Saudi Arabia’s King Salman directed that Wednesday be a holiday for all employees and all students, following the Kingdom’s national team winning a match against Argentina in the World Cup, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.
King Salman approved a suggestion made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to celebrate the national team’s victory over Argentina with a holiday.
The celebratory holiday is for employees in all sectors both public and private and applies to students at all educational levels.
Also, the Saudi exchange will suspend work on Wednesday and resume work on Thursday.
The announcement follows a similar move by Cameroon during the 1990 World Cup in Italy when the unfancied African team beat Argentina and also declared a public holiday the following day.
Earlier on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina with a 2-1 win in the World Cup in Qatar.
Saudi Arabia will next face Poland on Saturday and then take on Mexico next Tuesday in Group C.