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Kuwait Confirms Week-Long End of Ramadan Public Holidays
 
(Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009)

Source: 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.

This End of Ramadan public holidays in Kuwait will therefore run from Friday, September 18, to Saturday, September 26, 2009, for civil servants and some banks.

However, for the moment, until impending change in Kuwait's public holidays legislation (21-Aug-2009) become law, the private sector will get much fewer days, most private sector employees starting their End of Ramadan public holidays on Saturday, September 19, and finishing on Monday, September 21st, 2009.

The extension of the End of Ramadan public holidays to 10 days had been requested every year by Kuwait's religious parties (02-Sep-2009, 17-Aug-2008, 20-Sep-2007 and 13-Sep-2006), and agreed to, in principle, late last week (10-Sep-2009).

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Kuwait 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
 2011-07-31: Kuwait Announces Start of Ramadan
 2010-08-20: Kuwait To Limit Eid Public Sector Holidays
 2010-07-23: Kuwait Announces Ramadan Public Sector Schedule
 2009-09-10: Kuwait Considering 8-Day Eid Public Holidays
 2009-09-02: Kuwait 10-Day End of Ramadan Public Holidays
 2009-08-21: Kuwait Public Holidays Increase Moves Ahead
 2008-08-17: Kuwait Draft Law Making Last 10 Days Of Ramadan An Official Religious Holiday
 2007-09-20: Kuwait Parliamentarians Want 10-Day End Of Ramadan Public Holiday
 2006-09-13: Kuwait Committee Approves 10-Day End of Ramadan Public Holidays


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