New Hijri Year holiday announced

Muscat: Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Chairman of the Civil Service Council today issued a decision on the holiday of the Holy Prophet’s Hijra Anniversary (PBUH) and the advent of the New Hijri year 1440 AH.

The decision said, “On the occasion of the Holy Prophet’s Hijra Anniversary (PBUH) and the new Hijri year 1440 AH, it was decided that the first day of Muharram 1440 AH will be an official holiday for the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State’s Administrative Apparatus. Muharram moon sighting will be declared by the concerned authorities”.

On this great occasion, the Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court extended his congratulations to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, praying to Allah the Almighty to protect His Majesty, grant him good health, happiness and a long life and for the return of this and similar occasions on His Majesty for many years to come, and the Omani people and our dear country with further progress and welfare under His Majesty’s wise leadership, and all Muslims with blessings and welfare. –ONA