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Qatar National Sport Day Public Holiday February 8

Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA)
Posted: Sunday, February 6, 2022

Qatar's Amiri Diwan has announced that that on the occasion of Qatar's Sports Day, Tuesday, February 8, 2022, corresponding to Rajab 7, 1443 AH, would be a non-working public holiday in Qatar.

Eleven years ago (2011-12-07), Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, had issued a decree declaring National Sports Day as a new annual non-working public holiday in Qatar, beginning in February 2012 (2019-02-10, 2015-02-09, 2013-02-11, 2012-02-12, 2012-01-18, 2012-01-17).

As per the Emiri Decision No.80 of 2011, which declares the second Tuesday of February, every year beginning in 2012, as National Sports Day, this is an official paid holiday, in accordance with the Qatari Labour Law No.14 of 2004, which took effect on January 6, 2005, and as amended by the Law No.8 of 2009 (2009-09-03).

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