متى اليوم الوطني السعودي Saudi Arabia celebrates its National Day on September 23rd every year in the memory of the birth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is locally known as Al-Yaom-ul-Watany and marks the day September 23rd, 1932 when King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud announced the unification of the country as a kingdom and renaming the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi National Day اليوم الوطني السعودي has been recognized officially as a national day way back in the year 2005. This year iterates the celebration of 90th Saudi National Day 2020.
Celebrations Across KSA
Previously, only religious holidays were celebrated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, later people started to celebrate the highly significant commemoration. On KSA National Day all buildings and public spaces will be adorned with green decorations and green balloons will be given away at many shopping centers and parks. The holiday will become an occasion for traditional festivals, entertainment programs, art exhibitions and many other cultural events. The historic city of Old Jeddah hosts music, poetry and film exhibitions. For the citizens of Saudi Arabia, it is a good opportunity to spend time with family & friends and reflect on the country’s progress and prosperity.
Events To Be Held During 90th Saudi National Day
To honor the Saudi Day, many events take place across the kingdom and the Saudi citizens participate in the events and celebrate the auspicious occasion with great joy.
This year the events kickstarted with Airshow at the Jeddah’s waterfront. The airshow included 60 civilian and military aircrafts, that flew high to put on a colorful show. The aircrafts came together and performed different formations parallel to the sea, leaving behind the trail of red and green colors.
The General Entertainment Authority has launched an initiative called “We sing to our country” where the citizens can participate with a personal video of singing the national anthem. The event will be telecasted on September 23rd on the Saudi TV Channel at 4.00 p.m. local time.
Jeddah Deputy Mayor of Community Services Ayedh Ali Al-Zahrani said that the municipality along with ‘Association for Children with Disabilities’ will organize an online drawing competition for pictures and drawings depicting the kingdom with title ’90 years’ for 30 days.
The municipality of Jeddah has launched the ‘Draw the Nation’ initiative, where numerous old cars have been painted by artists and will be kept for display on Jeddah’s new waterfront and main square from September 23rd.
A 90-meter mural will be unveiled in Al-Serafi Mega Mall in association with the Jeddah Eye Association.
A Word About KSA By Prominent Personalities
“Saudi Arabia has also changed. People today are connecting with each other all across the world through small gadgets and television. It’s a different society” – Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Founder of KSA
My dream as a young man in Saudi Arabia, and the dreams of men in Saudi Arabia are so many, and I try to compete with them and their dreams, and they compete with mine, to create a better Saudi Arabia” – Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Holiday, Festivities and Celebrations
To honor the Saudi Arabia National Day, the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development announced the dates for the National Day KSA 2020 holidays. The Ministry stated that for public sector employees, the holidays will be on 23rd and 24th September 2020. While the private sector will have a holiday on September 23rd .
On National Day, one can find many people wearing green & white clothes and taking pride in their heritage as countless green flags are waved. The roads and buildings are decorated with Saudi flags, green & white Saudi balloons can be spotted around the kingdom. Saudi National Day Celebrations Riyadh take place grandly with folklore dances, songs and traditional festival including art exhibits, light shows, colorful fireworks, water shows and much more. The roads and buildings are decorated with Saudi flags, green & white Saudi balloons can be spotted around the kingdom.
Concerts in September
Concerts are also one kind of attraction during the National Day celebrations. Saudi Arabia will host its concerts with a series of performances featuring 11 stars across the Arab world, according to Turki Al-Sheikh, chairman of Entertainment Authority.
To celebrate the occasion, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) will host concerts performed by 5 stars namely Rashed Al Majed, Abadi Al Johar, Aseel Abu Bakr, Dalia Mubarak, Majid Al Mohandes, and Rabih Saqer.
Aseel Abu Bakr and Rashed Al Majed, Green Halls in Damman.
Ahlam Concert, King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
Majid Al Mohandes, King Fahad Cultural Center in Riyadh.
Dalia Mubarak and Abadi Al Johar, King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
Angham and Tamer Ashour, Kind Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
Mohamed Hamaki Concert, King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
Rabih Saqer, King Fahad Cultural Center in Riyadh.
Amr Diab Concert King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
Attractions to Visit in Saudi During National Day
اجازة اليوم الوطني السعودي is one of the most celebrated occasions across the Kingdom. This holiday visit attractions in Saudi along with your family & friends and cherish the moments. Check out these must-visit places on Saudi National Day.
Tahlia Street – Tahlia Street is regarded as one of the most famous streets when it comes to shopping and restaurants. The street is illuminated with all decorations and there is a show of luxury cars decorated with Saudi flags.
Kingdom Tower – It is one of the tallest buildings in KSA. The building allows to portray light show and also images which can be seen around the Riyadh.
Riyadh Gallery – Riyadh Gallery is a must-see attraction as the place is crowded with shops, eateries, events and happenings.
King Fahd Stadium – People travel from far places just to have a glance at the magical fireworks at the King Fahd Stadium.
Best Food to Eat in Saudi
Celebrate the joy of National Day with family & friends and treat your taste buds with delicious food at famous eateries.
Al Baik Chicken – Al Baik restaurant is one of the biggest gifts Riyadhians have ever had. It primarily sells loads of chicken, shrimp and fish fillets with a variety of sauces. The restaurant serves authentic Saudi food at great prices.
BBQ Chicken – Al Tazaj is a fast-food chain restaurant located in Jeddah, features a special dish of BBQ Chicken. The restaurant is known for using a traditional Arabian recipe for the chicken and is usually served with rice or meatballs.
Kabsa – Najd Village in Riyadh is famous for serving an authentic range of Saudi Arabia food, especially Kabsa. It is a mixed rice dish with meat and vegetables.
Saudi National Day Offers & Sales
Take advantage of the KSA National Day and shop like never before. You can look for attractive offers and discounts on a variety of categories like fashion, accessories, beauty, food, flight bookings etc. Noon has partnered with Al Rajhi Bank to offer 90% discount for its online shoppers on all express items for one day only i.e on 23rd September 2020. Rehlat is offering upto 50% discount on all your flight bookings and flat 15% off on hotels for your staycation. And, popular stores like Styli, Maxfashion, 6thstreet, Splashfashions, Mamas & Papas & many other are offering special discounted prices, celebrating National Day.
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