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Saudi 2021 National Day Public Holidays September 23-25

Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
Posted: Monday, September 13, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: February 13, 2022


The official spokesperson for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development of Saudi Arabia, Saad Al Hammad, has announced that the upcoming Saudi National Day public holiday would be observed on Thursday, September 23, 2021, "for all public, private and non-profit sectors", in compliance with paragraph (b) of article 127 and article 128 of the Management Regulations for Human Resources.

Recall that, a 8 years ago, Saudi Arabia's legislative and consultative Shoura Council approved Saudi Arabia switching its weekend to Friday-Saturday from the previous Thursday-Friday (2013-04-22).

In recent years, the Saudi National Day public holiday was often extended with a day in lieu public holiday, when September 23 fell on a Friday or Saturday, or with a bridge public holiday, when September 23 fell on a Monday or Wednesday (2020-09-08, 2019-09-05 and 2018-09-20).

But, in 2021, this will not be necessary, as September 23 already adjoins the Friday-Saturday weekend.



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