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The Qatari Amiri Diwan has announced that Tuesday, December 18, 2018, would be the date of the the annual National Day public holiday in 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).
Since then, whenever December 18, the annual Qatari National Day public holiday, falls on Wednesday, one day away from the following Qatari weekend (2017-12-16 and 1999-09-18), or on the weekend (2015-12-17, 2013-12-17, 2010-12-15 and 2009-12-11), an additional non-working public holiday is declared in Qatar.
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