Saudi National Day, which is taking place on September 23, has been announced has a public holiday in Saudi Arabia.
The Kingdom’s Ministry of Civil Service announced a four-day holiday for the 89th celebrations. The holiday will start by the end of working hours on Thursday September 19, and work will be resumed on Tuesday September 24.
Saudi National Day is marked to commemorate the renaming of Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to Saudi Arabia by a royal decree from King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud in 1932.
Last year, Saudi Arabia marked their National Day with a huge milestone. Journalist Weam Al Dakheel made history as the first woman to become a lead news anchor. The Kingdom has a lot to celebrate since last year’s celebrations, from the several live concerts they have hosted to the opening of new cinemas all over the country.
The UAE’s National Day falls on 2 December, which is a Monday, so it is likely that it will be marked as a public holiday.