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Saudi Arabia announces Eid holidays for public and private sectors

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Saudi Arabia has announced the dates for the Eid Al Fitr holiday, marking the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan for employees of public and private sectors.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has said that the Eid holiday for the public sector employees will begin on Thursday, Ramadan 25 (May 7th) and ends on Monday, Shawwal 5 (May 17th).

The Eid holidays for the private sector workers will last four days, beginning at the end of the workday Tuesday, Ramadan 29 (May 11th).

The exact date of Eid Al Fitr has yet to be set. A committee to spot the new crescent moon to confirm the start of Shawwal and the Eid will convene on Tuesday, May 11th.