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Saudi Arabia declares Eid Al Adha 2020 date

Saudi Arabia declares Eid Al Adha 2020 date

It also confirmed the dates of the holidays for the public and private sector within the kingdom

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Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has confirmed that Friday, July 31, will be the first day of Eid Al Adha.

The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has also announced the Eid Al Adha holidays for the public and private sector in the kingdom.

Public sector employees have been granted a two-week holiday starting from Sunday, July 26. They will resume work on Sunday, August 9.

Meanwhile, private sector employees are entitled to a four-day holiday starting Thursday, July 30 and ending on Sunday, August 1. They will resume work on Monday, August 3.

Saudi Arabia will allow worshippers to perform Eid Al-Adha prayers at certain mosques within the kingdom. However, worshippers will not be allowed to offer Eid prayers at open grounds this year as a result of the Covid-19 precautionary measures in place across the kingdom.

Read: Saudi to allow Eid Al Adha prayers at mosques, warns of fines for entering holy sites without permit

Here in the UAE, the country’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) had previously announced that the Eid Al Adha holidays for the public and private sectors will be from the 10th until the 12th of the Islamic month of Dhu Al Hijjah.

Those dates are likely to fall from Friday, July 31, until Sunday, August 2. However, the exact dates of the UAE holidays are yet to be announced.

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