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Kuwait Declares Public Holidays From February 27 To March 3

Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City)
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2022


Kuwaiti Government Communication Center and Government Spokesperson, Tariq Al-Mezrem, has announced that the Cabinet had decided to declare the period from Sunday, February 27, to Thursday, March 3, 2022, as public holidays to link the February 25-26 Independence Day and Liberation Day public holidays with the subsequent Israa and Miaraj public holiday on February 28, and the weekend of March 4th and 5th, 2022 ("ministries and state bodies will resume work on Sunday March 6").

Recall that, the list of Kuwaiti public holidays for the coming calendar year 2022, was released last month as "Tentative Kuwait Public Holidays in 2022" (2021-12-08).

In 2022, both the Independence Day and Liberation Day public holidays fall on a weekend (2007-08-04 and 2007-06-03).

Some years, the overlap of the Independence Day and Liberation Day public holidays with the weekend gave rise to a day in lieu public holiday (2020-01-12, 2019-01-28 and 2016-02-15), as per the Cabinet decision No. 4/1979 of July 22, 1979 concerning public holidays, and amendments to it through decision No. 252 concerning the transfer of some public holidays.

The declaration of day in lieu public holidays, though, has not always been systematic (2017-02-21).



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