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Saudi Arabia Public Holidays 2013 Calendar

The biggest Arab nation in the Middle East– Saudi Arabia– takes Sharia (Islamic law) as the basis of running the government and ruling the country. As an outcome, a lot of public family holidays in Saudi Arabia are taken from major Islamic celebrations.

Every year, Saudi Arabia just observes 2 Islamic events (Eid al-fitr and Eid al-Adha) and one National day. The Eid al-Fitr are officially commemorated for about 3 till 10 days in pattern while Eid al-Adha are commemorated for about 10-14 days. Yet, some exclusive companies are generally closed for just 3-5 days on both vacations.

Saudi Arabia 2013 Holidays
Below is the list of Saudi Arabia 2013 family holidays. Since the majority of vacations in Saudi Arabia are figured out through moon sightings, the specific dates of vacations are normally announced adjacent to the days. The list provided below is based upon quote. We do not and can not ensure the precision of the calendar offered.

Eid al-Fitr
Djoulde Soumae / end of Ramadan – Eid al-Fitr
Thursday, 8 August 2013 (*Eid al-Fitr)
Friday, 9 August 2013
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Sunday, 11 August 2013
Monday, 12 August 2013
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Saudi Arabia National Day
Al-Yaom Al-Watany
The Unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Monday, 23 September 2013

Eid al-Adha
Feast of Sacrifice in Islamic tradition – Qurban
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Friday, 11 October 2013
Saturday, 12 October 2013
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Monday, 14 October 2013
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 (*Eid ul-Adha)
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Friday, 18 October 2013
Saturday, 19 October 2013
Sunday, 20 October 2013

In Saudi Arabia, work week starts from Sunday to Wednesday. Some businesses are open half day on Thursday and closed on Friday. All businesses, government establishments, and schools are closed on Friday– the holy day for Muslim.

Happy Saudi Arabia Holidays 2013!

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