List of all public holidays in Saudi Arabia 2024

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List of all public holidays in Saudi Arabia 2024. As we step into the new year, the travel landscape is quickly evolving, with flight prices soaring and hotels filling up fast. It’s a clear signal – planning your 2024 holidays ahead of time is the key to a stress-free getaway.

List of all public holidays in Saudi Arabia 2024

Saudi Arabia, in particular, offers a variety of public holidays throughout the year, and if you’re looking to make the most of your time off, it’s essential to mark these dates on your calendar.

1. Saudi Founding Day – February 22
Kickstarting the holiday season is Saudi Founding Day on February 22. This year, it falls on a Thursday, potentially giving residents an extended weekend. Remember, last year, public sector employees enjoyed a three-day break, while private sector companies had the flexibility to choose one or two days off.

2. Eid al-Fitr – April 10
Next up is Eid al-Fitr on April 10, marking the end of Ramadan. The exact date may vary, but it’s typically a mid-week celebration. Both public and private sector employees can anticipate a longer paid holiday around this time, with Saudi Arabia offering a generous four-day break last year.

Quick tip: Ramadan is expected to begin around March 11, so plan accordingly if you want to experience the unique atmosphere of this holy month.

3. Day of Arafat – June 15 or 16
June brings the Day of Arafat, a significant day in the Islamic calendar. While the exact date isn’t confirmed for 2024, it’s expected around June 15 or 16. Keep an eye on the moon-sighting committee’s updates for the final dates.

4. Eid al-Adha – June 16 or 17
Following the Day of Arafat, Eid al-Adha is expected to commence, potentially resulting in a national holiday on a Monday. This festival involves prayers, acts of charity, and animal sacrifices. Saudi Arabia usually grants two to three days of paid national leave for this occasion.

5. Islamic New Year – July 7
July 7 marks the Islamic New Year, and while the date is expected to fall on a Sunday in 2024, it’s uncertain if Saudi Arabia will declare a paid national holiday. Stay tuned for updates closer to the date.

6. Saudi National Day – September 23
Wrapping up the holiday calendar is Saudi National Day on September 23. Celebrate the country’s growth and successes with fireworks, parades, and entertainment activities. In 2024, it falls on a Monday, potentially offering another day off – an announcement to confirm this will come closer to the date.

So, as you plan your adventures for the year, aligning your travels with these holidays will undoubtedly enhance your experience and provide you with much-needed relaxation. Happy planning and here’s to a year filled with exciting journeys!

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