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Saudi Arabia Declares February 26 Public Holiday

Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The government of Saudi Arabia has declared Saturday, February 26, 2011, as a one-off public holiday throughout the Kingdom.

As per the aforementioned communique, this additional public holiday was declared to celebrate the return, tomorrow, of Saudi King Abdullah, after a three-month absence for medical treatment.

Although a number of Gulf countries have changed their official weekly holidays from Thursday/Friday to Friday/Saturday (2006-05-31 and 2006-08-02), despite repeated calls (2009-04-07 and 2007-09-02), Saudi Arabia has to date not followed suit.

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