First children’s books exhibition concluded in Riyadh

The exhibition aimed to develop the children’s perceptions and skills. SPA
Updated 15 April 2018
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First children’s books exhibition concluded in Riyadh

  • A group of children’s authors signed their books and gifted them to the children

RIYADH: The first children’s books exhibition in Riyadh was concluded on Friday. It was organized by the King Fahd Cultural Center and lasted for five days. Thirty-five publishing houses participated and presented more than 3,000 books.
The event was attended by more than 26,000 visitors, most of whom were children. It welcomed them on mornings and evenings.
The children had the chance to enjoy many activities during the exhibition. These activities included theater performances, children’s marching bands, workshops led by childhood specialists and talent shows.
A group of children’s authors signed their books and gifted them to the children. These books included ones by Dr. Bandar Asiri, Dr. Lamis Al-Saleem and Nourah Al-Sahli. Five workshops took place during the exhibition. They came under the titles “My child is the winner,” “My health and personality,” “NEOM 2030,” “Loud reading,” and “Children’s writing technics.” They were conducted by Manahil Al-Fariqi, Hanan Baterfi, Hutaf Al-Wadi, Samia Al-Issa and Fatima El-Hassan.
The exhibition aimed to develop the children’s perceptions and skills, enhance their love for reading and writing, and to bring all parties concerned with children together.


Kiswa of Kaaba raised in preparation for Hajj

Updated 19 July 2019
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Kiswa of Kaaba raised in preparation for Hajj

  • Up to 50 people worked on the raising of Kiswa this year
  • The Kiswa is replaced with white cloth during Hajj

DUBAI: The lower part of Kaaba’s Kiswa, the black cloth draped around the holy shrine, was raised 3 meters in preparation for the new Hajj season and was replaced with white cloth instead, Reasah Al-Harmain said on Friday.
The procedure is done every year before the Hajj season in order to protect the Kiswa, as some pilgrims touch and pull on the black cloth when they circumambulate the Kaaba.

Up to 50 technicians and specialists oversaw the annual process, head of the General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Ahmad bin Muhammad Al-Mansouri said.
What some pilgrims do to the Kiswa stems from wrongful beliefs, which is why the black cloth is raised and replaced with white textile during Hajj, he added.
The original Kiswa will be draped again after the Hajj season concludes, Al-Mansouri said.