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  Updated: January 19, 2007

Public holiday in Oman marking Muharram

By: Sultan Ahmed

MUSCAT, Oman: To mark the beginning of the month of mourning, Muharram, the Omani government has declared Saturday a public holiday.

The separate holiday announcements for the public and private sectors were issued by Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Chairman of the Civil Service Council, and Dr Juma bin Ali bin Juma, Manpower Minister.

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