The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an ethnically rich country, with customs that are centuries old. Even though some cultural practices and traditions have become open to modernization, however, they’re still very inclined to keep true to their roots. The heritage of Saudi Arabia is centuries old and can easily be dated back to the 2nd century. Its history dates back even further as artifacts have been found in the regions of the Kingdom which have famed to be from the Bronze Age. That’s why there are so many museums in the country and to celebrate the heritage, Saudi’s organise so many festivals in Riyadh every year.
The Arabs have always been proud of their culture and heritage, that’s why throughout the year, numerous festivals in Riyadh are held to celebrate the ethnicity of the country and engage is festivities in this beautiful desert.
The Janadriyah festival, one of the best festivals in Riyadh, which is a celebration of national heritage and culture. People from all over the kingdom attend and set stalls as this is the liveliest festival which happens every year between the months of February to March and goes on for at least two weeks. On the outskirts of the city, this festival takes places and comes together to display a dynamic image of the history in Saudi Arabia, with having a military air show and celebrating the spirit of Arabia. Read more about Al Janadriyah festival here.
The International Cuisine Festival also occurs in Riyadh. This festival has the most exquisite experience and atmosphere at the main hotels in Riyadh city. Each hotel fashions the cultural atmosphere associated with the cuisine it is serving. The visitors get the opportunity to enjoy tasty dishes within the novel and interesting environments.
The festival also organises Saudi cooking events at various shopping malls. The participants are top and most exclusive female chefs from all over the country reflecting the hospitality and generosity of the Saudi society. If you’re a foodie, this is the best festival for you among all festivals in Riyadh.
Finally, the beautiful Colours of Saudi Forum Exhibition, it includes a number of additional activities, which begin with the opening ceremony under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, along with President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities and with a number of ambassadors, diplomats, prominent figures.
There are daily presentations of short films on the contest themes, workshops and lectures on photography. Exhibitions include booths of the Historical photo booth, Short films booth, Embassies booth, Special booths for a workshop, along with a variety of others.
Visiting the sections and pavilions of the exhibition help learning about the latest technologies in imaging, printing and film industry. It is a great way to understand and explore the diversity that lives and breathe in Riyadh.
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