Saudi Arabia Announces School Holidays


Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education has announced the academic calendar for 2023-2024.

The Ministry said the academic calendar for the year 1445 (corresponding to 2023-2024) will include:

  • 3 semesters
  • 38 academic weeks
  • 180 school days
  • 60 days of various vacations
  • 68 days summer holiday

The academic calendar applies to all stages of public and university education.

The Ministry of Education said semesters will be:

  • Semester one: Sunday, August 20, 2023 until Thursday, November 16, 2023
  • Semester two: Sunday, November 26, 2023 until Thursday February 22, 2024
  • Semester three: Sunday, March 3, 2024 until Monday, June 10, 2024

The academic calendar includes 10 different types of holidays, including four long vacations, vacation during the end of the first and second semesters, the mid-semester vacation, in addition to provisions for National Day, and Foundation Day holidays, as well as the Eid Al-Fitr holidays.


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