Saudi Arabia does have many days of official public holidays. Only Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha and Saudi National Day are being gazetted by the Government. During Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, the duration may last anything from two to 10 days, depending on the region. During Hajj (when pilgrims visit Mecca) all government establishments and some businesses will be closed for 10 to 14 days. Weekend in Saudi Arabia is on Friday.

Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia for year 2007 and 2008.

2007
23 Sep Saudi National Day.
13 Oct Eid al-Fitr (Ramadan ends).
20 Dec Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).

2008
23 Sep Saudi National Day.
2 Oct Eid al-Fitr/ Djoulde Soumae (Ramadan ends).
9 Dec Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).



One Comment to “Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia”

  1. paul58 | March 16th, 2009 at 8:07 am

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