Public Holidays 2024 in Saudi Arabia

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 2024Date
Saudi Founding DayFebruary 22, 2024
Eid al FitrApril 9, 2024 to April 15, 2024
Eid al AdhaJune 17, 2024 to June 19, 2024
Saudi National DaySeptember 23, 2024
Note: Dates of Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha may vary accordingly.

1. Saudi Founding Day

Saudi public holidays - 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 SaudArabianBusiness 

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

Saudi public holidays - Eid-ul-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

Saudi public holidays 2024 - 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

Saudi public holidays 2024 - 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.

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