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Citizens expect govt to extend Eid holidays by two more days

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1: With the advent of Eid Al-Adha, Kuwaiti citizens are waiting to receive good news from the government about extending the Eid holidays for two more days so that the total number of holidays becomes nine days, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. Meanwhile, they explained that …

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Eid on Wednesday … Diwan conveys Amiri greeting

KUWAIT CITY, July 4, (Agencies): The Justice Ministry’s crescent-sighting committee announced on Monday that the Shawwal crescent could not be observed tonight, thus, tomorrow Tuesday will be the last day of Ramadan and Wednesday will be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr. Meanwhile, the Amiri Diwan conveyed greetings from His …

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Holiday spirit digs in – offices empty, rush in banks, markets

KUWAIT CITY, July 4: Ministries are empty while the banks and markets are heavily congested — this is the usual scene on the first working day of the last week of Ramadan, just few days before Eid Al-Fitr, reports Al-Qabas daily. An official from Civil Service Commission (CSC) said the …

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Indoor Eid prayer only – Security fears

KUWAIT CITY, July 1: Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaaqoub Al-Sane’ announced late Thursday that the prayers of Eid Al-Fitr will not be held at open areas this year due to security considerations. “In response to a request from the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry …

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‘Eid on July 6’

KUWAIT CITY, June 28: Astronomy and Space Department at Kuwait Scientific Club announced that Wednesday, July 6, 2016 will be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr and the first day of Shawwal for 1437 AH, astronomically. In a statement, the Director of Astronomy and Space Bader Hamoud Al-Omaira said concurrence …

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‘Eid 5th – 9th July’

KUWAIT CITY, June 22, (KUNA): The Civil Service Commission (CSC) said Wednesday that Eid Al-Fitr holiday would last five days starting from July 5th until July 9th, whether Ramadan was 29 or 30 days. It said in a statement that if Eid was to fall on Tuesday (July 5th), the …

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December 24 public holiday

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14, (KUNA): Thursday, December 24, will be a public holiday on the occasion of the Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) birthday, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced on Monday. The CSC added in a statement that all government offices and institutions would suspend work on the day. Share

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Muslim Americans welcome first NY Eid school holiday – It’s small but hard-won victory

NEW YORK, Sept 23, (AFP): New York marks a milestone in the fight for equality Thursday when 1.1 million children in America’s largest school district will take the day off to mark Eid al-Adha. It is a small but hard-won victory at a time when American Muslims complain of growing …

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89,000 people exited on Wed – List of ‘absentees’ a day before Eid holiday differs

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23: The number of government sector employees who reported for work a day before the holidays differed from one institution to another, reports Al-Anba daily. In the Ministry of Electricity and Water, majority of the employees were present except those who applied for leave according to the …

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