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Public Holidays 2017

Today – 26 May 2017 – is not a holiday in Oman.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Oman. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
25 AprTueIsra'a Wal Mi'raj
25 Jun to 28 JunSun to WedEid al-Fitr Holiday
23 JulSunRenaissance Day
1 Sep to 4 SepFri to MonEid al-Adha Holiday
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
22 Nov to 23 NovWed to ThuNational Day Holiday
30 NovThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday

Oman is a complete monarchy and all public holidays are established by the Sultan. Oman currently celebrates 8 national holidays, with two of these holidays spanning over several days. The Sultan releases a statement at the end of each year stating what days the holidays will be on the following year.

Under the Labor Code, Chapter 2 Article 65, all employees are entitled to a paid day off for nationally recognised holidays. If, due to the nature of the position, the employee cannot take the day off, they must be paid their regular rate of pay plus 25 percent or given a different day off with pay.

The Labor Code states that any worker that is on vacation when a holiday occurs is not entitled to any special pay or guaranteed replacement days off for that holiday.