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Saudi Arabia Extends 2015 Eid al Adha Public Holidays

Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: May 5, 2021

The government of Saudi Arabia, via a royal decree issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, has announced that this year's Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays would be extended by 3 days (the 16th, 17th and 18th of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah 1436 AH), with work for all sectors of the state starting again on Sunday, Dhu al-Hijjah 21, 1436 AH.

In the past the Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) Saudi public sector holidays, have regularly been extended from 10 days to 11 days at the min and sometimes to 16 days (2013-09-26, 2012-09-17 and 2011-10-27), as is the case this year in view of today's announcement and that earlier this month (2015-09-13).

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