This report further states that in 2014 government employees got 14 annual holidays and 10 days off allowed for private sector. A comparison with other countries is as follows. Although the number of public holidays is few in Saudi Arabia still workers in UK, Netherlands and Hungary work even one day more than Saudi Arabia workers. They get only 8 public holidays each year. 12 public holidays are allowed for Austria, 18 for India and Colombia being greatest number of public holidays. Europe and Finland has 15 public holidays. Other regions of Europe like Sweden, France, and Denmark offer 11 public holidays. Portugal, Belgium, Norway and Luxembourg have 10 public holidays for nation.
Germany enjoys same number of holidays as Saudi Arabia but in some regions people take 13 days off annually as public holidays. Turkey and Russia give 14 days publicly off. Slovakia 13 days, whereas Croatia, Ukraine, and Poland give 10 days public holiday and 9 days for Serbia and Romania states. According to the mercer report highest number of holidays is being enjoyed by India and Colombia and Fewest among them for Hungary, UK and Netherlands i.e. 8days off. The number of public holidays according to Mercer report varies state to state. The united state announces 10 federal holidays only for public sector.
Latin America comprises of regions of highest and lowest number of public holidays i.e. 18 being highest for Colombia and 7 days off of Mexico being lowest number of holidays. Canada and North America offer 11 days off.
Asian region also has varied figures for public holidays. India 18, Thailand and South Korea 16, Japan 15, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia 14, Pakistan 12 and Taiwan and Hong Kong 12 days, Singapore and china 11 days each and Vietnam offers 10 days being lowest among Asian region officially off. These statistics of world public holidays show that Saudi Arabia falls in category of worlds lowest publicly announced holiday’s countries. Employees can get sick and other leaves when needed either paid or unpaid but publically they can only enjoy 9 days off in Saudi Arabia economy class.