Holidays and Closures
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The U.S. Embassy or Consulate observes both U.S. and Saudi Arabian holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Saudi Arabian holidays and will also be closed on those dates.
Embassy or Consulate General Dates of Closure
During the year 2016, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General will be closed on the dates shown below.
Dates of Closure - All Dates 2016
|31-Dec||Thursday||New Year’s Day||United State|
|17-Jan||Sunday||Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday||United States|
|14-Feb||Sunday||Washington's Birthday||United States|
|29-May||Sunday||Memorial Day||United States|
|4-Jul||Monday||Independence Day||United States|
|5-11 Jul||Tuesday-Monday||**Eid-al-Fitr/Ramadan-1437||Saudi Arabia|
|4-Sep||Sunday||Labor Day||United States|
|11-15 Sep||Sunday-Thursday||**Eid-al-Adha/Haj 1437||Saudi Arabia|
|9-Oct||Sunday||Columbus Day||United States|
|10-Nov||Thursday||Veterans Day||United States|
|24-Nov||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day||United States|
**These local holidays are governed by the lunar calendar; exact dates will/must be confirmed by the Saudi authorities on a later date and may be subject to change.