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Omani 2020 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday On March 22

Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat)
Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2020


Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2020 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman, as Sunday, March 22, 2020.

As per a decision by Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidy, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Chairman of the Civil Service Council, employees at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state’s administrative apparatus, will observe a non-working public holiday on Sunday, March 22, 2020, on account of the upcoming Prophet's Ascension ("On the occasion of Isra’a Wal Miraj, it has been decided that Sunday 27 Rajab 1441 AH corresponding to March 22 will be an official holiday for employees at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state’s administrative apparatus").

In a separate communiqué, Oman's Manpower Minister, Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, issued a ministerial decision declaring Sunday, March 22, 2020, as a non-working public holiday "for employees in private sector companies and establishments on the blessed occasion of Isra’a Wal Miraj".

As was done in recent years (2018-04-10, 2017-04-17, 2015-05-10, 2014-05-20 and 2013-06-02), but contrary to what happened before (2011-06-26), the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) were not changed as compared to the religious calendar, nor was an extra day of public holiday given, as was done on some past occasions (2012-06-10).



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