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Saudi Arabia Public Holiday September 22
 
(Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013)

Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA)

A royal decree issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, has once again declared Sunday, September 22, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Saudi Arabia to link the recently-changed Friday-Satuday weekend with the annual National Day public holiday on Monday, September 23, 2013.

As was the case last year (16-Sep-2012), under similar circumstances, the aforementioned announcement goes on to specify that the Sunday, September 22, 2013, one-off non-working public holiday is limited to Saudi Arabia's students and public sector employees.

As per the aforementioned decree, "As this year's National Day falls on the second day of working days, Sunday has been declared a holiday for students of all academic levels as well as government employees". Recall that Saudi Arabia's legislative and consultative Shoura Council recently approved (22-Apr-2013) Saudi Arabia switching its weekend to Friday-Saturday from the previous Thursday-Friday.

In past years, the September 23, National Day, public holiday has often been the source of last minute announcements and tinkering (16-Sep-2012, 14-Sep-2011, 18-Sep-2007 and 19-Sep-2006).

Related links:

Saudi Arabia bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (September 2013)
Saudi Arabia 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Saudi Arabia 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Saudi Arabia 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Saudi Arabia 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
Saudi Arabia 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
 2016-09-17: Saudi 2016 National Day Public Holiday Extended
 2015-08-28: Saudi Arabia National Day Public Holiday Extension Ruled-Out
 2014-09-01: Saudi 2014 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced
 2013-04-22: Saudi Arabian Weekend Change Progresses
 2012-09-16: Saudi Arabia Public Holiday September 22
 2011-09-14: Saudi Arabian National Day Public Holiday Extended
 2007-09-18: Saudi Arabia Denies September 22 Public Holiday Rumour
 2006-09-19: Saudi Arabia Declares September 23 Natiowide Public Holiday


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