Eid Al-Adha 2023 Date & Holiday in Saudi Arabia

Eid Al-Adha 2023 in Saudi Arabia

The sighting of the Dhu Al-Hijjah crescent moon in Saudi Arabia has signaled the start of the month and the upcoming Eid Al-Adha celebrations. Arafat Day will be observed on Tuesday, June 27, followed by the joyful festivities of Eid Al-Adha on Wednesday, June 28. This article provides information about the dates and holiday customs for Eid Al-Adha 2023 in Saudi Arabia, explaining what people can expect during this special time of year.

  • Arafat Day Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023
  • Eid Al-Adha Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Understanding Eid Al-Adha

Eid al-Adha commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to God. In present times, this spirit of sacrifice manifests through ritualistic animal sacrifice and the meat of which is shared among the less fortunate.

During Eid Al-Adha in Saudi Arabia, people can expect joy, celebration, and entertainment events. Families gather for delicious meals, gift exchanges, and prayers at mosques. Animal sacrifices symbolize Prophet Ibrahim’s story, with the meat shared generously. Children enjoy presents and fun activities. Firework shows and various events add excitement. It’s a time of warmth, togetherness, and cherishing blessings with loved ones.

Eid Al Adha 2023 Holiday for Private Sector Workers

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) in Saudi Arabia has announced that workers in the private and non-profit sectors will enjoy a four-day holiday for Eid Al-Adha. This year, the holiday will begin on Tuesday, June 27, and continue until Friday, June 30. It is a special time for employees to take a break from work and celebrate the festive occasion with their families and loved ones. The extended holiday period allows individuals to relax, participate in traditional festivities, and create lasting memories.

  • Eid Al-Adha Holiday for Private Sector Starts on Tuesday, June 27, 2023
  • Eid Al-Adha Holiday for Private Sector Ends on Friday, June 30, 2023

Bank Holiday During Eid Al-Adha

The Saudi Central Bank has made an early declaration of the holiday schedule for banks and remittance centers in view of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha. The break is set to commence on Friday, June 23, 2023, and normal operations are scheduled to resume on Sunday, July 2, 2023.

  • Eid Al-Adha Holiday for Banks Starts on Friday, June 23, 2023
  • Eid Al-Adha Holiday for Banks Ends on Sunday, July 02, 2023

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