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Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring the public holidays, and substitute public holidays, for the upcoming 40th National Day of Bahrain.
As per the aforementioned circular, all government ministries, authorities and institutions will be on public holidays on Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17, 2011.
In addition, and as was the case last year (2010-12-12), Sunday and Monday, December 18 and 19, 2011, have been declared as additional day in lieu public holidays, based on the Legislative Decree No.23 of 1976, which declare a day in lieu public holiday to compensate public holidays that fall on a weekend day or another public holiday.
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