Kuwait sets Feb 19, 26, 27 as public holidays for Al-Israa wal Miraj, national day festivities

Kuwait has set February 19, 26 and 27 as public holidays marking the separate occassions of Al-Israa wal Miraaj (Prophet’s Ascension) as well as National Day and Liberation Day, the Civil Service Commission said on Monday.

Al-Israa wal Miraaj, which is actually on February 18, a Saturday, is already a rest day, therefore it will be replaced as a holiday by the new date.

National Day also falls on a Saturday, which is why the following Monday will be given to compensate for the rest day.

The decision applies to “all ministries, government agencies, public bodies and institutions,” read a CSC statement, with official working hours set to resume afterwards.

The move comes after a Cabinet decision, taken at its meeting today, CSC Undersecretary Abeer Al-Duaij said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, she added that government bodies with a “special work nature” will be determined by their own internal management, taking into consideration public interest.

Source: Kuwait News Agency