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Saudi Arabia Public Holidays
Saudi Arabia Public Holidays -
 Year 2007
January 1
January 20
March 27
March 31
September 23
October 8
December 15
Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Muharram (Islamic New Year).
Arab Summit Public Holiday
The Prophet's Birthday
Saudi National Day
Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

Muslim festivals are timed depending on local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns can be interrupted.

Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last anything from 2 to 10 days, depending on the region. During Hajj (when pilgrims visit Mecca) all government establishments and some businesses are closed from 10 to 14 days.

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