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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 next 3 months


Currency: Riyal (SAR)
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)
Weekend: Friday & Saturday

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Sunday August 28, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday September 22, 2022National DayNational Day
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Friday September 23, 2022National DayNational Day
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Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/Dipabalicards/flowers
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Saturday December 31, 2022The Dakar RallySports events
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Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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Sunday January 1, 2023LABOUR RULESSpecial Events
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Thursday January 5, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday January 15, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Flower shops are closedSpecial Events
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Founding DaySecular holiday
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Summer holiday (end)

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Sunday August 28, 2022
School holidays :

National Day

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Thursday September 22, 2022
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.

National Day

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Friday September 23, 2022
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.

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Monday October 24, 2022
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

The Dakar Rally

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Saturday December 31, 2022
Sports events : departure in the "Sea camp" 2023 edition confirmed

School holidays

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Sunday January 1, 2023
School holidays : Www.moe.gov.sa
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
PISA ranking (average 493): not listed
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
Teaching languages: Arabic, Tagalog (in Philippines schools)
Religious education is compulsory
schools are closed on Friday & Saturday
school uniforms may be required
King Abdulaziz University ranking: Times Higher Education #201/QS ranking #--/Shanghai #101

Dates confirmed dates till Feb 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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LABOUR RULES

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Sunday January 1, 2023
Special Events : Working Time Non-Ramadan The working hour for a worker or employee in KSA Should not work more than 8 hrs in a day as per Saudi Labor Law article no 98. If an employee wants to reduce or adjust the working time due to any reason, then it should not more than 48 hrs in a week. Working Time In Ramadan The Working hrs in the holy month of Ramadan(Ramzan) for Muslime worker or employee in KSA should not work more than 6 hrs in a single day and it should not more than 36 hrs in 7 days of a week.

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Thursday January 5, 2023
School holidays :

Winter holiday (end)

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Sunday January 15, 2023
School holidays :

Flower shops are closed

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Tuesday February 14, 2023
Special Events : To enforce the prohibition of Valentine's day

Founding Day

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Secular holiday : To recognize the foundation of the first Saudi state in 1727 by Imam Mohammed ibn Saud. from 2022