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Saudi Arabia Holidays in 2016

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As we plan things to do and accomplish in 2016, it is often necessary to align them — vacations, gatherings, and so on — with the stipulated public holidays. In a Muslim country like Saudi Arabia, one would likely expect that holidays are more related to its Islamic faith and less of secular ones such as the Saudi National Day.

And just like in many other countries, workers reporting for jobs on holidays are entitled to certain benefits.

Related: Vacations and Holiday Leaves in Saudi Arabia Explained

Saudi Arabia Holidays in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday July 03
Jul 3
Eid Al Fitr Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Monday July 04
Jul 4
Eid Al Fitr Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Wednesday July 06
Jul 6
Eid Al Fitr Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Thursday July 07
Jul 7
Eid Al Fitr Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Thursday July 07
Jul 7
Eid Al Fitr Date to be confirmed. End of Ramadan
Sunday July 10
Jul 10
Eid Al Fitr Holiday Date to be confirmed.
Monday July 11
Jul 11
Eid Al Fitr Holiday Date to be confirmed.
Tuesday July 12
Jul 12
Eid Al Fitr Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Wednesday July 13
Jul 13
Eid Al Fitr Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Thursday July 14
Jul 14
Eid Al Fitr Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Sunday September 04
Sep 4
Eid Al Adha Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Monday September 05
Sep 5
Eid Al Adha Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Tuesday September 06
Sep 6
Eid Al Adha Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Wednesday September 07
Sep 7
Eid Al Adha Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Thursday September 08
Sep 8
Eid Al Adha Holiday Date to be confirmed. Arafat (Haj) Day
Sunday September 11
Sep 11
Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Monday September 12
Sep 12
Eid Al Adha Holiday Date to be confirmed.
Tuesday September 13
Sep 13
Eid Al Adha Holiday Date to be confirmed.
Wednesday September 14
Sep 14
Eid Al Adha Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Thursday September 15
Sep 15
Eid Al Adha Holiday Date to be confirmed. Public sector only
Thursday September 22
Sep 22
National Day (observed) Public Holiday as National Day falls on a Friday
Friday September 23
Sep 23
National Day The day of the unification of the Kingdom
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