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Sept. 11 fully paid vacation for private sector workers on occasion of new Hijri year, says minister

Saturday، 08 September 2018 - 10:01 AM

Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan on Friday announced that September 11 will be a fully paid holiday for workers in the private sector on the occasion of the New Hijri Year, which starts Tuesday.


In case of necessity, the worker has to receive double pay for working during the holiday in line with the labor law, said Saafan.


The first month of the year 1440 in the Islamic calendar is named Muhurram.


The Hijri calendar, which began in AD 622, is a lunar calendar that determines for Muslims around the globe the date of the holy month of Ramadan -- during which Muslims fast during daylight hours -- as well as the Hajj pilgrimage and Muslim feasts.



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