Saudi Arabia is a country with a lot of history and culture, and its national holidays show how proud it is of its past. One of these holidays is the Founding Day, which is held every year on February 22 to remember when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia became one country. In this article, we’ll try to tell expats everything they need to know about this important holiday.
Employees working on Public sector who are covered in the provisions of executive regilations for Human Resources in the Civil Service will also have a holiday on Thursdat too, follwed by the Saudi Founding Day as per Article 128 of the regulations.
Saudi Arabia Founding Day
Understanding the Significance of Founding Day
On Founding Day, people celebrate how King Abdulaziz Al Saud brought the different parts of Saudi Arabia together to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This happened on September 22, 1932, and every year since then, it has been a national holiday. The day is a sign of national unity and pride, and the people of Saudi Arabia celebrate it with great joy.
Celebrations across the Kingdom
All over the kingdom, different events and activities take place on Founding Day. In Riyadh, the capital city, the day is marked by a military parade at which the king and other top officials take part. In other cities, traditional cultural events, like folk dances and music shows, show off the country’s rich cultural heritage.
How Expatriates Can Participate in the Celebrations
Expats who live in Saudi Arabia can take part in the Founding Day celebrations by going to cultural events and shows. Many cities also plan special events and activities for expats, like trips to historical sites and museums where they can learn more about the country’s rich history and culture.
Founding Day is an important holiday in Saudi Arabia, and it gives expats a chance to learn about the country’s rich culture and history. We want everyone, whether they live there or not, to join in the celebrations and show their support for this proud country.