Thursday, July 24, 2008

Three day weekend.. two weeks in a row

Wow, a three day weekend this week because of 23rd July "Renaissance Day", then back to work for just four days before another three day weekend next week due to a religious holiday, Al Isra' wal Mi'raj. Unprecedented.




3 comments:

nibaq said...

What is "Renaissance Day"?

We get a 3 day weekend in Kuwait next week too. Cant wait for that.

muscati said...

Renaissance Day is the anniversary of HM Sultan Qaboos' ascension to the throne in Oman on the 23rd of July, 1970. Originally it was celebrated as National Day in the early 70's but then that was switched to November 18th due to the summer heat (I think). July 23rd only became an official holiday a couple years ago.

Um Faisal said...

Yet we still can't manage a family trip to Dubai because my three day weekend is (Wed-Thurs-Fri)and yours is (Thurs-Fri-Sat)!

I really hope the entire country switches their weekend to Fri/Sat so that its unified with the private sector.