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Saudi Arabia extends Eid Al-Fitr religious holiday by a week

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Saudi Arabia has extended Eid Al-Fitr holiday by a week according to the Saudi Press Agency after Prince Mohammed bin Salman was appointed the kingdom's crown prince on Wednesday morning.

Earlier this week, King Salman had directed that the Eid Al-Fitr vacation in the country starts on the 20th of Ramadan (10 days before Eid).