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Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has finally issued a circular declaring Friday, January 1, 2016, as the annual non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Western New Year non-working public holiday of Bahrain for the calendar year 2016.
In addition, as was the case some previous years (2014-12-31 and 2012-02-01), but not all (2014-01-09 and 2013-01-21), as the aforementioned date coincides with the Friday/Saturday weekend in Bahrain (2006-08-02), the aforementioned circular states that "as that day coincides with the weekend recess, it is compensated with Sunday, January 3, 2016" for all government ministries, directorates and public institutions of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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