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Saudi 2020 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: July 11, 2021

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that the Saudi public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), for private sector employees, would run for 4 days, "starting from the end of the workday on July 29 through August 2".

For their part, public sector employees will enjoy a 2-week period of public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Adha, "set to begin at the end of the workday on July 23 through August 8 and are expected to return to work on August 9", as announced by the Ministry of Civil Services of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The aforementioned announcement of the upcoming Eid al-Adha public holidays, mirror the announcements, earlier this year, for the Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan) for the private (2020-05-14) and public sectors (2020-05-12) of Saudi Arabia.

Note that the abovementioned dates for the 2020 Eid al-Adha public holidays in Saudi Arabia, do not depend on the eventual date of Eid al-Adha itself, though the Saudi Press Agency reports that a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences announced in June that the Eid al-Adha holiday is expected to begin on Friday, July 31, 2020.

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