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why do public holidays always seem to fall on the weekend?

Old May 11th 2015, 9:20 am
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16th May is a public holiday.
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Old May 11th 2015, 9:48 am
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Here in Oman they've decided to celebrate Leilat al Maraj with a public holiday on Sunday 17th It's funny how holidays here quite often seem to fall on the days either side of a weekend
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Default Re: why do public holidays always seem to fall on the weekend?

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Here in Oman they've decided to celebrate Leilat al Maraj with a public holiday on Sunday 17th It's funny how holidays here quite often seem to fall on the days either side of a weekend
That's why the UK works, the only holidays with a set date are Christmas and the New Year, all others are the Monday, apart from Easter which is a Sunday, but the holidays ae the Friday before and the monday after. It's probab;ly why, in many countries, they have more bank holidays than the UK, but those holidays are set by date, so can easily fall on a weekend.
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