Saudi Arabia: weekend to become Friday and Saturday

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24 June, 16:48

    Saudi Arabia: weekend to become Saturday and Sunday Saudi Arabia: weekend to become Saturday and Sunday

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, JUNE 24 - Saudi Arabia has decided to move the kingdom's weekend to Friday and Saturday  from Thursday and Friday in order to get closer to  the economic weekly schedule of most countries worldwide. Up until today, weekends followed religion and tradition and were celebrated Thursday and Friday, a Muslim festivity.

    The royal decree published by the official agency Spa and cited by Aps will become effective on Saturday and will concern public institutes, financial institutions, the central bank and Riyadh stock market.

    The decision was adopted 'for the public interest' so the Saudi official economic week will mostly  coincide with that of Western countries worldwide. Schools will follow the same schedule starting with the next academic year. (ANSAmed)

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