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Omani National Day Public Holidays November 25-28

Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat)
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Oman's state news agency has announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector in Oman, for the calendar year 2020, as November 25 and 26, 2020 ("On the occasion of the 50th Glorious National Day and, upon the Royal orders of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, it has been decided that Wednesday and Thursday, 25 and 26 of November 2020, will be an official holiday for employees in units of the State’s Administrative Apparatus (public sector), other legal entities and private sector establishments.").

As per the aforementioned announcement, and as was the case in recent years (2019-11-17, 2018-11-12 and 2017-11-19), both the private and public sectors will benefit from a 4-day extended National Day public holidays, as weekends in Oman, after years of debate (2007-05-22), were changed to Friday/Saturday, effective May 1st, 2013, as per a royal decree by then Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said (2013-04-06 and 2013-04-27).

The dates of Oman's National Day, November 18-19, are by tradition regular working days (2009-11-18), and the actual dates of the corresponding public holidays dates are announced at the last minute for a later date (2019-11-17, 2018-11-12, 2017-11-19, 2016-11-16, 2015-11-18, 2014-11-18, 2013-11-13, 2012-11-19, 2011-11-19, 2010-12-11, 2009-11-20, 2008-11-17, 2007-11-13, and 2006-11-16), usually at the end of November, except in 2009-2010-2011 to avoid a collision with the Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) and Islamic New Year public holiday in Oman, as well as in 2015, for no obvious reason.

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