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Public sector to get a week's break for Eid Al Adha

People gather at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi for Eid Al Adha prayers. Rich-Joseph Facun / The National

The public sector will get a week-long break for Eid Al Adha this year with the government announcing a five-day holiday from Sunday, August 19, to Thursday, August 23.

Employees of ministries and federal departments will resume work on August 26, after the regular Friday-Saturday weekend, according to a Cabinet directive announced on Saturday.

Holidays for the private sector have not been declared yet.

The Cabinet's announcement came after the Saudi Supreme Court said the Islamic month of Dhu Al Hijjah would begin on August 12, meaning Eid Al Adha will fall on August 21. -


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