CSC declares 24 December a public holiday for the Prophet's birthday
Thursday, 24 December, will be a public holiday for the occasion of the Prophet Mohammad's 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.
Bodies with work of special nature will decide their own holiday accordingly, taking public interests into account. Work will resume on Sunday, 27 December.