Saudi Arabia Public Holidays 2019


 
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Saudi Arabia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2019, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Saudi Arabia Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
May  30 Thu Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
     31 Fri Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
June  1 Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
      2 Sun Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
      3 Mon Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
      4 Tue Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
      5 Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday
      6 Thu Eid al Fitr Holiday
      7 Fri Eid al Fitr Holiday
      8 Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
      9 Sun Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
Aug.  6 Tue Eid al Adha Holiday Government
      7 Wed Eid al Adha Holiday Government
      8 Thu Eid al Adha Holiday Government
      9 Fri Eid al Adha Holiday Government
     10 Sat Eid al Adha Holiday (Arafat Day)
     11 Sun Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
     12 Mon Eid al Adha Holiday
     13 Tue Eid al Adha Holiday
     14 Wed Eid al Adha Holiday Government
     15 Thu Eid al Adha Holiday Government
Sep. 23 Mon National Day (Al-Yaom Al-Watany)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

12 Mar 2019 Saudi Clarifies Eid Public Holidays (Saudi Press Agency-SPA) The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued a statement clarifying the rights of private sector employees with regard to the 2 Eid annual non-working public holidays in Saudi Arabia.  20 Sep 2018 Saudi 2018 National Day Public Holiday Extended (Saudi Press Agency-SPA) A spokesman for Saudi Arabia's Civil Service Ministry has announced that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the Saudi Kingdom's National Day annual non-working public holiday of September 23, to be extended to Monday, September 24, 2018.  14 Jun 2018 Saudi 2018 End of Ramadan Tomorrow (Saudi Press Agency-SPA) Earlier tonight, Saudi authorities announced that the Moon of the month of Shawwal had been sighted and therefore that tomorrow, Friday, June 15, 2018, would be the date of the 2018 Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia.  07 Jun 2018 Saudi 2018 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Extended (Saudi Press Agency-SPA) The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, has announced that the upcoming 2018 End of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr) non-working public sector holidays in Saudi Arabia would be extended by to last until June 23, 2018, inclusively.  16 Aug 2017 Saudi Arabia Extends 2017 Eid al Adha Public Holidays (Saudi Press Agency-SPA) 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.  21 Jun 2017 Saudi 2017 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Extended Again (Saudi Press Agency-SPA) Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered that the upcoming 2017 End of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr) non-working public sector holidays in Saudi Arabia should be extended again, this time by a full week, with Government offices which were scheduled to reopen on July 2, now to re-open on July 9, 2017.  14 Jun 2017 Saudi 2017 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Extended (Saudi Press Agency-SPA) A spokesman for Saudi Arabia's Civil Service Ministry has announced that the upcoming 2017 End of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr) non-working public sector holidays in Saudi Arabia would be extended by 4 days as compared to last month's tweeted announcement that the 2017 End of Ramadan public sector holidays would run from Ramadan 25 until Shawwal 5.  27 May 2017 Saudi 2017 End of Ramadan Public Holidays (Saudi Press Agency-SPA) The government of Saudi Arabia, via a Tweet by its Ministry of Civil Service, has announced that the 2017 End of Ramadan public sector holidays would run from Ramadan 25 until Shawwal 5.  17 Sep 2016 Saudi 2016 National Day Public Holiday Extended (Saudi Press Agency-SPA) A spokesman for Saudi Arabia's Civil Service Ministry has announced that there would be a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, July 22, 2016, to compensate for the Saudi Kingdom's National Day annual non-working public holiday of September 23, falling during the Saudi weekend in 2016.  01 Sep 2016 Saudi Arabia Extends 2016 Eid al Adha Public Holidays (Saudi Press Agency-SPA) 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.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Saudi Arabia public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: The list and dates of the official public holidays in Saudi Arabia are set forth in Article 2 of the Constitution of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (adopted in March 1992 by Royal decree of King Fahd).  Weekends in Saudi Arabia are Fridays and Saturdays.  Private Sector: Most of the Saudi private sector observes the two public holidays for three and five days respectively.  Saudi National Day became a full public holiday in 2005.  Banks: Banks in Saudi Arabia observe the public holiday periods set by the governing administrations for private sector companies.  Saudi Arabia International Codes SA and SAU (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .sa (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Saudi Arabia information and news: Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Saudi Arabia central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Saudi Arabia maps, demographics and economic statistics), and Wikipedia (includes Saudi Arabia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Saudi Arabia, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Saudi Arabia that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Saudi Arabia were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2019 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Saudi Arabia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Saudi Arabia, before planning any trip to Saudi Arabia. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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