Saudi Arabia extends Eid Al Fitr holidays to 24 days

Eid Al Fitr holidays

MNA International Desk: Saudi Arabia has extended this year’s Eid Al Fitr holidays to twenty four days, state news agency SPA announced on Wednesday.

The announcement came as part of royal decrees which replaced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef with Mohammed bin Salman, previously deputy crown prince.

Government employees are usually given a 10-day break during Eid. Government offices, which were scheduled to reopen after Eid holidays on July 2, will now open on July 9.

Eid Al-Fitr holidays for the public sector started on 15 June.

However, Eid-al-Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer.