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Kuwaiti January 2 Public Holiday Rejected

Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City)
Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013

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.

Earlier this month (2013-12-08), the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission had 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. Apparently, this request was denied.

In the past, similar one-off western New Year public holidays were also declared by the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission whenever January 1st occurred near (2011-12-22) or during (2010-11-26 and 2009-12-17) the Kuwaiti weekend (2007-08-04).

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