King Salman announces 12 days Eid Holidays

Government Employees

The HR Ministry has announced 12 Eid-ul-Adha holidays for all public sector employees this year.

  • Last working day before Eid Holidays: Monday, June 10, 2024.
  • The first day of the Eid Holidays: Tuesday, June 11, 2024.
  • The last Eid holiday is Saturday, June 22, 2024.
  • The first working day after Eid Holidays is Sunday, June 23, 2024.

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: Saturday, June 15, 2024.
  • The first day of the Eid Holidays is Sunday, June 16, 2024.
  • Employees with a one-day weekend will enjoy 4 Eid Holidays.
  • Employees with a two-day weekend will enjoy 5 Eid Holidays.
  • Use Hijri to Gregorian Converter to convert Dates.

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Banking Sector/Stock Market

Saudi Banks and Stock Market will enjoy 9 Eid-ul-Adha holidays this year.

  • Last working day before Eid Holidays: Thursday, June 13, 2024.
  • The first day of Eid Holidays: Friday, June 14, 2024.
  • The last Eid holiday is Saturday, June 22, 2024.
  • The first working day after Eid Holidays is Sunday, June 23, 2024.

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Weekend Rules

If there is a weekend during those days, the employer must extend the Eid Holidays by the days of the weekend. If there is a two-day weekend within this period, you can get an Eid vacation starting Friday, June 14, 2024.

Overtime

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

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