Kuwait Declares Two Extended Weekends dates for 2024
Kuwait is gearing up for a month of festivities in February 2024, with the announcement of two extended weekends coinciding with significant national events.
Kuwait Announces Extended Weekends in February 2024
The dates for these extended breaks, aligning with holidays like Isra and Mi'raj and Liberation Day, have been officially confirmed, as reported by sources.
Isra and Mi’raj: February 8, 2024
The public holiday for Isra and Mi’raj has been set for Thursday, February 8. With Kuwait observing a weekend that spans Friday and Saturday, this declaration results in a delightful three-day weekend for the residents. From February 8 to February 10, people in Kuwait will have the opportunity to enjoy an extended break before resuming their regular schedules on Sunday, February 11.
National Day and Liberation Day: February 25–26, 2024
Towards the end of February, Kuwait has set National Day and Liberation Day holidays for Sunday, February 25, and Monday, February 26. With the preceding weekend taken into account, the people of Kuwait can enjoy an extended four-day weekend starting on Friday, February 23, and concluding on Monday, February 26. Normal activities are set to resume on the following Tuesday after this prolonged period of celebration.
The preceding two days of the new year—Sunday, December 31, and Monday, January 1—had been designated as public holidays in Kuwait. Premier Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah presided over the weekly cabinet meeting, where the decision to announce these breaks was reached. The official notification about these vacation plans was sent by the Civil Service Commission.
These extended weekends not only provide an opportunity for citizens and residents to partake in festivities but also contribute to the cultural and national spirit by commemorating important events in Kuwait’s history. As February approaches, the anticipation for these long weekends is sure to build, fostering a sense of unity and celebration across the country.