Kingdom marks 92nd National Day with celebration of Saudi heritage

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  • Date: 23-Sep-2022
  • Source: Arab News
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
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Kingdom marks 92nd National Day with celebration of Saudi heritage

RIYADH/JEDDAH: Saudis have always known how to celebrate — and if your country’s National Day isn’t a cause for celebration, what is? As the 92nd anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom dawned on Friday, the celebrations had already begun. At Prince Majed Park in Jeddah on Thursday, children dressed in green held the Saudi flag and spent time around the park’s 30-meter-high, interactive fountain as it danced and swayed to the sound of national songs. “The celebrations here in Jeddah come amid improving weather that allows families to enjoy the activities and to express their love of their country and leadership in a well-organized atmosphere,” Naif Al-Zahrani, a father of three children, told Arab News. In the Eastern Province, a new exhibition at Ithra in Dhahran called “A Saudi Melodic Memory” is dedicated to the traditional music of the Kingdom, and in particular the national anthem. “The exhibition explores the beginnings and the transformation of the Saudi national songs, who were the pioneers who shaped it, and how these songs left a cultural legacy to the nation and even expatriates who lived here,” guest curator Ghadeer Sadiq told Arab News. “These songs sparks an array of emotions for the