The Hijri New Year (Muharram) holiday, depending on the sighting of the moon, could be on Thursday or Sunday. .
In a statement, Oman News Agency said the first day of Muharram 1442 AH will be an official leave. However, if it falls on Friday, August 21, the leave will be on Sunday, Muharram 3, 1442 (August 23) instead.
The confirmation of the crescent of the month of Muharram will be announced by the competent authorities.