16-day Eid holiday for govt staff

newsimageRIYADH — The Ministry of Civil Service announced a 16-day holiday for Eid Al-Adha for government employees during this year. The holidays will begin at the end of the working day on Thursday, Aug. 24 (Dhul Hijjah 2) and will end on Saturday, Sept. 9 (Dhul Hijjah 15). Sunday, Sept. 10 will be the first working day after the holidays. According to Article IV of the ministry’s bylaw for holidays, the Eid Al-Adha holidays usually start from Dhul Hijjah 5 and end on Dhul Hijjah 15. On the basis of this, the Eid holidays were supposed to begin on Sunday, Aug. 27. But Article VII of the bylaw stipulates that if one working day falls in between two holidays, that day will be deemed as a holiday, the ministry said. — SPA