Kuwait changes weekend days

Kuwait's government decided to change weekend days.

Kuwait changes weekend days
Kuwait's government decided to change weekend.

Kuwait's government is moving the country's weekend to Friday and Saturday instead of Thursday and Friday.

Faisal al-Hajji, minister of state for Cabinet affairs, told the Kuwait News Agency that the change will solve many economic problems caused by the difference in weekends between this small oil-rich state and the rest of the world.

The weekend switch, which will begin Sept. 1, was announced on Sunday.

Friday is the Muslim day for prayer and has to be included in the weekend.

Banks and the state-owned oil sector already take Friday and Saturday off, but the decision now will also apply to schools, government offices and private companies.
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