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Saudi Arabia Eid Al-Fitr Public Sector Holidays Announced

Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
Posted on Saturday, June 4, 2011


The government of Saudi Arabia has announced that the public sector holidays break from work to mark the upcoming 2011 Eid Al-Fitr will run from Thursday, August 25 (Ramadan 25) until Saturday, September 3 (Shawwal 5), 2011.

Due to the exact line-up of the Thursday/Friday, Saudi weekend, and the 2011 extent of the End of Ramadan public sector holidays, the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr public sector holidays will only last 10 days, the shortest extent in recent years.

Last year (2010-08-17), the Saudi government had declared a 16-day period of public sector holidays for the End of Ramadan, and 2 years before (2008-08-24), government and public sector employees benefited from 13 consecutive days of public sector holidays.


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