As the new year approaches, it’s never too early to start planning your well-deserved breaks.
In 2024, Saudi Arabia offers four exciting public holidays that provide the perfect opportunity to take a break from your daily routine and discover the wonders of the Kingdom.
Let’s mark these dates in your calendar now:
|Saudi Public Holidays 2024||Date|
|Saudi Founding Day||February 22, 2024|
|Eid al Fitr||April 9, 2024 to April 15, 2024|
|Eid al Adha||June 17, 2024 to June 19, 2024|
|Saudi National Day||September 23, 2024|
1. Saudi Founding Day
Kick off the holiday season with Saudi founding day on February 22, 2024.
In a historic move last year, Saudi Arabia declared its second founding day as a national holiday, celebrating the country’s establishment in 1727 by Imam Mohammed Bin Saud– ArabianBusiness
The Custodian of the two holy mosques, King Salman, issued a royal decree marking February 22 as a day of commemoration.
This public holiday grants a long weekend starting from Wednesday, February 21, 2024.
People enjoy the celebration of the Kingdom’s history with fireworks, drone shows, and quality time with family and friends.
2. Eid al Fitr
Eid al-Fitr is coming on either April 9 or 10, 2024 and it means the end of Ramadan.
This joyous occasion offers an extended break until Sunday, April 14, 2024, or Monday, April 15, 2024.
As Shawwal (the Islamic month) starts, make the most of the festive atmosphere and explore the rich delights across the Kingdom.
Stay tuned for the moon sighting committee’s official announcement of Ramadan dates.
3. Eid al Adha
Also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice,” Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim عليه السلام to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah.
Expected on June 17, 2024, until June 19, 2024, this Saudi public holiday coincides with the Hajj pilgrimage which starts on Friday, June 14, 2024.
4. Saudi National Day
End the year on a patriotic note with Saudi National Day on September 23, 2024.
Falling on a Saturday, this annual celebration promises a weekend filled with national pride and festivities.
What is the biggest holiday in Saudi Arabia?
Eid al Fitr is considered the biggest holiday which marks the end of Ramadan.
How many holidays in a year in Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia observes four public holidays each year: Founding Day, National Day, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.
With these four exciting Saudi public holidays on the horizon, it’s time to start planning your perfect getaway.
You can finally explore the rich culture, chill with a staycation, or treat your taste buds to the finest cuisines.
It’s the prime time to kick back, recharge, and make memories that stick around.