List of Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia in 2024

List of Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia in 2024


In the year 2024, Saudi Arabia will observe multiple public holidays, with the earliest one falling in February. As the Kingdom considers Fridays and Saturdays to be weekends, some holidays will add up to a long weekend. Trending Video : Saudi Arabia reports fake degree certificates to its Public Prosecution for legal action

It is best to schedule your vacation in advance due to the skyrocketing cost of flights and the fact that hotel reservations are filling up daily almost one month ahead the year 2024.

– In addition to the annual leave policy, all employees in the public and private sectors of the Kingdom are often granted paid days off on certain national holidays.

List of Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia in 2024 :

* Saudi Founding Day (22nd February 2024) is first in the list Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia

Saudi citizens and resident expats are probably going to have a long weekend in observance of the country’s third founding day, which occurs on a Thursday. Saudi public sector workers received 3 days off last year, while private sector businesses could choose to take 1 or 2 days off in celebration of the Saudi Founding Day event.

– Saudi Arabia observes Founding Day, a public holiday on February 22, every year to honor the founding of the Saudi kingdom, as per a royal decree published in 2022. Most Viewed : Cancellation of 3-years ban on expats, who failed to come back to Saudi Arabia on exit re-entry visa

* Eid Al-Fitr (10th April 2024) is one of the Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia

The Muslims celebration of Eid al-Fitr marks the conclusion of the fasting month of Ramadan. This year’s date of Eid al-Fitr is a Wednesday, as certified by the Kingdom’s moon-sighting committee closer to the end of Ramadan.

– Around this time, employees in the public and commercial sectors typically take advantage of one of the lengthier paid national holidays.

– For the event, Saudi Arabia granted a four-days public holiday to the private and non-profit sectors.

– Around March 11, Ramadan is predicted to start, during which Muslims all across the world abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to dusk.

* Arafat Day (June 15th or 16th) is one of the Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia

The holy day, which falls on the ninth day of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar, commemorates the second day of the Hajj journey. Makkah pilgrims rush to Mount Arafat to make their prayers. Recommend : Saudi Arabia is now offering its Premium Residency for these categories

– While the exact date of Arafat Day in 2024 is unknown, it is expected to occur on June 15 or 16. When the time draws nearer, the moon sighting committee will verify these dates.

– Arafat day holiday comes one day before Eid Al-Adha, this day will be the starting day of Eid-Al-Adha holidays

* Eid al-Adha is on June 16 or 17 is one of the Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia

After the Day of Arafat, the festival of sacrifice will begin, and the expected national holiday may fall on a Monday, depending on when the moon sighting committee decides to finalize the date.

– Muslims come together for prayers, charitable deeds, and the offering of an animal, typically a sheep or cow on Eid al-Adha. For this holiday, Saudi Arabia typically grants three days of paid national leave.

– An earlier notification based on the Islamic calendar said that Day of Arafat is scheduled for June 15 in the adjacent United Arab Emirates, while Eid al-Adha is scheduled for June 16–18. See Also : Ramadan 2024 is expected to start from this date in Saudi Arabia

* Islamic New Year is on July 7.

Muharram is the first month of the lunar calendar, and it signifies the beginning of a new year in Islam. In 2024, it is anticipated to fall on a Sunday. The exact date is still unknown, however, Saudi Arabia would not observe it as a paid national holiday.

* Saudi National Day on September 23 is last in the list of Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia

Proud citizens and resident expats of Saudi Arabia typically take to the streets to commemorate the nation’s continuous achievements and progress.

– A day of joy and celebration is provided throughout the Kingdom by fireworks, parades, light displays, and entertainment events.

– The Saudi National Day falls on a Monday in 2024. Nearer to the day, the notification regarding a likely paid day off will be made. A Saturday, which is a portion of the weekend for many people in the Kingdom, was chosen as the day off to commemorate the event in 2023. Join Saudi Expatriates channel on Instagram

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