King Salman announces 11 days Eid Holidays

Government Employees

The HR Ministry has announced 11 days Eid-ul-Adha holidays for all employees working in the public sector this year.

  • Last working day before Eid Holidays: Thursday, June 22, 2023.
  • The first day of Eid Holidays: Friday, June 23, 2023.
  • The last day of the Eid Holidays: Monday, July 03, 2023.
  • First working day after Eid Holidays: Tuesday, July 04, 2023.

When we say all employees, it includes those expatriate employees working on the government sector payroll. However, this announcement does not apply to a few sectors, such as;

  • Health Sector.
  • Armed forces, including the police.
  • Banking sector.
  • Subcontracted Employees.

Private Sector Employees

According to Article 112 of Saudi Labor Law and Article 4 of the ministry’s bylaw for holidays, the minimum number of Eid Al-Adha holidays is 4, usually starting from the 9th of Dhul Hijjah (weekends excluded).

  • Last working day before Eid Holidays: Monday, June 26, 2023.
  • The first day of the Eid Holidays: Tuesday, June 27, 2023.
  • Employees with one weekend will enjoy 5 Eid Holidays.
  • Employees with two weekend days will enjoy 6 Eid Holidays.
  • Use Hijri to Gregorian Converter to convert Dates.

Banking Sector

The employees working in the banking sector will also enjoy 11 days Eid-ul-Adha holidays this year.

  • Last working day before Eid Holidays: Thursday, June 22, 2023.
  • The first day of Eid Holidays: Friday, June 23, 2023.
  • The last day of the Eid Holidays: Monday, July 03, 2023.
  • First working day after Eid Holidays: Tuesday, July 04, 2023.

Weekend Rules

If there is a weekend during those days, the employer must extend the Eid Holidays by the days of the weekend. Let’s say if there is a two days weekend within this period, you are entitled to get Eid vacation until July 02, 2023.

Overtime

If your company is giving you holidays for less than this period, you are entitled to overtime at the rate of 50% above the wage rate.

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