Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat)
Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2015 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
As per a decision by Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, employees at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state's administrative apparatus will observe a non-working public holiday on Sunday, May 17, 2017, on account of the upcoming Prophet's Ascension.
In a separate communiqué, Oman's manpower Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, issued a ministerial decision declaring Sunday, May 17, 2017, as a non-working public holiday for employees of Omani private sector companies and establishments.
As was done for the past 2 years (20-May-2014 and 02-Jun-2013), but contrary to what happened 4 years ago (26-Jun-2011), the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) were not changed as compared to the religious calendar, nor was an extra day of public holiday given, as was done the year before that (10-Jun-2012).
Two years ago (06-Apr-2013), Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said issued a royal decree directing that, beginning on May 1st, 2013, Oman would have Friday-Saturday as the weekend for both the public as well as the private sector.
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