When is the next public holiday in Saudi Arabia?

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The Eid break may be over, but if you’re wondering when the next public holiday is in Saudi Arabia, then we’ve got the information you need to know.

The next public holiday will fall on the occasion of Eid Al Adha, which will come in June 2024.

Eid Al Adha is the second and the largest of the two holidays celebrated in Islam. Eid Al-Adha lasts three days and commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son.It falls on Dhul Hijjah 10 to 12, which, according to astrological calculations, which is likely to correspond from Sunday June 16, 2024 to Tuesday June 18, 2024. If so, this year’s Eid Al-Adha will turn the preceding weekend into part of a long weekend holiday.

But like Eid Al-Fitr, the exact dates for Eid Al-Adha depend on the moon’s sighting and will be confirmed closer to the time.

When is the next public holiday after that?

The final Saudi public holiday of the year occurs on Saudi National Day, which is marked annually on September 23. The holiday commemorates the establishment of Saudi Arabia by King Abdulaziz in 1932. It falls on a Monday this year, so there is no long weekend there (unless you decide to take Sunday off). But you can look forward to fireworks, parades packed with floats showcasing the highlights of each region, music and traditional outfits, and Saudi flags lining the streets.

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