homeworldwide public holidaysnews and updateskuwait > this page

Kuwaiti New Year 2016 Public Holidays Extended

Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City)
Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2015


The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it has declared a one-off compensatory public holiday in Kuwait, to compensate the fact that January 1, 2016, the date of the annual New Year's day non-working public holiday in Kuwait, will fall on a Friday, thus during the Kuwaiti weekend, in 2016.

As per the aforementioned announcement by the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission that it has declared Thursday, December 31, 2015, a one-off compensatory public holiday in Kuwait, to compensate the fact that January 1, 2016, the date of the annual New Year's day non-working public holiday in Kuwait, will fall on a Friday, thus during the Kuwaiti weekend, "December 31st, will be the official New Year's holiday for all ministries and governmental bodies instead of Friday, January 1st. Meanwhile, Saturday, January 2nd, is to remain a public holiday as usual.".

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), though not always systematically (2013-12-19 and 2013-12-08).

Kuwait changed its weekends to Friday-Saturday, almost a decade ago (2007-08-04 and 2007-06-03).



Links and References


Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Kuwaiti New Year 2016 Public Holidays Extended" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.