A complete list and details of the significance of all upcoming public holidays in 2023 in Saudi Arabia.
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How Many Holidays
Saudi residents can look forward to 17 public holidays in 2023, starting February 22 – Founding Day.
The Spring Equinox
In March, residents can look forward to the March Equinox, which falls every year on the 21st.
Ramadan Eid Al-Fitr Holidays
This year Ramadan will begin on or around March 23 and end on April 22, depending on the moon sighting. Citizens and Ex-pats will celebrate a four-day holiday beginning April 22 and continuing through April 23, 24, and 25 for the Eid Al-Fitr holidays.
Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated on the first three days of the Islamic month of Shawwal, the first day after the 30-day Ramadan fast and prayer.
On June 21, residents can expect another holiday because of the June Solstice.
The next holiday falls on June 27, on account of Arafat Day, the second day of the week-long Hajj pilgrimage.
Eid Al-Adha Holiday
Eid Al-Adha follows Haj, expected to fall on June 28, 29, and 30.
Dates for both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are subject to changes and will follow relevant moon sightings.
Islamic New Year Holiday
The Islamic New Year will bring in a public holiday on July 19 and fall on the first day of the month, Muharram – the first of the Islamic lunar calendar.
The September Equinox falls on September 23, marking another holiday.
Saudi National Day Holidays
Residents will also get September 23 and 24 as holidays on account of the Saudi National Day.
Last Public Holiday for 2023
Public holidays in 2023 will end on December 22, which marks the December Solstice.
Holiday Trips and Tourism
People living in Saudi Arabia will enjoy 17 days of public holidays in 2023. These holidays bring an excellent opportunity to plan your visit to the many tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia.