The list of Public Holidays in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the year 2023, this year we can expect at least 10 holidays in the Kingdom and these 10 holidays falls on 2 Fridays, means a loss of two days for us, I mean for private company workers. However, for government employees, they can expect at least 20 to 25 holidays in 2024.
Saudi Arabia’s National Day: Holiday for Public, Private sectors
Who do not like Holidays? especially in Saudi Arabia, where the Public Holidays are very least. As one can get here holidays only at the four occasions that are on Eid Al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adha, Saudi National Day and the last one Saudi Foundation Day, which is added in the list of Holidays from last year only.
What is a Holiday in Saudi Arabia?
Holiday in Saudi Arabia is, an extra time of leisure or a period of recreation, or it is the time to go out with friends or family, or to arrange get together. For few, it is the time to rest, to enjoy and to do their pending works, while others spend their days only in window shopping during these days.
List of Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia for the Year 2023:
22nd February (Wednesday): Saudi Foundation Day (1 Day off)
21st to 24th April (Friday to Monday): Eid Al-Fitr Holidays (4 Days off)
27th to 30th June (Tuesday to Friday): Eid Al-Adha Holidays (4 Days off)
23rd September (Saturday): Saudi National Day (1 Day off)
Government job holders can enjoy more holidays out of the mentioned above dates, which are, at least one week as Eid Al-Fitr holidays and another one week for Eid Al-Adha holidays, and one day holiday for each Saudi Foundation and National day.
Every Friday and Saturday is the Weekend Holiday in Saudi Arabia for most of the companies, while for few Fridays is the only Weekend holiday, as per their company policy.
Every employee in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including Saudi nationals and Resident expatriates is entitled for 21 days holidays per year.
Those who are performing Hajj pilgrimage this year for the first time, they can enjoy 10 days paid leave from the companies in the Kingdom.