The year 2020 is a special day for Oman as it celebrates its 50th Renaissance. This date celebrates independence from Portugal control in 1650.
If either of these days falls on a weekend, a substitute day may be observed.
According to Royal Decree No. 27/2006, the actual dates of the holidays for the National Day may be modified to suit the public interest and in recent years both public holidays have been delayed until the end of November.
Abdulmalik Al Balushi, CEO of Oman Post, said, “Guided by the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Oman planted the seeds of growth 50 years ago with a dream to create a sophisticated globalized economy and today, it is harvesting a healthy crop that promises continued progress led by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq.”
He added, “The 50th National Day marks a very special anniversary in as we celebrate the outstanding achievements of our late and beloved leader, the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The competition aims to bring to the forefront a longlist of milestones throughout Oman’s renaissance by presenting them through the eyes of the people and turning them into commemorative stamps that can be enjoyed by all. We have chosen a set of themes that reflect various aspects of the Sultanate’s development, including life, society and the economy, and they will serve to remind us of our remarkable progress and of our prosperous future.”