill that would cancel the annual Western New Year public holiday, among others, in Kuwait.
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Kuwaiti Public Holiday April 27

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared that Thursday, April 27, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj.
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Kuwaiti Public Holiday April 27

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared that Thursday, April 27, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj.
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  • Feb
  • 21
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  • Kuwait Public Holidays February 25-26

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26, 2017, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays, without, this time, a day in lieu public holiday due to the upcoming Liberation Day annual public holiday falling on a weekend day in Kuwait.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Kuwaiti New Year 2017 Public Holiday

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it has declared a public holiday in Kuwait, on Sunday, January 1, 2017, the date of the annual New Year's day non-working public holiday in Kuwait.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 8

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has confirmed that it would once again move the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kuwait for the Prophet's Birthday, from Sunday, December 11, to Thursday, December 8, 2016, to adjoin a nearby weekend.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Kuwaiti 2016 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that the dates of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait would run, this year, for 9 days.
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Kuwaiti 2016 Eid al Fitr Bank Holidays

    The Central Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait City) - The Kuwait Banking Association (KBA) has relayed the announcement by the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), that the upcoming bank holidays for the annual Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays of Kuwait, would also run from July 5, until July 9, 2016, inclusively.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Kuwaiti 2016 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the extent of the 2016 annual non-working public holidays in Kuwait for the upcoming annual Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays will be five days, "whether Ramadan is 29 or 30 days".
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Kuwaiti Public Holiday May 5

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The head of the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC), Abdulaziz Al-Zebin, has declared that Thursday, May 5, 2016, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj.
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  • Feb
  • 15
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  • Kuwait Public Holidays February 25-26-27

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 25-26-27, 2016, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays, without, this time, a day in lieu public holiday due to the upcoming Liberation Day annual public holiday falling on a weekend day in Kuwait.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Kuwaiti New Year 2016 Public Holidays Extended

    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.
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  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Kuwait Mulls 4-day Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Sources within the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission have indicated that the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers was considering the declaration of Thursday, December 24, 2015, as an additional non-working public holiday in Kuwait, should the upcoming annual Prophet's Birthday non-working public holiday fall on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, one day away from the Kuwaiti weekend.
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Kuwaiti Hijri 1437 Public Holidays Announced

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Wednesday, October 14, 2015, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday of Kuwait for the upcoming New Hijri Year 1437.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Kuwait Amends 2015 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has shifted by a day the previously-announced dates for the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait, to run from September 23 until September 27, 2015, inclusively.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Kuwaiti 2015 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has proposed to the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers that the dates of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait should run, this year, again, for 5 days, unless later amended as has happened in the past.
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  • Jul
  • 9
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  • Kuwaiti 2015 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) has finally announced that the extent of the 2015 annual non-working public holidays in Kuwait for the upcoming annual Eid Al-Fitr public holidays will be four days.
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  • May
  • 8
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  • Kuwaiti May 17 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    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.
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Kuwait Public Holidays February 25-26

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Wednesday and Thursday, February 25 and 26, 2015, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays, without, this time, an additional bridge public holiday to link the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays to a nearby weekend in Kuwait.
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2014

  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Kuwaiti Hijri 1436 Public Holiday Announced

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Saturday, October 25, 2014, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming New Hijri Year 1436 annual public holiday in Kuwait.
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  • Sep
  • 23
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  • Kuwaiti 2014 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Extended

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Council of Ministers has extended the duration of the KCSC-proposed upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait from 5 to 9 days, to run from Friday, October 3, until Saturday, October 11, 2014, inclusively.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Kuwaiti 2014 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has proposed to the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers that the dates of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait should run, this year, for 5 days.
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Kuwaiti 2014 Eid al Fitr Bank Holidays

    The Central Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait City) - The Central Bank of Kuwait has issued a circular to the local banks about the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), stating that contrary to what was declared for government employees, Sunday, July 27, 2014, would not be a bank holiday in Kuwait.
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Kuwaiti 2014 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays Approved

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Cabinet has approved the nine days annual non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr in 2014, as proposed by the Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC).
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • Kuwaiti 2014 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the extent of the 2014 annual non-working public holidays due to the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr will be nine days.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Kuwaiti Public Holiday May 29

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Thursday, May 29, 2014, as another day in lieu non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa and Meraj (Prophet's Ascension) annual public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Kuwait Extra Public Holiday February 27

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26, 2014, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays, along with, once again, an additional bridge public holiday on the following Thursday.
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  • Jan
  • 10
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  • Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday January 16

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has confirmed that it would once again move the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kuwait for the Prophet's Birthday, from Monday, January 13, to Thursday, January 16, 2014, to adjoin a nearby weekend.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Kuwait Mulls 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Move

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Sources within the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission have stated that the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers would almost certainly move the observance of the upcoming annual Prophet's Birthday non-working public holiday from Monday, January 13, to Thursday, January 16, 2014.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Kuwaiti January 2 Public Holiday Rejected

    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.
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  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Kuwaiti Public Holidays January 1-2

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has 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.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Kuwaiti Public Holiday November 19

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Cabinet has declared Tuesday, November 19, 2013, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday for Kuwaiti government employees.
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Kuwaiti 2013 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced the dates of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait for the private sector and the public sector.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Kuwaiti 2013 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays Tomorrow

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - After tonight's meeting of the Kuwaiti Crescent-Moon Sighting Committee, the Kuwaiti Crescent-Moon Sighting Committee declared that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the Eid Al-Fitr and hence of the upcoming End of Ramadan public holidays in Kuwait.
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  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Kuwaiti 2013 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC), Mohammad Al-Roumi, has announced that the extent of the non-working public holidays due to the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr will be four days.
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  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Kuwaiti Public Holiday June 6

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Thursday, June 6, 2013, as a non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa and Meraj (Prophet's Ascension) annual public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 16
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  • Kuwait Extra Public Holiday February 24

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Monday and Tuesday, February 25 and 26, 2013, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays and once again an additional bridge public holiday on the previous Sunday.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday January 24

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Thursday, January 24, 2013, as a the date of this year's Kuwaiti non-working public holiday for the birthday of Prophet Mohammad.
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2012

  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Kuwaiti 2012 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays On Hold

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Cabinet has announced that the recently-reported dates of the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Adha would be put on hold until the next Cabinet meeting on Monday, October 22, 2012.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Kuwaiti 2012 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Sources at the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission have announced the dates for the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Kuwaiti 2012 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Cabinet has decided to declare Tuesday, August 21, 2012, the Tuesday following the upcoming Eid al Fitr as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday.
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  • May
  • 11
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  • Kuwait Public Holiday June 17

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Sunday, June 17, 2012, as a non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa and Meraj (Prophet's Ascension) annual public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 23
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  • Kuwait Financial Public Holidays February 26-27

    Al-Qabas (Kuwait City) - The Kuwait Stock Exchange announced that it would be closed Sunday and Monday, February 26 and 27, 2012, for the National Day and Liberation Day holidays.
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  • Feb
  • 16
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  • Kuwait Extra Public Holiday February 27

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, 2012, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Moved

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Thursday, February 2, 2012, as a the non-working public holiday for the upcoming Prophet's Birthday annual public holiday, in replacement of Saturday, February 4, 2012, which falls during the Kuwaiti weekend in 2012.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Kuwait 2011-2012 Year-End Public Sector Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced a 3-day period of public sector holidays for the upcoming end of 2011 and 2012 Gregorian New Year.
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Kuwait 1433 Hijra Public Holidays Announced

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Ali Al-Rashid, has announced that the Kuwaiti Cabinet had decided to declare Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27, 2011, as non-working public holidays at all ministries and state departments on account of the upcoming Hijra New Year 1433.
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  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Kuwait Public Holiday Expected November 26

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Reports from the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission are that it has submitted an official letter to the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers asking it to declare Saturday, November 26, 2011, as a non-working public holiday in commemoration of the upcoming Hijra New Year.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Kuwait 2011 Eid Al-Adha Financial Sector Holidays

    Al-Qabas (Kuwait City) - The Kuwait Stock Exchange announced that it would remain closed from Sunday to Tuesday, November 6 to Saturday, November 12, 2011, inclusively, on account of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait.
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  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Kuwait 2011 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Extended

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Ali Al-Rashid, has announced that at yesterday's meeting, the Kuwaiti Cabinet had decided to declare Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 and 10, 2011, as additional non-working public holidays at all ministries and state departments.
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  • Aug
  • 29
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  • Kuwait Announces Eid Financial Holidays

    Al-Qabas (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Stock Exchange has announced that it would close from Tuesday, August 30, until Sunday, September 4, 2011, inclusively, on account of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Kuwait 2011 End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Undersecretary at the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Mohammed Al-Roumi, has announced that the upcoming End of Ramadan public sector holidays would most likely last 5 days, from Tuesday, August 30, until Saturday, September 3, 2011.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Kuwait Announces Start of Ramadan

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Ramadan Crescent Moon Sighting Committee has announced that the upcoming month of Ramadan would begin on Monday, August 1, 2011, in Kuwait.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Kuwait Declares June 30 Public Holiday

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the upcoming public holiday on account of the Prophet's Ascension, ministries and government authorities will have a non-working public holiday on Thursday, June 30, 2011, instead of Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
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  • Feb
  • 15
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  • Kuwait Confirms Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Civil Service commission has confirmed that Thursday, February 17, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday on the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Kuwait Declares February Public Holiday

    Al-Qabas (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that Sunday and Monday, February 27 and 28, 2011, had been declared public sector holidays to compensate the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day public holidays occurring during the Kuwaiti weekend.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 27
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  • Kuwait Declares December 7 Public Holiday

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The head of Kuwait's Civil Service commission, Abdul Aziz Al Zibin, has announced that Tuesday, December 7, 2010, would be a non-working public holiday on account of the Islamic new year of Hijri 1432.
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  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Kuwait Declares Additional New Year Public Holiday

    An-Nahar (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Undersecretary at the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Mohammed Al-Roumi, has announced that Sunday, January 2, 2011, would be an official non-working public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Kuwait Announces Eid Public Holidays

    The Arab Times (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti Cabinet has declared Sunday, November 14, 2010, as an additional bridge public holiday in ministries and government departments, to link the preceding weekend with the upcoming Eid al-Adha public holidays.
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  • Sep
  • 8
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  • Kuwait Eid Public Holidays September 10

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Crescent Sighting Authority of Kuwait's Ministry of Justice has announced that Friday, September 10, 2010, will be the first day of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Kuwait.
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  • Aug
  • 20
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  • Kuwait To Limit Eid Public Sector Holidays

    Al Watan (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Undersecretary at the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Mohammed Al-Roumi, has announced that, regardless of the date of the upcoming End of Ramadan, public sector employees would get four days of public sector holidays only for the Eid-Al-Fitr.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Kuwait Announces Ramadan Public Sector Schedule

    Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - The Undersecretary of Kuwait's Civil Service Commission, Mohammad Al-Roumi, has issued a circular which specifies the official work hours at government departments during the upcoming month of Ramadan.
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Kuwait Declares July 11 Public Holiday

    The Kuwait Times (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's head of the civil service commission, Abdulaziz Al-Zin, has announced that Sunday, July 11, 2010, had been declared an additional public holiday for all civil servants and state employees, to mark the Islamic day of Isra and Miraj.
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  • Feb
  • 22
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  • Kuwait New Labour Law Officially Gazetted

    Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette) - The long-awaited new Labour Law was gazetted yesterday in the official Kuwait Gazette, finally giving the private sector of Kuwait (almost) as many public holidays as the public sector.
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  • Feb
  • 15
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  • Kuwait Declares 5-Day Public Holidays From February 25

    The Kuwait Times (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Civil Service Commission Chairman, Abdulaziz Al-Zibn, has confirmed that the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day public holidays would last for 5 consecutive days, from Thursday, February 25, until Monday, March 1st, 2010, inclusively.
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • Kuwait Could Extend Month-End Public Holidays

    Al Rai (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Cabinet is reported to be considering declaring Monday, March 1, 2010, a public holiday, thereby extending the upcoming month-end public holidays to 5 consecutive days.
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Kuwait Declares Month-End 4-Day Public Holidays

    The Arab Times (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Undersecretary of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Mohammed Al-Roumi, has announced four days of public holidays, from Thursday February 25 until Sunday, February 28, 2010.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Kuwait Approves New Labour Law

    Kuwait Times (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's National Assembly has unanimously passed the long-debated new labour law giving the private sector much improved rights and benefits, including an increased number of public holidays.
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  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Kuwait Declares 2 New Year Day In Lieu Public Holidays

    Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs (Kuwait) - The President of Kuwait's Civil Service Bureau, Abdulaziz Al-Zabin, has announced that Sunday, December 20, 2009, would be a day in lieu public holiday to compensate this year's New Hijri Year occurring on Friday, December 18, 2009, which is a weekend day.
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  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Kuwait December 20 Public Holiday

    National NCS - We have received unconfirmed reports that Kuwait had declared a day in lieu public holiday on Sunday, December 20, 2009, in conjunction with the Islamic new year 1431.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Kuwait Bill Settles For 11 Common Public Holidays

    The Kuwait Times (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Labor and Health Committee has forwarded the draft law on the revisions to the labour code, to the Parliament after reducing the number of private sector holidays in the bill from 13 to 11.
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  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Kuwait Adds November 26 Public Holiday

    The Arab Times (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that pursuant to the recent Cabinet Decision, the Eid Al-Adha public holidays would begin with Arafat Day, on Thursday, November 26, 2009.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Kuwait Labor Law Amendments Update

    Zawya (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's National Assembly's health and labor committee has approved, and forwarded for its second reading, the new private sector labor law which would align private sector public holidays, and their duration, on the public sector holidays schedule.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Kuwait Confirms Week-Long End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    The Kuwait Times (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Cabinet has confirmed earlier rumours that the upcoming End of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr) public holidays would extend for a full week.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Kuwait Considering 8-Day Eid Public Holidays

    The Arab Times (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Civil Service Commission (CSC) has approved the extension of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr public holidays to run from Saturday, September 19 to Saturday, September 26, 2009.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Kuwait Could Declare September 24 Public Holiday

    The Kuwait Times (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Roudhan Al-Roudhan, announced that the Cabinet would declare Thursday, September 24, 2009, an official public holiday, if the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr fell on Monday, September 21.
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  • Sep
  • 2
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  • Kuwait 10-Day End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    The Kuwait Times (Kuwait City) - The Legal and Legislative Committee of Kuwait's National Assembly has approved a proposal to declare the last 10 days of the month of Ramadan as public holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • Kuwait Public Holidays Increase Moves Ahead

    The Arab Times (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's National Assembly approved, in its first reading, the new private sector labor law which would align private sector public holidays, and their duration, on the public sector holidays schedule.
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  • Jul
  • 9
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  • Kuwait Confirms Moving Of Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday

    Official website of Al Diwan Al Amiri (State of Kuwait) - Kuwait's Civil Service Commission has confirmed that, in accordance with Kuwaiti Cabinet decision number 252 of 2008, Thursday, July 23, 2009, rather than July 20, will be the public holiday marking Prophet Mohammed's ascension to heaven.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Kuwait Labour Law Amendments To Reach Assembly By March 3

    Middle East North Africa Financial Network (Dubai) - The Health, Social and Labour Affairs Committee of Kuwait's Parliament is to send a set of 25 amendments to the current labour law in the Private Sector to the National Assembly, before March 3.
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • Kuwait Confirms National Day Public Sector Holidays

    Kuwait Times - Kuwait's Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that the upcoming national holidays celebrations would be held for four days starting February 25 (National Day) and 26 (Liberation Day) followed by Friday and Saturday which mark the weekend for the public sector.
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  • Feb
  • 3
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  • Kuwait Revises Private Sector Labor Law

    Kuwait Times (Kuwait City) - Late last week, Kuwait's Labour Committee of Parliament approved the first reading of a new labor law which, among other measures, would grant more public holidays to private sector employees.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Kuwait Updates Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Dates

    Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Faisal al-Hajji, has announced that the Cabinet had decided to declare Thursday, December 11, 2008, as a one-off additional public holiday as it is falls between the previously announced Eid Al Adha public holidays and the weekend.
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Kuwait Confirms Upcoming Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Dates

    WAM - The President of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) of Kuwait, Abdul Aziz Al-Zabin, announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays in Kuwait.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Kuwait Announces Upcoming End Of Ramadan Public Holidays Dates

    The Arab Times (Kuwait City) - The President of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) of Kuwait, Abdul Aziz Al-Zabin, announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays in Kuwait.
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Kuwait Draft Law Making Last 10 Days Of Ramadan An Official Religious Holiday

    Al Watan - A draft law presented by MPs Faisal Al-Mislem, Jamaan Al-Harbash, Ali Al-Omair and Abdullatif Al-Omairi, would add a new Article 23 to Amiri decree 15/1979, stipulating that the last ten days of Ramadan (September 21-30, in 2008) be an official religious holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 9
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  • Kuwait Confirms Day In Lieu For Upcoming Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday

    Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that, in accordance with Kuwaiti Cabinet decision number 252, Thursday, July 31, will be a public holiday on the occasion of the religious holiday marking the Prophet Mohammed's ascension to heaven.
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  • May
  • 15
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  • Kuwait Declares 3-Day Public Holiday To Mourn Former Emir

    Arab Times - Following the death its Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti government has announced three days of national mourning which will be observed by both the public and private sectors.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Kuwait Spells Out Rules For Mid-Week Public Holidays

    The Arab Times - The Civil Service Commission of Kuwait (CSC) gave details of the latest changes made to the official holidays list, clarifying which public holidays are to remain on their set date, and which public holidays were to move to the adjoining weekend.
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • Kuwait February 24 Bridge Public Holiday

    Kuwait Times + Arab Times - Deputy Premier and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Faisal Al-Hajj, announced that the Cabinet had approved Sunday, February 24, 2008, as a bridge public holiday because it falls between the weekend (Friday and Saturday) and the two official National Day public holidays of February 25 and 26.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Kuwait 2008 New Year Holiday To Remain On January 1st

    Kuwait Times - It was announced, earlier today, by Kuwait's Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairman Abdulaziz Al-Sebin that Tuesday, January 1, 2008, would be observed as the (Western) New Year public holiday, instead of the scheduled date of Sunday, January 6, 2008.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Kuwait Parliamentarians Want 10-Day End Of Ramadan Public Holiday

    Kuwait Times - Members of the Parliament of Kuwait renewed calls for the government to declare the last 10 days of the month of Ramadan as a public holiday to allow people to devote more time for worship.
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  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Kuwait Officializes Weekend Change from Thursday-Friday to Friday-Saturday

    Arab Times - The Chairman of the Civil Service Commission issued a circular declaring Saturday as the weekly holiday, as well as the shift of some official public holidays, which fall on Saturday to Sunday.
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  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Kuwait Weekends Will Change to Friday-Saturday In September

    The Middle East Times - Kuwait's Cabinet issued an administrative decision to officially change the state's weekends from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday, beginning on September 1st, 2007.
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  • May
  • 4
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  • Kuwait May Consider Adding May Day To List Of Public Holidays

    Arab Times Kuwait - The Chairman of the Kuwait Trade Union Federation has called, on Tuesday, for declaring May 1st an official day in Kuwait to honor the working class in line with the tradition in many other countries.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Kuwait Confirms Date Of Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Arabian Business - The date of Saturday March 31st, 2007, has been confirmed as the date when Kuwait will observe the Prophet's Birthday (note that weekends are Thursdays and Fridays in Kuwait).
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Kuwait Asked To Observe Ashura As Public Holiday

    Gulf Times - A top Shia leader, Mohamed Baqer al-Mahri, head of the Congregation of Kuwaiti Shia Scholars, yesterday urged the Kuwaiti government to declare a public holiday for the annual Shia rite of Ashura.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Kuwait Confirms Dates Of Hijra New Year Public Holiday

    Kuwait Times - Hijra public holiday date confirmed for January 20.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Kuwait Protests Libya's Public Holiday Cancellation

    Associated Press - Kuwait protests Libya's three-day mourning for Saddam Hussein's execution. Sheik Mohammed spoke after a parliamentary session in which numerous lawmakers rebuked the Arab countries that described the executed Saddam as a "martyr" and a "hero".
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2006

  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Kuwait Announces 9-Day Eid Al-Adha Public Holiday

    The Kuwait times - Kuwaiti Government sources have said that the upcoming Eid Al-Adha holidays will total nine days, including two weekends (weekends in Kuwait are Thursdays and Fridays).
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Kuwait Committee Approves 10-Day End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    The Kuwait Times (Kuwait City) - Kuwait's Legal and Legislative Committee approved a proposal that calls for declaring the last 10 days of the month of Ramadan a public holiday for schools.
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2002

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Kuwait Declares 4-Day Public Holidays

    Al Bawaba (Amman) - The Kuwaiti cabinet has declared Wednesday, January 1st, 2003, as a public holiday on the occasion of Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah's 25 years as ruler.
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See also: Kuwait bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Kuwait)