Knowledge of official holidays in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides an opportunity for better planning for a wonderful holiday. The official weekend for the public sector and some private sectors is on Friday and Saturday.
During weekends, roads congestion increase because most of the residents are out for recreation areas and camping in the desert.
The national holidays in the Kingdom
Eid al-Fitr: Eid al-Fitr comes at the end of the holy month of Ramadan (the first of Shawal). It extends for 10 days for public sector while private sector ranges from 3 to 7 days.
Eid al-Adha: Eid al-Adha comes on the tenth of Dhu al-Hijjah. The official holiday lasts for10 days while they range from 3 to 7 days for the private sectors.
Saudi National Day: The day of the unification of the Kingdom is on September 23. It is a one-day holiday for both public and private sectors.