Saudi ministry says Eid Al Adha holiday to begin next week

Public sector workers will have more than two weeks off to mark the occasion



Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Civil Service has said that this year’s Eid Al Adha holiday for public sector workers will begin on Thursday next week.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency, the ministry clarified that the holiday for the year 1438 under the Hijri calendar would begin on 02-12, equivalent to Thursday, August 24.

The ministry said the holiday would start at the end of the day on Thursday and work would resume after 16 days of the Islamic calendar on 19-12, or Sunday, September 10.

Under articles of Saudi Arabia’s law, the 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.

However, the authority said the regulation did not ignore the “incidence of leave beginning at the end of one working day.”

“In this case, the leave shall be treated in accordance with the provisions of Article (7) of these regulations (if one working day is approved between two official holidays, this day shall be an official holiday),” it said.

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