What are you doing for Christmas?

Working! In Saudi, Christmas is a Sunday and it’s a Christian holiday.

Our working week starts Saturday at 7 am. We work daily Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed from 7 am until 315 pm. So, our ‘weekend’ is Thursday and Friday.

And since there is one religion and that is Islam, no Christmas holiday is observed.

Ah, this reminds me of my Korean friends that missed Chuseok when they visited the US. And how must it feel to be in the US, and be Muslim, Chinese or a host of others who might feel disrespected because in our way, we dismiss their holidays and celebrate ours.

Saudi holidays

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