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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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    Saturday December 31, 2022The Dakar RallySports events
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    Sunday January 1, 2023LABOUR RULESSpecial Events
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Thursday January 5, 2023Saudi International Motor ShowTradeshows
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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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    Thursday March 2, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday March 12, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday March 19, 2023F1 Grand PrixSports events
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Mother's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday April 17, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday April 19, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday April 20, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday April 21, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday April 24, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday April 30, 2023Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday June 15, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday June 21, 2023Fathers' DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday June 22, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday June 24, 2023Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Sunday June 25, 2023Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Monday June 26, 2023Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday June 27, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday June 28, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday June 30, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    The Dakar Rally

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

    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.

    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

    We carry confirmed dates 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
    Contact [email protected] to purchase the full calendar for Saudi Arabia or one file containing confirmed calendars of 550 countries and regions.

    Saudi International Motor Show

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    Thursday January 5, 2023
    Tradeshows : lasts 6 days - in Ryad 2023 edition confirmed

    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

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday March 2, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Sunday March 12, 2023
    School holidays :

    F1 Grand Prix

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    Sports events : Https://f1calendar.com/ in Jeddah 2023 edition confirmed

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mother's Day

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    Culture :

    Mothers' Day

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    Culture :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Secular holiday : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

    Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
    School holidays :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
    Secular holiday : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Wednesday April 19, 2023
    Secular holiday : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday April 20, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Sunday April 30, 2023
    School holidays :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday June 15, 2023
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Wednesday June 21, 2023
    Culture :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (beginning)

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    Thursday June 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Saturday June 24, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Sunday June 25, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Monday June 26, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Tuesday June 27, 2023
    Secular holiday : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday June 28, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.