KUWAIT: Kuwait will observe April 27 as the official holiday marking the annual religious occasion of Israa and Miraj, the Civil Service Commission said yesterday. Israa and Miraj falls on April 24 but the country will observe it on April 27 in line with a government resolution to observe it, along with the Prophet’s (PBUH) birthday, on Thursday if they fall between two working days.
Regular work will resume on April 30. Authorities and departments with special tasks can set the date for the holiday according to public interests. Israa and Miraj refer to two parts of a miraculous journey that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) took in one night from Makkah to Jerusalem, then ascended to the heavens. – KUNA