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Saudi Arabia Extends 2016 Eid al Adha Public Holidays

Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016

The government of Saudi Arabia, via a Tweet by its Ministry of Civil Service, has announced that this year's Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays would be extended by 2 days (the 16th and 17th of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah 1436 AH), with work for all sectors of the state starting again on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

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 (2015-09-23, 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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