Source:Oman News Agency (Muscat)
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 Updated: Monday, November 12, 2018
Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector in Oman, for the calendar year 2017 (the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state administrative apparatus).
As per the aforementioned announcement by Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, "it was decided that Sunday and Monday, December 3 and 4, 2017 will be official holidays for the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state administrative apparatus".
In a separate announcement, the Minister of Manpower, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, also also issued a decision stating that "the holiday for the 47th Glorious National Day at the private sector’s companies and establishments will be on Sunday and Monday, December 3 and 4, 2017".
Both the private and public sectors will thus benefit from a 5-day National Day of public holidays, as December 3 and 4, 2017, are preceded by the new Friday and Saturday weekend of Oman (2013-04-06), and will be followed by another public holiday on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, as both the Minister of Manpower and the Chairman of the Civil Service Council separately issued statements stating that "Tuesday, 16 Rabee Al Awwal, 1439 AH corresponding to December 5, 2017, will be an official holiday... on the occasion of the Holy Prophet’s Birthday (PBUH), as a compensation for Friday 12th Rabee Al Awwal, 1439 AH corresponding to December 1, 2017".
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Omani 2017 National Day Public Holidays Announced" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.