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Bahrain's Central Bank has published its annual list of expected bank holidays and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2018.
As was the case in past years (2016-10-15, 2015-09-02, 2014-10-20, 2013-08-22, 2012-10-21, 2011-09-07, 2010-07-02 and 2009-06-22), this published list does not contain the days in lieu that will occur when a 2018 Bahraini public holiday falls on one of the weekends days as defined in Bahrain (2006-08-02).
In addition, once again, the aforementioned list seems based on the Arithmetic Islamic Calendar rather than the Saudi Umm al-Qura calendar, and for 2018 the announced Muslim public holidays dates for Ashura are a day earlier than the Saudi Umm al-Qura calendar, which is itself often a day early as compared to Asia and some African countries.
We therefore expect the aforementioned Muslim public holidays dates in Bahrain announced for 2018, to be changed later next year.
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