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Your Guide to the Top 5 Traditional Festivals in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is home number of cultural festivals and events as well as traditional festivals that date back thousands of years. The Kingdom offers a range of fun and interactive festivals for tourists to explore authentic Saudi Arabian culture. Next time you’re travelling to Saudi Arabia make sure to plan your trip around the country’s festivals. Here are the top five festivals in Saudi Arabia that are worth attending:

Janadriyah National Festival

Janadriyah National Festival is considered to be one of the largest festivals that celebrates the country’s heritage and culture. This folk festival takes place over a course of two weeks, the activities range from folklore art shows, poetry reciting to camel races, and other cultural events.

Riyadh Spring Festival

This is a great year to plan a visit to Saudi Arabia, to explore the new three-month Riyadh Spring Festival. This mega event will take place from October 15 to December 15 all around Riyadh. The festival will host more than 100 different events that will take place across 12 main areas in the city hosting seven different themes.

The Buraidah Date Festival

The Buraidah Date Festival focuses on date manufacturing, processing and byproducts such as molasses, dough, sugar, jam, and chocolate. The annual festival is the biggest date market in the world that offers more than 30 varieties of dates. The festival takes place over a course of three months that starts in August.

Sharqiah Season Festival

The Sharqiah Season Festival is massive cultural festival that hosts a variety of international artists, traditional events, film screenings and sporting events. The 10-day event is a great way to explore and celebrate Saudi Arabia’s heritage and culture.

Riyadh Spring Festival

The Riyadh Spring Festival is a huge event that celebrates nature and the Spring season. Thousands of people attend this festival to experience mesmerizing flower breeds. The festival focuses on showcasing colorful and fragrant ornamental plants and flowers. This ten-day festival usually takes place during the month of March.

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