Saudi Arabia, short for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the largest Arab country in the middle east. As a predominantly Muslim country, Saudi Arabia takes Sharia (Islamic laws) as the basis of running the government and ruling the country. Most public holidays in Saudi Arabia are also made of Islamic festivals. 

Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha are two major Islamic festivals observed in Saudi Arabia. Eid ul-Fitr which commemorates the end of Ramadan fasting month is celebrated for 3-10 days while Eid ul-Adha, the Feast of the end of Hajj, is celebrated for 10-14 days in sequence. Yet, private sector workers may only be granted 3-5 days of holidays. The only non-religious festival in Saudi Arabia public holidays is Saudi National Day on September 23.

Saudi Arabia 2014 Holidays
The list of Saudi Arabia holidays for year 2014 is available below. Please note that this 2014 Saudi Arabia holidays calendar is only an estimate. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this Saudi Arabia public holidays 2014.

Eid al-Fitr
Djoulde Soumae / end of Ramadan
Eid al Fitr 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 (*Eid al Fitr)
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Thursday, 31 July 2014
Friday, 1 August 2014
Saturday, 2 August 2014
Sunday, 3 August 2014
Monday, 4 August 2014

Saudi Arabia National Day
National Day 2014
Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Eid al-Adha
Feast of Sacrifice in Islamic tradition
Eid al-Adha 2014
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Friday, 3 October 2014
Saturday, 4 October 2014
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Monday, 6 October 2014
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Thursday, 9 October 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014

In Saudi Arabia, work days start from Saturday to Wednesday while Thursday and Friday are considered weekend. Some business are open half day on Thursday. Every Friday, the holy day for Muslim, government offices, private sectors, and schools are mostly closed in Saudi Arabia.