Public holidays in Saudi Arabia are determined by the government and are based on Islamic religious events and national celebrations.
Saudi Holidays Public 2023
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has a total of 23 public holidays in 2023. Most of these holidays are religious in nature and are based on the Islamic calendar (Lunar Calendar). The public holidays for 2023 begin with Founding Day on February 22.
Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important holidays in Saudi Arabia, and Eid al-Adha is another major holiday. Please find below the list of Saudi Arabia’s Holidays for 2023
Other holidays include:
The Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
Saudi National Day
The Islamic New Year
The ascension of Prophet Muhammad
Additionally, there are several non-religious holidays such as Labor Day and National Day, which are celebrated throughout the country.
Government offices, banks, and most businesses are closed on public holidays, but some private businesses may remain open.
|Feb 22||Wednesday||Saudi Founding Day||Govt/Private|
|April 16||Sunday||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday||Government|
|April 17||Monday||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday||Government|
|April 18||Tuesday||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday||Government|
|April 19||Wednesday||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday||Government|
|April 20||Thursday||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday||Government|
|April 21||Friday||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)||Govt/Private|
|April 22||Saturday||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday||Govt/Private|
|April 23||Sunday||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday||Govt/Private|
|April 24||Monday||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday||Govt/Private|
|April 25||Tuesday||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday||Government|
|April 26||Wednesday||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday||Government|
|June 23||Thursday||Eid-al-Adha Holiday||Government|
|June 24||Friday||Eid-al-Adha Holiday||Government|
|June 25||Saturday||Eid-al-Adha Holiday||Government|
|June 26||Sunday||Eid-al-Adha Holiday||Government|
|June 27||Tuesday||Eid-al-Adha Holiday||Govt/Private|
|June 28||Wednesday||Eid-al-Adha Holiday||Govt/Private|
|June 29||Thursday||Eid-al-Adha Holiday||Govt/Private|
|June 30||Friday||Eid-al-Adha Holiday||Govt/Private|
|July 1||Saturday||Eid-al-Adha Holiday||Government|
|July 2||Sunday||Eid-al-Adha Holiday||Government|
|Sep 23||Saturday||Saudi National Day (Al-Yaom Al-Watany)||Govt/Private|
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