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List of Holidays for the year 2017

No. Name Month Date Day of Week
1 New year's Day January 01 Sunday
2 Republic Day January 26 Thursday
3 Holi March 13  Monday
4 Mahavir Jayanti April 09 Sunday
5 Buddha Purnima May 10 Wednesday
6 Idu'l Fitr* June 26 Monday
7 Renaissance Day of Oman July 23 Sunday
8 Independence Day August 15 Tuesday
9 Id-ul-Zuha*(Bakrid) September 02 Saturday
10 Onam September 04 Monday
11 Dussehra September 30 Saturday
12 Muharram* October 01 Sunday
13 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday October 02 Monday
14 Diwali October 19 Thursday
15 Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 04 Saturday
16 Milad Un Nabi or Id-E-Milad(Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)* December 02 Saturday
17 Christmas Day December 25 Monday

Note: * Subject to change depending upon sighting of moon as declared locally.

** Subject to change depending upon the official announcement by Govt. of Oman of the date on which the holiday on this account will be observed locally.


Inauguration of Indian Calligraphy Exhibition by His Excellency Mr. Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al Rowas, Advisor to His Majesty Sultan for Cultural Affairs on 20th March 2017. The exhibition will remain on display till 25th March 2017 at Omani Society for Fine Arts during visiting hours from 9 am to 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm to 8 pm. All are requested to visit.


FESTIVAL OF INDIA IN OMAN CONCLUDES WITH INDIAN FOOD FESTIVAL AT GRAND HYATT (15-19 MARCH 2017): The much-awaited Indian Food Festival in Oman was inaugurated on 15th March 2017 evening at Grand Hyatt in a ceremony full of Indian instrumental music, classical and folk dance, ghazals and Bollywood songs. His Excellency Salim bin Mohammed bin Said Al Mahrooqi, Under Secretary for Heritage, Ministry of Heritage and Culture of Oman, was the Chief Guest. The Opening ceremony was also attended by HE Nasser Mohammed Khaleefa Al Busaidi, Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HE Sheikh Hilal Marhoon Salem Al Ma’amari, Chief of West Asia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and HE Saif Mohammed Al Ruzaiqi, Adviser Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Over 300 prominent Omanis, including businesspersons and officials, Ambassadors, members of diplomatic corps, expatriates and members of Indian community were present at the opening ceremony. The Indian Food Festival at Grand Hyatt will conclude on 19th March, 2017.