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Omani Hijri New Year 1439 Public Holiday September 22-24
 
(Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017)

Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat)

Earlier tonight, Oman's Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs (MERA) has announced that the previously-announced non-working public holiday in Oman on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1439 non-working public holiday in Oman, would occur on Friday, September 22, 2017, as "that it couldn't sight the moon of Muharram of the new Hijri year 1439 AH on Wednesday evening".

As per the aforementioned announcement, "Friday will be the first day of Muharram which falls on September 22, 2017" and therefore "Sunday, September 24, will be the the new Islamic Year holiday in Oman".

Last week, Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, had announced the decision to declare a non-working public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1439, but at that moment, as was the case in a similar announcement of the past 2 years (25-Sep-2016 and 07-Oct-2015), no specific Gregorian date had been set for this Omani public holiday to fall on the first day of Muharram, 1439 AH.

In a separate announcement, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, Oman's Minister of Manpower, had also announced that the first day of Muharram, 1439 AH, would be an official non-working public holiday for employees at the private sector's companies.

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