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Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Oman's Minister of Manpower, have announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector, respectively in 2014 in Oman.
As per the aforementioned announcement by Khalid Bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Board of Civil Services, Wednesday and Thursday, November 26 and 27, 2014, have been declared as non-working public holidays for all the Civil Service organizations.
In a separate announcement, the Minister of Manpower, Shaikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Bakri, also declared Wednesday and Thursday, November 26 and 27, 2014, as non-working public holidays for the employees in the private sector in the country.
Both the private and public sectors will thus benefit from a 4-day National Day of public holidays, as November 27 and 28 are followed by the last year's changed (2013-04-06) Friday and Saturday weekend of Oman.
The dates of Oman's National Day, November 18-19, are by tradition regular working days (2009-11-18), and the actual dates of the corresponding public holidays dates are announced at the last minute for a later date (2013-11-13, 2012-11-19, 2011-11-19, 2010-12-11, 2009-11-20, 2008-11-17, 2007-11-13, and 2006-11-16).
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