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Bahrain 2013 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA)
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bahrain's Central Bank has published its list of expected bank and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2013.

As was the case in past years (2011-09-07, 2010-07-02 and 2009-06-22), this published list does not contain the days in lieu that occur when a public holiday falls on one of the weekends days as defined in Bahrain (2006-08-02).

In addition, once again, the aforementioned list seems based on the Arithmetic Islamic Calendar rather than the Saudi Umm al-Qura calendar, and for 2013 the effect is most unfortunate as all the announced Muslim public holidays dates are a day earlier than the Saudi Umm al-Qura calendar, which is itself often a day early as compared to Asia and some African countries.

We therefore expect most of the aforementioned Muslim public holidays dates announced for 2013 in Bahrain to be changed at the last minute.

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