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Saudis Skimping on Eid in Age of Austerity

A cartoon widely circulated in Saudi Arabia on Twitter last month showed three old men in traditional robes, named Unemployment, Prices and Poverty, looking down at a young boy with torn clothes named Salary. “When will you grow bigger like us?!” the men ask the boy. The annual Eid al-Adha holiday period is traditionally a time for ordinary Saudis to splurge on new clothes, accessories and travel. But this year's Eid holidays, which fall on September 12-15, are set to be the most...

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