Citizens across Saudi Arabia will celebrate the Kingdom’s development and journey as the country marks its 92nd National Day. Paying homage to its heritage and culture with air shows, parades, and multiple other celebrations.
The green national flag adorns the streets in Riyadh. Similarly, major buildings and skyscrapers have been decorated with the country’s national colors. As some 34 million residents across the country prepare to celebrate National Day
In Riyadh, residents can mark National Day with various events and activities, including a specially designed Cirque du Soleil, art and musical shows, and theatrical performances.
Fighter jets and military and civil aircraft will perform the most significant air show in the country’s history in 13 major cities. The Royal Saudi Air Force will also complete an acrobatic display.
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The air shows form part of a wealth of activities to mark Saudi Arabia’s 92nd National Day. Jets and civilian aircraft can be viewed from Um Ajlan Park on Friday from 4 p.m.
The Royal Guard will conduct a parade at Riyadh Front to the tune of the national anthem played by a military band. Ahead of a procession of classic cars on Friday from 9 p.m.
The sky will later light up with a spectacular firework show in front of al-Thaghr Plaza from 9 p.m.
This year, the national circus presents a specially designed Cirque du Soleil show entitled “The Wealth of a Nation” at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University theater.
Arab musicians Ahlam and Abady al-Johar will also perform a special show at the Abo Baker Salim stage.
The Ministry of Interior is organizing National Day festivities under the slogan “The Pride of The Nation” at Riyadh Front, featuring a live orchestra and 12 interactive pavilions.
Across Riyadh, shopping centers have put up flags, white and green balloons, and new artwork released by the entertainment authority to celebrate the occasion.
In Jeddah, a huge seven-minute firework display on the coastline, a light-and-sound display at Jeddah Art Promenade.
Air and marine military shows, music concerts, and interactive festivals will also herald the 92nd National Day.
The National Day – marked on September 23, commemorates the unification of the Kingdoms of Najd and Hijaz by King Abdulaziz in 1932.
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Many Arab leaders sent their best wishes and congratulations to Saudi Arabia and its citizens.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Congratulated the Kingdom and its people under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
“We have a lot of love in our hearts for the Kingdom and its people”. Sheikh Mohammed said via Twitter, adding that the UAE is proud of the bond between the two countries. “God willing, our present and our future are forever together.”
Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah and Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said congratulated the Kingdom.
On social media, people in and outside the Kingdom rushed to congratulate Saudi on its National Day.
“Happy National Day! You have a glorious history of being proud of,” wrote one.
Another said: “A story whose glory spanned for 92 years, a story we boast about with love, pride, and honor.”
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Citizens across the Kingdom pledged their patriotism, love, and allegiance to their country.
For 28-year-old Saad al-Ruwaili, celebrating Saudi National Day is a reminder of the deep values which built the Kingdom.
“Every year Saudi Arabia celebrates this National Day. I feel inside that I am part of every tribe and every region of Saudi Arabia,” he said.
May bin al-Amir, 24, based in Riyadh, said, “The National Day is the founding day of this dear country and its unity.”