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How to spend your Saudi Founding day in Jeddah! 

Are you ready to mark your calendars? For on the 22nd of February we will be celebrating Saudi Arabia Founding Day.

Let us take a moment to wish our country a very Happy Founding Day! Celebrated in Saudi, let us take a moment to learn more about the new holiday and where you can celebrate it this year.

When was it declared a formal holiday?

On the 22nd of February, 2022, Founding Day was declared a formal holiday in all sectors announced by His Royal Highness King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

What does this holiday mark?
Founding Day marks the establishment of the first Saudi state in 1727 in Diriyah.

Looking to spice up your day with Founding Day events? 

Nejnaj Jeddah

Nejnaj is a festival that is known to hold multiple activities to celebrate this special day including traditional markets where you will find Saudi Coffee, Ardah performances, you will also find different fashion shows, and more. This festival is also known to take place in 14 different cities in the country. 

Date: February 22 – February 24
Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Founding Day parade

We are definitely looking forward to this Founding Day Parade! This year, the parade will host fireworks, live performances highlighting the saudi music and rhythm, and more! Where will it be? It will be held at the Jeddah Fountain

Let’s talk more about Founding Day Parade
The Jeddah Corniche will be lit with a light show that will be shining above the fountain. As the light show is on, the Saudi flag will be highlighting and complimenting the fountain.  

Al Liwan 

The cultural Al Liwan is an event that is held in honor of this special day with its array of traditional markets, the interactive exhibitions, cultural seminars, and historical theatrical performances.

Date: February 22 – February 23
Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sports For All event 

Sports for All has welcomed its own active event to celebrate the month of Founding Day with a new challenge! At Heraa Mall, you are challenged to complete 10,000 steps, are you up for that challenge? 

Date: February 1 – February 28

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