Saudi Arabia announces Eid holiday dates for private sector and schools

The private sector will have a four day break…

You are one step closer to planning your Eid Al Fitr holidays, as Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development have confirmed the dates for schools and the private sector.

School’s out for students as of Thursday April 21. According to the Ministry of Education, the holidays will continue for a long stretch and schools will reopen on Sunday May 8. The extensive break means it’s a great opportunity for you to pack in some family-friendly fun.

If you are working in the private sector and non-profit sectors in Saudi Arabia, holidays start from Saturday April 30 and last for four days.

The big day itself, Eid Al Fitr, is expected to land on Monday May 2 or Tuesday May 3. The exact dates are confirmed closer to the time, as it is dependent on the sighting of the moon.

In the meantime, make the most of the best iftars in Jeddah and Riyadh. If you’re looking for ways to spend your Eid break, check out the new routes from Saudia, which head to gorgeous getaways.

And, if you want to start planning ahead for the next public holidays in Saudi Arabia, you’ll have to wait for Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha in June (the exact dates have yet to be confirmed), and then Saudi National Day on September 23. Happy holidays.

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