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Published on : Friday, September 20, 2013
Saudi Arabia celebrates Independence Day on September 23rd every year, since the unification of the two prevalent kingdoms in the year 1930. Often referred to as the land of holy mosques because of the presence Medina and Mecca, Independence Day of Saudi Arabia is celebrated with revelry, merriment, jest and gaiety. Saudi Arabia gears up to celebrate Independence Day.
Days prior to the actual celebration of Independence Day of Saudi Arabia, huge festivities are marked all throughout the country. Various functions are held at prominent halls and offices of the government with special focus on the rich traditional folk song and dance of different regions of the country. Even those residing outside the country of Saudi Arabia but bear strong connection to their Saudi roots observe the event as red letter day. Also special events are held at the capital city of Riyadh where the Prince gives his speech to the nation and highlights on the various aspects of development of the country in fields of science, technology, economy and social upliftment.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia spreads over the Arabian Peninsula and covers about eighty percent of its geographical area with Yemen, Omen and United Arab Emirates edging the Kingdom in the southern area and Iraq and Jordan bordering it in the north. The land of Saudi Arabia has gained significant importance in the field of tourism in the last few years. Owing to its high tech shopping complexes and attractive built tourist spots, the number of places to visit in Saudi Arabia is escalating. Traditionally the country has been regarded as a sacred place for people of Islamic faith. In the recent times it has acquired greater proportions as the best place to spend a romantic vacation in the midst of stunning landscapes.
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