Saudi Arabia announces Eid al-Fitr holiday dates for private, non-profit sectors


Employees in Saudi Arabia can prepare for a long Eid al-Fitr holiday after the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development on Monday officially announced the dates.

In a post on Twitter, the ministry said that employees in the private and non-profit sectors will enjoy four days off that will begin at the end of working hours on Thursday, April 20.

Employees will hence enjoy a long holiday in addition to the usual Friday-Saturday weekend before work at some offices is expected to resume on Thursday, April 27.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which began on March 23.

Employees will also get to enjoy another long holiday later this year, where Eid al-Adha will be marked for four days at the end of June, according to the executive regulations of the labor law.

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