Oman authority announces 4-day weekend holiday for public and private sector

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Oman is gearing up to celebrate its 53rd National Day with enthusiasm and pride. In an official announcement released on the state-run news agency ONA, the Omani government has declared a two-day national holiday to mark this special occasion.

Oman Celebrates the 53rd National Day with a Two-Day Public Holiday

The holiday will take place on Wednesday, November 22, and Thursday, November 23, 2023, allowing both public and private sector workers to partake in the festivities and commemorations.

Royal Decree for National Day Celebrations

This announcement comes in accordance with the royal orders of His Majesty the Sultan, emphasizing the significance of this celebration to the nation. It is a time for Omani citizens to come together, express their patriotism, and appreciate the country's rich heritage and achievements.

Equal Participation for All Sectors

The joy of National Day extends to both public and private sector employees, ensuring that all members of society can engage in the festivities. It is a time to unite and celebrate the unity, progress, and cultural richness of Oman.

Labor regulations and compensation

While most employees will be able to take advantage of the holiday, the Ministry of Labour has made it clear that some businesses may insist on keeping their employees on the clock. Extra pay for overtime hours worked will be provided in these situations to promote equity and conformity with employment laws.

The Spirit of National Unity

Oman's National Day is more than just a holiday; it is a time for Omani citizens to display their unwavering love for their country. Through various events, ceremonies, and activities, Omanis come together to celebrate their nation's achievements and its bright future.

The two-day holiday allows everyone, from various walks of life, to participate and cherish the remarkable journey of the Sultanate of Oman. It is a moment to reflect on Oman's history, culture, and promise for a flourishing future.

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