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Oman Public Holidays 2017

Today – 21 November 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.

— The Holy Prophet’s Birthday (PBUH) will be celebrated on 1 December 2017 (Friday). It has been announced also that 5 December (Tuesday) will be an observed holiday in both government and private sectors.
— The 47th National Day public holidays for all public and private sector will be observed on 3 and 4 December 2017.

25 AprTueIsra'a Wal Mi'raj
24 Jun to 29 JunSat to ThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
23 JulSunRenaissance Day
1 Sep to 4 SepFri to MonEid al-Adha Holiday
22 SepFriIslamic New Year
24 SepSunIslamic New Year Holiday
18 NovSatNational Day
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
3 Dec to 4 DecSun to MonNational Day Holiday
5 DecTueProphet Muhammad's Birthday Holiday

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.

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