KUWAIT, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- 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. (end) zak.sd