The 23rd of September (tomorrow) is Saudi National Day. Saudi National Day is the recognition and celebration of the foundation of the Saudi state by King Abdulaziz Al-Saud in 1932. Saudi National Day 2011 is the 81st anniversary of the Kingdom’s founding. Saudi National Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom and all cities and towns will have special programs of day and evening events. To make it easier for residents in Riyadh, ArRiyadh Map website (www.ArRiyadhmap.com) has plotted out all the locations where National Day celebrations will take place.
For those who are outside of Saudi Arabia but have the opportunity to attend an official National Day celebration are in for a treat. Saudi Embassies and Consulates worldwide are gracious hosts and will have a wide sampling of traditional Saudi dishes available for guests to sample. There usually are various displays of Saudi history and traditions. For example, when I had attend the Saudi National Day at the Consulate in Houston guests could relax in a traditional Beduion tent.
National Day is one of the special times when Saudi’s heritage, history and traditions are showcased. In addition in embassies and consulates many Saudi student organizations will have special functions too.
Saudi National Day is a time for Saudis to display the green and white and for anyone who knows a Saudi to wish them a Happy National Day!