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Bahrain MPs Move Mid-Week Public Holidays To Nearest Weekends

Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA)
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: December 6, 2020

Bahrain's MPs have approved a legislative proposal which would move Bahrain public holidays to adjoin the weekend, when those public holidays fall one day away from the nearest weekend, in an attempt to reduce absenteeism at work.

The aforementioned legislation, which must now be approved by the cabinet, would not apply to the 3-day Eid Al Fitr public holidays, the 3-day Eid Al Adha public holidays, as well as the 2-day Ashoora public holidays.

The annual public holidays of Bahrain that would be covered by the new weekend bridge rule would therefore be: Gregorian New Year, National Day, Labour Day, the Prophet’s birthday, and Islamic New Year.

Recall that, since September 2006, weekends in Bahrain run from Friday to Saturday instead of Thursday to Friday (2006-08-02).

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