By Innovation-sa on March 12, 2019 in News

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has announced a four-day holiday for private sector employees for both Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha festivals through its official Twitter account. According to the Umm Al-Qura calendar, Ramadan 29 will be the last working day before the commencement of Eid Al-Fitr holidays while Eid Al-Adha holiday will commence on Dhul Hijjah 9 (the day of Arafah).


As part of an awareness campaign through social media, the ministry emphasized the rights of private sector employees with regard to official holidays and personal holidays. The ministry also entitled private sector employees a one-day holiday for the Saudi National day which falls on September 23rd. If National day falls on a holiday, a day before or after it will be given as a compensatory off. However, if it falls on any one of the Eid days, then there won’t be any compensatory holiday given.


The ministry added that employees in the private sector are entitled to avail of three-day paternity leave with full pay, five-day marriage leave and five-day leave in the event of the death of wife or any one of parents or children.


Saudi Gazette – March 11 2019