Kuwait announces Eid Al Adha holidays for public sector. All state entities and ministries will be on holiday from Sunday, July 10 until Thursday, July 14
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30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
Kuwait's Council of Ministers on Monday announced a nine-day holiday for Eid Al Adha. This is the first announcement from a GCC member nation on the next public holiday
All public institutions, ministries and government bodies will be closed from Sunday, July 10 to Thursday, July 14, Kuwait's News Agency (Kuna) has said.
Public institutions will resume work on Sunday, July 17, Kuwait News Agency reported.
Eid Al Adha is usually four days.
Since Kuwait operates on a Friday/Saturday weekend, the public sector will get a nine day holiday to mark the occasion.
Arafat Day, marked on the day before Eid Al Adha, is also a day off and is likely to fall on Dhu Al Hijjah 9.
The 10th day of Dhu Al Hijjah marks the first day of Eid Al Adha.
The entire month is holy, with a series of days important to Islam. Dhu Al Hijjah consists of 29 or 30 days and its literal translation means Possessor of the Pilgrimage or the Month of the Pilgrimage.