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Eid al-Adha in Saudi Arabia

Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event.

Is Eid al-Adha a Public Holiday?

Eid al-Adha is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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About Eid al-Adha

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Eid al-Adha Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuSep 24Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2016MonSep 12Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2017SatSep 2Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2018TueAug 21Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2019MonAug 12Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2020FriJul 31Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2021TueJul 20Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2022SunJul 10Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2023ThuJun 29Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2024MonJun 17Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2025SatJun 7Eid al-AdhaNational holiday

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