Festivals in Saudi Arabia

Festivals in Saudi Arabia

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The beautiful and wealthy dessert kingdom destination attracts thousands of people every season all year along with its rich culture and the splendid blend of historic and modern architectural marvels. As an expat you could squeeze out and indulge in the truest essence of the authentic Arabian culture and its lifestyle by partaking in its most extravagant festive celebrations. From cultural events to traditional celebrations, all these festivities will let you immerse in the flavor and deep-rooted history of your residential country.

Let’s steal a glance into all the festivals and celebrations in Saudi Arabia.

Festivals in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh Spring Festival

The capital of the kingdom awakens with a colorful dose of nature’s beauty every spring season. Riyadh Spring Festival is a yearly spectacle that draws many people towards the capital. The festival is considered to be one of the major attractions of the city and has a host of 100+ themed events. Celebrating nature at its best the Riyadh Spring festival features various agricultural plantations, flowers, ornamental plants and many more. The vast stretches of millions of colorfully aligned flowers put on display in beautiful patterns is a spectacle worth a visit. Riyadh Spring Festival is an ideal space for you and your family to enjoy a relaxing day hovered by the undying beauty of nature.

Festivals in Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Festival

Taking place in the month of Ramadan, the Jeddah festival is one of the highly popular and most notable festivals in the country. As the name itself depicts, this festival is held in the second largest city of the kingdom – Jeddah. With over 200 unique and different events huddled together, this lively festival has something for everyone to enjoy.

From poetry readings to sampling traditional Arabian food, from admiring the local Arabian craftsmanship to firework festivals, the many fun-filled events of the Jeddah festival kicks off the festive season of the country with excitement. The Jeddah festival also features concerts by both International and local stars alike. The year 2000 marks the start of the Jeddah festival. From the start to the present, the festival has an interestingly massive turnout of both residents and tourists of the country.

Festivals in Saudi Arabia
Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is a three-day religious festival of the Islamic world marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This holy festival commences with a modest and light morning meal and prayers in the mosque, which later on extends to be a more energetic and feastful celebration of food and drinks with family and friends. Eid al-Fitr is such a joyous festival and the significance of it lies in the harmony and gratification of people coming close together to celebrate the festival.

Festivals in Saudi Arabia
Janadriyah National Festival

Janadriyah National Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious festivals celebrated in the kingdom. The two-week-long festival is held in the month of February every year in a small village called Janadriyah on the outskirts of the country’s capital city Riyadh. The festival offers an unparalleled view of all aspects of the Saudi Arabian rich culture and heritage. You can get the true essence of the Arabian lifestyle by indulging in the wide variety of activities at the festival. From folklore art shows to camel racing, air shows to experiencing the Arabian food flavors, Janadriyah National Festival is here to impress all and everyone.

Festivals in Saudi Arabia
Unification of the kingdom day

Unification day of the kingdom is the only non-religious public holiday of Saudi Arabia and is annually celebrated on the 23rd of every September. Considered to be one of the most significant holidays of the kingdom, Unification day marks and commemorates the unification announcement of Saudi Arabia as a kingdom by King Abdulaziz in the year 1932. While some Arabian families surprisingly tend to celebrate the unification day reserved in the privacy of their families. Others tend to celebrate National day by roaming around the streets with the Saudi flags. Many events are also organized throughout the kingdom to showcase National pride

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