Festivities kick-off as Saudis celebrate National Day across Kingdom

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Across the kingdom, preparations to celebrate National Day have been completed, with street decorations and a number of events planned. (SPA)
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Across the kingdom, preparations to celebrate National Day have been completed, with street decorations and a number of events planned. (SPA)
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Across the kingdom, preparations to celebrate National Day have been completed, with street decorations and a number of events planned. (SPA)
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Across the kingdom, preparations to celebrate National Day have been completed, with street decorations and a number of events planned. (SPA)
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Across the kingdom, preparations to celebrate National Day have been completed, with street decorations and a number of events planned. (SPA)
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Across the kingdom, preparations to celebrate National Day have been completed, with street decorations and a number of events planned. (SPA)
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Across the kingdom, preparations to celebrate National Day have been completed, with street decorations and a number of events planned. (SPA)
Updated 20 September 2019

Festivities kick-off as Saudis celebrate National Day across Kingdom

Festivities kick-off as Saudis celebrate National Day across Kingdom

DUBAI: The first activities of the Saudi General Authority for Entertainment (GAE) kicked off on Thursday evening in celebration of the Kingdom’s National Day on September 23 in the province of Jeddah.

The festivities were held on Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Street and Corniche Road with performances of national songs and fashion shows representing Saudi cultural heritage, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The events also included workshops for children to participate in the celebration of the occasion. The activities ended with a firework show.

In Jizan, families enjoyed heritage shows hosted by the GAE at the corniche as well as Saudi art and photography.

Storytellers entertained children with stories of King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Saud and the history of the unification of the states of Saudi Arabia.

Artwork of Saudi landmarks were exhibited, celebrating modern and historical architecture in the kingdom.

Meanwhile, schools across the kingdom organized activities to mark the celebrations for children, highlighting the role of the founding father of Saudi Arabia in “reuniting and unifying the country.” Schools have also partnered with government bodies to educate students on the role and status of Saudi Arabia on the world stage.

Across the kingdom, preparations to celebrate National Day have been completed, with street decorations and a number of events planned.

Celebrations will be held over five days to commemorate Saudi National Day.


Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
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Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
  • At least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced

RIYADH: The Saudi King and Crown Prince have offered their condolences to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia after an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Sulawesi island on Friday, state news agency SPA reported.

According to the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) at least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their sympathy to the families of those killed and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.