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Oman

Public Holidays 2017

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

DateDayHoliday
24 AprMonThe Prophet's Ascension
25 JunSunEid al Fitri Holiday
26 JunMonEid al Fitri Holiday
27 JunTueEid al Fitri Holiday
28 JunWedEid al Fitri Holiday
23 JulSunRenaissance Day
1 SepFriFeast of Sacrifice
2 SepSatFeast of Sacrifice
3 SepSunFeast of Sacrifice
4 SepMonFeast of Sacrifice
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
18 NovSatOman National Day
30 NovThuThe Prophet'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.