Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City)
The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it has declared a public holiday in Kuwait, on Sunday, January 1, 2017, the date of the annual New Year's day non-working public holiday in Kuwait.
In the past, though this is not the case this year, one-off western New Year public holidays were declared by the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission whenever January 1st occurred near (22-Dec-2011) or during (24-Dec-2015, 26-Nov-2010 and 17-Dec-2009) the Kuwaiti weekend (04-Aug-2007), though not always systematically (19-Dec-2013 and 08-Dec-2013).
Kuwait changed its weekends to Friday-Saturday, almost a decade ago (04-Aug-2007 and 03-Jun-2007).
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• 2013-12-08: Kuwaiti Public Holidays January 1-2
• 2011-12-22: Kuwait 2011-2012 Year-End Public Sector Holidays
• 2010-11-26: Kuwait Declares Additional New Year Public Holiday
• 2009-12-17: Kuwait Declares 2 New Year Day In Lieu Public Holidays
• 2007-08-04: Kuwait Officializes Weekend Change from Thursday-Friday to Friday-Saturday
• 2007-06-03: Kuwait Weekends Will Change to Friday-Saturday In September