Thursday, 4 September 2014

Eid ul Adha Holidays 2014

Eid ul Adha holidays will be starting from 26th of September, 2014 announced by The Ministry of Civil Service. There were rumors that the Eid Holiday will be starting from the National Day 23rd September 2014 but Abdulaziz Al-Khunain, the ministry’s spokesman, dismissed rumors. According to Article 4 of the holiday regulations, when the National Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 23 every year, falls on a Tuesday and the Eid Al-Fitr or Eid Al-Adha holiday begins on a Thursday, Wednesday becomes a public holiday. Al-Khunain clarified that even though the National Day this year is on Tuesday, the Eid holiday does not begin on Thursday and therefore Wednesday, Sept. 24, will be a working day. However, it is important to mention that this announcement applies only to the government employees. (e.g. Jawazat offices and Labor office in Saudi Arabia)

People who are working in private sector will be enjoying Eid-ul-Adha holidays as per the policy of the company. However, Saudi Labor Law gives minimum days. According to Saudi Labor Law, you are allowed to have 4 fully paid vacations starting from 9th Zil Hajja for the Eid ul Adha. (Aricle 112 of Saudi Labor Law). If your company is giving you holidays for less than this period, you can report against him to the labor office. To know about this rule in detail, please visit this article. "Leaves under Saudi Labor Law"

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