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| 07 June, 2018

Saudi SAMA extends Eid al-Fitr holiday for banks

Banks will resume work starting from 10 Shawwal 1439 Hijri date that copes with 24 June

Image used for illustrative purpose. Saudi boys celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Riyadh, August 19, 2012. Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. Image used for illustrative purposes.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Saudi boys celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Riyadh, August 19, 2012. Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. Image used for illustrative purposes.

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Riyadh –  The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has announced extending Eid al-Fitr holiday for banks until 9 Shawwal 1439 Hijri date, which corresponds to 23 June.

Banks will resume work starting from 10 Shawwal 1439 Hijri date that copes with 24 June, the Saudi central bank noted.

Eid al-Fitr holiday for banks in Saudi Arabia will start by the end of work on Tuesday, 28 Ramadan, which corresponds to 12 June.

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On Wednesday, 6 June, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has announced extending Eid al-Fitr's holiday for all civil and military employees in the government.

Source: Mubasher

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