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Oman 2020 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays May 23-26

Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat)
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: April 24, 2022

Earlier tonight, Oman’s Moon-Sighting Committee announced that the Dhul Hijja Moon had been sighted, meaning that the current Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays of Oman, which began today, May 23, would run until May 26, 2020 ("Work will resume on Wednesday May 27").

Earlier this week (2020-05-20), Omani authorities had announced that the upcoming 2020 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the Omani public sector and the private sector of Oman, would begin on Ramadan 29, Saturday, May 23, 2020, but that the duration of these public holidays, would depend on the date of the 1st day of the month of Shawwal, yet to be announced at that time.

At that time, it was announced that If the 1st day of the month of Shawwal fell on Sunday, May 24, 2020, which has now been announced as being the case, "then the holiday will end on Tuesday, 3 Shawal 1441 AH, corresponding to 26 May 2020", for both the Omani private and public sectors, as was the case for the past 7 years (2019-05-28, 2018-06-09, 2017-06-18, 2016-06-27, 2015-07-13, 2014-07-21 and 2013-08-08).

If the 1st day of the month of Shawwal had instead fallen on Monday, May 25, 2020, which did not come to pass, then the Eid al Fitr public holidays would have ended on Thursday, May 28, 2020, for the private sector, and on Saturday, May 30, 2020, for the public sector, harkening back to the more distant past, when the public sector of Oman benefited from more public holidays than the private sector (2012-08-12 and 2011-08-24).

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