Eid Al Adha: Saudi Arabia announces first day of Islamic holiday

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - July 31 will be the first day of the holiday known as the Festival of the Sacrifice

July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

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Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court announced on Monday that Friday, July 31, will be the first day of Eid Al Adha, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The Islamic holiday is known as the Festival of the Sacrifice, in honour of Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

The announcement follows a confirmation by the moon-sighting committees in the Kingdom.

Employees in the country’s private sector will get four days off, from July 30 until August 2, SPA reported.

Public-sector employees will have a two-week holiday from Friday, July 24, to Saturday, August 8.

Updated: July 20, 2020 10:13 PM

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