Source:Qatari News Agency (QNA)
Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Qatari Government has announced that Sunday, December 18, 2016, would be the date of the upcoming 2016 public holiday in Qatar to commemorate the annual National Day public holiday of Qatar.
Contrary to previous years, when the December 18 Qatari National Day public holiday fell on a weekend (2015-12-17, 2013-12-17, 2010-12-15 and 2009-12-11), or on a Wednesday, one day away from the following Qatari weekend (1999-09-18), no additional non-working public holiday was declared in Qatar for the upcoming 2016 public holiday in Qatar to commemorate the annual National Day public holiday of Qatar.
December 18 was made into an annual public holiday by virtue of Qatar Law No. 61 of 2007 (2007-06-22). In compensation for this new public holiday, beginning in 2007, September 3 was no longer a public holiday in Qatar (2007-08-22). The change was later made permanent by the "Decision of the Cabinet of Ministers No. (6) of 2008, Setting the Official Holidays in the State and Organizing Work thereon" guidelines on official public holidays, and bank holidays, in Qatar (2008-02-06).
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