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Oman to observe Isra’a Wal Miraj holiday on March 22nd

Middle East

A public holiday has been declared in the Sultanate of Oman on Sunday March 22nd on the occasion of Isra’a Wal Miraj.

The Oman News Agency reported, “On the occasion of the memorial of Isra’a Wal Miraj, it has been decided that next Sunday, 27 Rajab, corresponding to March 22, will be an official holiday for employees of ministries, public bodies and other units of the state’s administrative apparatus as well as workers in private sector companies and institutions.”

Isra’a Wal Miraj marks the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascent into heaven, sometime around the year 621, according to Islamic belief.