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Traditional Festivals of Saudi Arabia

Every country has its own tradition and customs that they follow and make moments memorable from their regular life. You will see a lot of variation if you start considering traditional festivals happen all around the world. One of the greatest gatherings in Saudi Arabia that took place is on Hajj. However, you will see a lot of pilgrims booking December Umrah packages to perform Umrah in mild weather. Some of the best and well known Saudi traditional festivals are listed below:

Birthday of the Last Prophet (PBUH)

Our last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born in 571 AD in Makkah Saudi Arabia. Every year the native of Saudi Arabia and Muslims from all over the world celebrate this day. The exact date of birth varies year to year according to the Islamic lunar calendar.

Most of the Muslims decorate their house and recite the Holy Quran in gathering. Children recite ‘naat’ a poem specified for the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Elder members of families tell the stories of the life of Prophet (PBUH) that we should follow.

Janadriyah National Festival

It is one of the famous cultural festivals that took place in the city of Saudi Arabia named ‘Riyadh’. It starts in the early spring and lasts for two weeks. It is a worth watching combination of living history, military air show, world’s fair and celebration of all Saudi Arabia.

This great festival of shows the great history and heroism of Saudi people since united by the great King Abdul Aziz. It was first held in the year of 1985 and continues till.

Riyadh Spring Festival

This is another great festival held in the city of Riyadh every year. More than 150,000 visitors attend this festival in the first two days of the ceremony. This event is organized by the Riyadh municipality at two places in the city. A collection of 1.4 million flowers of 10 different varieties are collected and presented for the visitors.

Eid Al-Fitr

Eid Al-Fitr is one of the great festivals that are not only celebrated by the residents of Saudi Arabia but also celebrated by the whole Muslim community of the world. It is celebrated on the first day of Shawal after completing the 30 or 29 fasts depending on the Islamic lunar calendar. Ramadan is the blessed month for the whole Muslim community all around the world. Muslims start this festival by offering a pray early in the morning by gathering in a mosque.

Eid Al-Adha

Eid Al-Adha is a great festival celebrated by the whole Muslim community of the world. It reminds us of the great sacrifice of Prophet Abraham (RA) and his son Prophet Ismail (RA). Therefore, the Muslim community sacrifices an animal that they can afford on the day of Eid Al-Adha.

Unification of “The Kingdom Day”

Consistently, the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is praised on the 23rd of Sep. Along these lines, it’s named “Unification of the Kingdom Day”. Numerous individuals of Saudi Arabia like to praise this downbeat occasion.


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