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Oman 2017 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced

Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat)
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017

Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2017, as running from Thursday, August 31, to Monday, September 4, 2017, for both public and private sector workers.

As per a decision by Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al-Busaidi, Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and the Chairman of the Civil Service Council, "On the occasion of the blessed Eid Al Adha 1438 AH, and as per the Royal Orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Eid holiday for employees at the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state's administrative apparatus will be from Thursday, 9th Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH corresponding to 31st, August 2017 till Monday 13th Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH corresponding to 4th September 2017. Work will resume on Tuesday 5th September 2017".

The aforementioned announced period of non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid al Adha in Oman is more in line with the past 2 year's (2016-09-04 and 2015-09-17), than more remote years when week long extensions of the Eid public sector holidays were common (2014-09-25, 2014-07-21, 2013-10-10, 2013-08-08, 2012-10-20, 2011-10-31, 2011-08-24, 2010-09-06 and 2009-09-17).

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