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List of Saudi Arabia Public Holidays 2023

Saudi Holidays 2023

In the year 2023, there will be a total of 24 public holidays in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, most of which are religious and follow the Islamic calendar. Founding Day on February 22 marks the beginning of the public holidays for the year. Two of the significant holidays in KSA are Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Additionally, Flag Day will be celebrated annually on March 11, as recently announced by Saudi Arabia. Below is a list of the public holidays for 2023 in Saudi Arabia:

List of Saudi Arabia Public Holidays 2023

DateWeekdayPublic HolidayObservance
Feb 22WednesdaySaudi Founding DayGovt/Private
March 11SaturdaySaudi Flag DayGovernment
April 16SundayEid-al-Fitr HolidayGovernment
April 17MondayEid-al-Fitr HolidayGovernment
April 18TuesdayEid-al-Fitr HolidayGovernment
April 19WednesdayEid-al-Fitr HolidayGovernment
April 20ThursdayEid-al-Fitr HolidayGovernment
April 21FridayEid-al-Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)Govt/Private
April 22SaturdayEid-al-Fitr HolidayGovt/Private
April 23SundayEid-al-Fitr HolidayGovt/Private
April 24MondayEid-al-Fitr HolidayGovt/Private
April 25TuesdayEid-al-Fitr HolidayGovernment
April 26WednesdayEid-al-Fitr HolidayGovernment
June 23ThursdayEid-al-Adha HolidayGovernment
June 24FridayEid-al-Adha HolidayGovernment
June 25SaturdayEid-al-Adha HolidayGovernment
June 26SundayEid-al-Adha HolidayGovernment
June 27TuesdayEid-al-Adha HolidayGovt/Private
June 28WednesdayEid-al-Adha HolidayGovt/Private
June 29ThursdayEid-al-Adha HolidayGovt/Private
June 30FridayEid-al-Adha HolidayGovt/Private
July 1SaturdayEid-al-Adha HolidayGovernment
July 2SundayEid-al-Adha HolidayGovernment
Sep 23SaturdaySaudi National Day (Al-Yaom Al-Watany)Govt/Private

It is important to remember that Islamic festivals are based on the sighting of the new moon, so the dates may change. These dates have been provided based on astronomical calculations, but we cannot guarantee that they are completely accurate.


Mohammed Ameen is the author behind With a decade of experience in Saudi Arabia and a Master's in Business Administration, he shares practical tips and insights on expat life in the Kingdom.
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