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Omani 2015 Prophet's Birthday 1st Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Monday, December 29, 2014)

Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat)

Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Birthday, for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.

In a decision by Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, Omani ministries, public authorities and other units of the state administrative apparatus will remain closed for a non-working public sector holiday on Sunday, January 4, 2015, on account of the upcoming Prophet's Birthday.

In a separate communique, Oman's Minister of Manpower, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nassir al-Bakri, issued a ministerial decision stopping work for a public holiday at private sector companies and establishments, also on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

As per both aforementioned announcements, the declaration of a non-working sector holiday on Sunday, January 4, 2015, on account of the upcoming Prophet's Birthday, is stated as being on "Sunday, 13th Rabee Al Awwal, 1436 AH", and not on the 12th, which is the observance date for the Prophet's Birthday, meaning that the declaration of a non-working sector holiday on Sunday, January 4, 2015, corresponds to a shift of date, due to the 12th day of the month falling on a Saturday. Recall that, since last year (06-Apr-2013), Oman's weekends are Friday-Saturday for both the public as well as the private sector.

Note that, in 2015, the Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) will occur twice, once in early January, and once around December 24, depending on the countries.

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