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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 January 1, 2022The Dakar RallySports events
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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022LABOUR RULESSpecial Events
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Sunday January 16, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Flower shops are closedSpecial Events
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Thursday March 10, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday March 17, 2022Saudi International Motor ShowTradeshows
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Sunday March 20, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday March 21, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday March 27, 2022F1 Grand PrixSports events
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Monday April 25, 2022Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday April 26, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday April 27, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Thursday April 28, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Friday April 29, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Saturday April 30, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 1, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Secular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Thursday May 5, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Friday May 6, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday June 30, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday July 3, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 4, 2022Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Tuesday July 5, 2022Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Wednesday July 6, 2022Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Thursday July 7, 2022Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Friday July 8, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 9, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday July 12, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday July 13, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday July 13, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (end)School holidays
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The Dakar Rally

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Sports events : in Jeddah 2022 edition confirmed

School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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

Dates confirmed dates till June 2022; 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
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LABOUR RULES

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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.

Winter holiday (end)

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Sunday January 16, 2022
School holidays :

Flower shops are closed

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Monday February 14, 2022
Special Events : To enforce the prohibition of Valentine's day

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Thursday March 10, 2022
School holidays :

Saudi International Motor Show

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Thursday March 17, 2022
Tradeshows : Http://riyadh-motorshow.com/ lasts 6 days - in Ryad 2022 edition confirmed

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Sunday March 20, 2022
School holidays :

Mothers' Day

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Monday March 21, 2022
cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

F1 Grand Prix

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Sunday March 27, 2022
Sports events : Https://f1calendar.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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Monday April 25, 2022
School holidays :

Civil Servants holiday

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Tuesday April 26, 2022
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 27, 2022
Secular holiday : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

Civil Servants holiday

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Thursday April 28, 2022
Secular holiday : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

Civil Servants holiday

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Friday April 29, 2022
Secular holiday : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

Civil Servants holiday

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Saturday April 30, 2022
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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Sunday May 1, 2022
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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Monday May 2, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

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

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

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

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

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

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Thursday May 5, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Civil Servants holiday

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Friday May 6, 2022
Secular holiday : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

Ramadan holiday (end)

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Sunday May 8, 2022
School holidays :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Thursday June 30, 2022
School holidays :

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

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Sunday July 3, 2022
School holidays :

Civil Servants holiday

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Monday July 4, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

Civil Servants holiday

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Tuesday July 5, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

Civil Servants holiday

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Wednesday July 6, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

Civil Servants holiday

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Thursday July 7, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

Civil Servants holiday

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Friday July 8, 2022
Secular holiday : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

Civil Servants holiday

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Saturday July 9, 2022
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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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

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

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Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : 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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Tuesday July 12, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam. It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

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

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : By Saudi rules, celebration lasts 10 days. However, most businesses observe 3 days only.

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

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
School holidays :