Saudi National Day celebrations...a journey in the history of unity and pride

2023-09-21 2023-09-21T10:48:33Z
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Weather of Arabia - Saudi National Day represents an important national event that Saudi citizens await with great passion every year. It is a day on which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates its founding and unification under one banner. It is considered a symbol of unity and national pride. The celebrations of this day reflect the Kingdom’s development and brilliance over the decades, and embody values. And principles that make it stand out among the great powers on the global scene.

 

History of Saudi National Day

The roots of Saudi unity go back to the year 1932 , when King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Faisal Al Saud announced the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and adopted the current name of the Kingdom. Since then, the Kingdom has witnessed major transformations in various fields, from the economy and education to health and culture.

 

 

King Abdulaziz House published a copy of the text of the historical document of the official newspaper “Umm Al-Qura” for the year 1385 AH (1965 AD) , which relates to the designation of the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This day was designated as a national day to celebrate the unification of the Kingdom on September 23 of each year, and it was This decision was issued by a royal decree issued by King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The document included the text of the royal decree that confirmed that the first day of the month of Libra at the beginning of the Hijri solar year, corresponding to September 23 of the Gregorian year, will be the national day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and this official announcement comes to make this day a national day to celebrate and express pride in the country’s achievements. To remind people of the heroic efforts made to unite this great nation.

The date of the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia holds exceptional importance in the hearts of those who love the history and civilization of this ancient country. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has always been and remains one of the pioneers who followed the path of the peoples of the Arabian Desert. As a result, the Saudis find themselves filled with pride and praise for their ancient and contemporary heritage, and this appears. Order through:

  • Strengthening family ties

National Day witnesses the strengthening of relations between families and various groups of youth in society.

  • Promoting culture and heritage

The Kingdom's unique cultures and heritage are proudly promoted to the world, as this day showcases the country's wonderful cultural diversity and ancient history.

  • Celebrations on social media

Social media provides an opportunity to celebrate National Day on a large scale, as hashtags are published that express this great celebration.

  • Strengthening national unity

Diverse celebrations and patriotic songs promote unity and patriotic spirit, as people come together to celebrate their past and bright future.”

 

Saudi National Day holiday

The date of the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is September 23, 2023 AD. As for declaring it as an official paid holiday for workers and employees of the state, this decision came in 2005 through Clause “B” in Article 127 , which specifies its terms and conditions as follows: “The National Day holiday is the (first) day of the balance at the beginning of the Hijri solar year.” Corresponding to (23) September of the calendar year, if the National Day falls on a Saturday, it will be replaced by the following Sunday, and if it falls on a Friday, it will be replaced by the Thursday before that. As for Law Article (128) of the regulations pertaining to vacation affairs, it is as follows: “If one working day falls between two official holidays, this day shall be considered an official holiday.”

As for Law Article 128 of the Regulations on Vacation Affairs, it is as follows: “If one working day falls between two official holidays, this day is also considered an official holiday.”

 

Date of the Saudi National Day holiday in 2023

According to what was announced by the Ministry of Labor and the Human Resources Authority of the government in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi National Day falls on the 8th of Rabi’ al-Awwal 1445, which coincides with Saturday, September 23, 2023, the official holiday.

 

Saudi National Day celebrations throughout the ages

 

Abu Hajara Palace

In Abu Hajara Palace in the city of Taif, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted its first celebrations on the occasion of the Saudi National Day. This choice of place was based on its historical importance, as the founding King Abdulaziz Al Saud witnessed the announcement of the naming of the name “ The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ” after achieving national unification.

Before this prominent date, the Kingdom celebrated national matters under the title “Royal Sitting Day,” and this day changed between the royal eras. During the reign of King Abdulaziz, it was January 8, then it changed to November 12 during the reign of King Saud.

 

 

Aspects of celebrating Saudi National Day in the modern era

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates National Day with feelings of pride, pride and joy, as many events and initiatives appear throughout the Kingdom. These celebrations include:

  • Raising Saudi flags in the streets and roads, and on bridges and vital installations throughout the Kingdom, creating a national atmosphere full of pride.
  • Hanging banners bearing pictures of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his faithful Crown Prince, in addition to banners bearing pictures of King Abdulaziz Al Saud and all kings who succeeded in ruling.
  • Raising National Day slogans and offering congratulations and congratulations to citizens and residents alike.
  • Organizing entertainment parties in various regions of the Kingdom, where people participate in celebrations and enjoy entertainment shows and events.
  • Organizing national exhibitions and events aimed at enhancing awareness of the Kingdom’s history and cultural heritage.
  • Organizing recreational activities in various institutions such as parks, gardens, and museums for all ages, making National Day an opportunity for entertainment and celebration for everyone.

 

 

Saudi National Day reflects the successes and developments achieved by the Kingdom over the past decades, as Saudi Arabia has transformed into a modern, prosperous country that works to diversify its economy and develop its infrastructure.

Celebrating Saudi National Day is not just a reminder of the ancient past, but rather an expression of the will and determination to continue success and progress towards a better future. It also embodies the national spirit and pride in belonging to this great and prosperous country.

Therefore, Saudi National Day must remain an occasion for everyone to celebrate and be proud of the history of their unity and national pride.

 

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Sources:

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uaewomen

mhtwyat

mosoah

 

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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