Celebrating 90th National Day of Saudi Arabia
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Every year Saudi Arabia celebrates the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on September 23 with pomp and galore. This year is no different. The kingdom is all set to celebrate its 90th National Day with a four day holiday, concerts, traditional festivals, and a plethora of activities. This important day is celebrated to promote national pride, honor the cultural heritage, and rich history of Saudi Arabia.
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Celebrations & Activities for the 90th National Day
Saudi National Day commemorates the unification and renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Ibn Saud in 1932.
In 1921, when Ibn Saud became the ruler of Nejd, he set out to reconquer his ancestral lands. By 1925, he managed to conquer Hejaz and declared himself King. After five years of ruling Nejd and Hejaz separately, he unified the two kingdoms and named the new kingdom after his family, the House of Saud.
The 90th Saudi National Day marks 90 years of the existence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is a cause of celebration. This day holds a special place in the heart of Saudi Arabians. You can expect to see festivities everywhere around the country. Streets and houses will be decorated with green and white flags, the national color of Saudi Arabia, and the sound of passionate patriotic celebrations will fill the air.
This year’s celebration includes star-studded concerts in Damman, Jeddah, and Riyadh with a list of a-list Arab artists. To kick off the celebrations on September 22, Emirati singer Ahlam will perform in Jeddah, and Rashed Al Majed and Aseel Abu Bakr will perform in Damman. Followed by Majid Al Mohandes in Riyadh and Dalia Mubarak and Abadi Al Johar in Jeddah the next day. On September 24, Angham and Tamer Ashour will perform in Jeddah. September 25 will see Mohamed Hamaki take the stage in Jeddah and Rabih Saqer in Riyadh. The concerts will have limited seatings and adhere to strict social distancing protocols. There will also be an option to buy a ticket and watch the live stream of the concerts from the safety of your own home.
Besides concerts, the entire kingdom will be able to witness a fireworks show on September 23. An air show will also be organized on the same day to showcase Saudi Arabia’s impressive warplanes. Both shows will be aired on Saudi TV for everyone to see. This year’s National Day Run will be conducted both in real as well as in virtual. The 2.4 km virtual “run” allows participants to either run, walk, hike or cycle virtually for 90 minutes 90 seconds from anywhere in the world. A slew of mini-festivals, art and craft festivals to promote Saudi Arabia’s culture will also be held across the country
Attractions to visit in Saudi Arabia
This National Day you can explore various attractions across the country.
Kingdom Tower, Riyadh
Every year for National Day, the Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, the tallest building in the country lights up with the colors of the kingdom. The futuristic-looking building with its smooth exterior makes for the perfect canvas to have stunning light shows. The suspended 99th floor is an excellent place to witness the capital’s National Day spectacle.
King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh
King Fahd International Stadium, nicknamed ‘The Pearl’ is the best place to be in during Saudi National Day. One of the largest stadiums in the world, this architectural marvel has the largest retractable roof in the world which makes it the perfect place for the fireworks show.
The National Museum Riyadh
If you want to learn more about the history of Saudi Arabia, The National Museum in Riyadh is where you should go. The museum houses a treasure trove of artifacts in its eight halls dating back to the neolithic age to relics from the country’s past as well as a replica of old buildings from Jeddah.
Heritage Village, Damman
The Heritage Village in Damman or the ‘Jewel of the Eastern Province’ is a 5-story fort that offers visitors an insight into Saudi Arabia’s past. It houses priceless artifacts including weapons, jewelry, photographs, manuscripts, and other rare items. The in-house restaurant serves traditional Saudi food for the perfect Saudi travel experience.
Jeddah Corniche is a popular local spot with stunning views of the sea. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, parks, and recreation spots for a pleasant walk. The corniche is also home to the tallest fountain the world, the King Fahd’s Fountain. During National Day celebrations, the fountain lights up the Jeddah skyline.
The festivities for Saudi National Day will kick off on September 22 and last till September 25, 2020. This year’s celebration will be held under strict social distancing protocols and masks are mandatory.
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