Saudi Arabia Extends 2017 Eid al Adha Public Holidays
Source:Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The government of Saudi Arabia has announced that this year's Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays would be extended by 6 days, beginning at the end of the working day on Dhul Hijjah 2, and with the last day of the 2017 annual Eid al Adha public holidays of Saudi Arabia being Dhul Hijjah 15.
Questioned as to the discrepancy between the articles of Saudi Arabia’s law, whereby the Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holiday is meant to "begin on the fifth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and end at the end of the fifteenth day of the same month", Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Civil Service responded that the regulation did not ignore the "incidence of leave beginning at the end of one working day.” and that Article (7) of these regulations state that "if one working day is approved between two official holidays, this day shall be an official holiday".
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