Muharram 2020: Hijri New Year holiday announced in Oman

Oman holidays
Oman holidays

If the first of  Muharram falls on Friday, the holiday will be Sunday, August 23 in Oman

Muscat:  Oman on Monday announced a holiday on Sunday, 23 August, 2020. To mark the beginning of the Hijri New year.

In a statement issues online Oman news agency (ONA) said : The first of Muharram 1442 AH will be an official leave for workers in companies, establishments and establishments of the private sector subject to the Labor Law, provided that if the first of Muharram 1442 AH falls on Friday, the leave will be Sunday Muharram 3 1442 AH instead and the confirmation of the crescent of the month of Muharram will be announced by the competent authorities.

The Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs announced that it will survey the crescent of Muharram for the year 1442 AH tomorrow.

The Astronomical Affairs Department at MERA stated that astronomical calculations of the city of Muscat indicate that the moon will be in conjunction phase on Wednesday at 6:42 am local time for the Sultanate, and the sun will set at 6:36 pm, and the moon will descend on Wednesday. At 7:09 pm, that is, the moon will descend about 33 minutes after sunset, and away from the sun by 8 degrees and at a height of 7 degrees from the western horizon, and the intensity of its illumination is 0.51%, and the sun and moon in Leo are the front.

The department confirmed that if the weather is clear, the sighting of the crescent of the month of Muharram 1442 AH, on Wednesday, 29 Dhu al-Hijjah 1441 AH corresponding to August 19, 2020 CE, will be possible, God Almighty’s will.

source: @OmanNewsAgency


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