Holidays in Saudi Arabia 2023

There are four public holidays with nine days in Saudi Arabia in 2023, and four days fall on Friday and Saturday.

Founding Day
Founding Day is a holiday observed on February 22, 2023, and it commemorates the founding of the first Saudi state in Arabia by Mohammed bin Saud.

Eid al-Fitr
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts four days from April 21 to April 24, 2023.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts four days from June 27, 2023 to June 30, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Saudi National Day
Saudi National Day, observed on September 23, 2023, commemorates the formation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on September 23, 1932. That day, King Abdulaziz announced the country's unification as a kingdom and renamed the former Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The following is the list of public holidays in Saudi Arabia 2023.

Founding DayFeb 22, 2023WednesdayPublic Holidays
Eid al-FitrApr 21, 2023FridayPublic Holidays
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 22, 2023SaturdayPublic Holidays
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 23, 2023SundayPublic Holidays
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 24, 2023MondayPublic Holidays
Eid al-Adha HolidayJun 27, 2023TuesdayPublic Holidays
Eid al-AdhaJun 28, 2023WednesdayPublic Holidays
Eid al-Adha HolidayJun 29, 2023ThursdayPublic Holidays
Eid al-Adha HolidayJun 30, 2023FridayPublic Holidays
Saudi National DaySep 23, 2023SaturdayPublic Holidays
Saudi National Day HolidaySep 24, 2023SundayObserved

Please also check the working days in Saudi Arabia in 2023.

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