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Saudi Arabia : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

Saudi Arabia : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



Internet extension: .sa - Telephone code: +966 - International dialing code: 00
Businesses & banks usually do not close more than 3 days in a row - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
Currency: Riyal (SAR) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Friday & Saturday

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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Saturday September 2, 2017Muslim, Sufi 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)*Sunday September 3, 2017Muslim, Sufi 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)*Monday September 4, 2017Muslim, Sufi 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)*Tuesday September 5, 2017Muslim, Sufi 
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Civil Servants holidayWednesday September 6, 2017Secular holiday 
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Civil Servants holidayThursday September 7, 2017Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (end)Sunday September 17, 2017School holidays 
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National Day*Saturday September 23, 2017National Day 
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National Day*Sunday September 24, 2017National Day 
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Deepavali/Dipabali**Thursday October 19, 2017cards/flowers 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday September 2, 2017

Muslim, Sufi :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Sunday September 3, 2017

Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Monday September 4, 2017

Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam. It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday September 5, 2017

Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.


Civil Servants holiday -
Wednesday September 6, 2017

Secular holiday :


Civil Servants holiday -
Thursday September 7, 2017

Secular holiday :


Summer holiday (end) -
Sunday September 17, 2017

School holidays (please double check) :


National Day -
Saturday September 23, 2017

Secular holiday : In 1747 the ruler of the central Arabian Peninsula, Muhammad Bin Saud, formed an alliance with Muslim scholar Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahab, which led to the founding of the modern state. The Al-Saud family ruled throughout the XIX century. In 1902, Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud recaptured Riyadh from the Al-Rashid and united the numerous tribes into one nation. The foundation of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took place on September 23, 1932. http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~aa391787/saudi_history.html


National Day -
Sunday September 24, 2017

Secular holiday : In 1747 the ruler of the central Arabian Peninsula, Muhammad Bin Saud, formed an alliance with Muslim scholar Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahab, which led to the founding of the modern state. The Al-Saud family ruled throughout the XIX century. In 1902, Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud recaptured Riyadh from the Al-Rashid and united the numerous tribes into one nation. The foundation of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took place on September 23, 1932. http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~aa391787/saudi_history.html


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Thursday October 19, 2017

cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday