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Saudi Arabia Extends 2017 Eid al Adha Public Holidays
 
(Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017)

Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA)

The government of Saudi Arabia has announced that this year's Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays would be extended by 6 days, beginning at the end of the working day on Dhul Hijjah 2, and with the last day of the 2017 annual Eid al Adha public holidays of Saudi Arabia being Dhul Hijjah 15.

In the past the Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) Saudi public sector holidays, have regularly been extended from 10 days to 11 days and sometimes to 16 days (01-Sep-2016, 13-Sep-2015, 23-Sep-2015, 26-Sep-2013, 17-Sep-2012 and 27-Oct-2011).

Questioned as to the discrepancy between the articles of Saudi Arabia’s law, whereby the Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holiday is meant to "begin on the fifth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and end at the end of the fifteenth day of the same month", Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Civil Service responded that the regulation did not ignore the "incidence of leave beginning at the end of one working day.” and that Article (7) of these regulations state that "if one working day is approved between two official holidays, this day shall be an official holiday".

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Saudi Arabia bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
• Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (August 2017)
• Saudi Arabia 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
• Saudi Arabia 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
• Saudi Arabia 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
• Saudi Arabia 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
• Saudi Arabia 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2016-09-01: Saudi Arabia Extends 2016 Eid al Adha Public Holidays
• 2015-09-23: Saudi Arabia Extends 2015 Eid al Adha Public Holidays
• 2015-09-13: Saudi Arabia Moves 2015 Eid al Adha Public Holiday
• 2013-09-26: Saudi Arabia 2013 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced
• 2012-09-17: Saudi Arabian 2012 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Confirmed
• 2011-10-27: Saudi Arabia 2012 Public Holidays Announced


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