Kuwaiti Government announces a 5-day holiday for Eid Al Fitr 2024

Kuwait's upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday has been officially scheduled, according to an announcement by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

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This year, the holiday will span from Tuesday, April 9, to Saturday, April 13. The CSC clarified that during this period, work across government institutions will be suspended, with the exception of specialized entities, which will maintain operations based on their individual capacities.

In a statement released via social media channels, the CSC delineated the designated dates for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, ensuring clarity for the public and organizational planning. The decision underscores the significance of Eid al-Fitr, a joyous occasion marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Additionally, Kuwait has declared a public holiday coinciding with the country's upcoming National Assembly elections. The state-run news agency, KUNA, reported that Thursday will be observed as a public holiday due to the electoral proceedings. The decision to institute this holiday was made during the cabinet's weekly session, convened at Bayan Palace and presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah.

As part of the electoral arrangements, all ministries, government bodies, and public authorities will be closed on Thursday, April 4, in alignment with the cabinet's directive. This closure aims to facilitate widespread participation in the electoral process and ensure that citizens have the opportunity to exercise their democratic rights unhindered.

The concurrent scheduling of the Eid al-Fitr holiday and the public holiday for the National Assembly elections reflects Kuwait's commitment to both religious observance and civic engagement. By providing dedicated time for celebration and participation in democratic processes, Kuwait seeks to promote social cohesion and uphold the values of inclusivity and citizenship.

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