Saudi National Day and Eid Al Adha Holidays

Saudi Arabia Celebrates its 85th National Day on Wednesday 23 rd September 2015. This year the National day happens to coincide with the beginning of Hajj, meaning there will be no official celebrations until later on in the week with the upcoming Eid Al Adha holiday. Fireworks and most larger festivities have been cancelled this year due to the current war in Yemen. To read more about the National Day celebrations and to find out about the events in Riyadh, check out these posts:

National Day celebrations in Riyadh

Happy Birthday Saudi Arabia!

The best place to be in Riyadh for National Day celebration : Bujairy Square festival area in Diriyah Historic District

Ideas on what to do during Eid holidays in Riyadh: Top Ten things to do during Eid holidays in Riyadh

KSA Travel Tips for Eid Al Adha holiday: Saudi Road Trip- Riyadh-Abha & Top Ten Things to Do in Abha

Riyadh Activities with Kids

Day Trip from Riyadh: Visit Ushaiger heritage Village or Red Sand Dunes 

Explore Saudi Arabia’s UNESCO Heritage Sites: Al Balad Historic District in Jeddah and Ad’ Diriyah in Riyadh

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Happy national day and Eid Mubarak!

saudi leather sandals on wall

Wordless Wednesday. Saudi Arabia’s famous leather sandals.

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  • AnuSeptember 26, 2015 - 2:10 pm

    Are there any fireworks shows this year? TYIAReplyCancel

  • Laura of ArabiaSeptember 26, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    Hi there. I’ve updated the post just now, to make clear there are no fireworks this year.

    The tragedy that happened in Mecca and also the ongoing war with Yemen are most likely the reasons for canceling this year.ReplyCancel

  • Robin BurgessSeptember 27, 2015 - 6:14 pm

    Hi, Layla! I found – actually, stumbled upon – these sandals in the rear of Souk Taiba AFTER I had drooled over the designer version on Instagram! I was so excited! Is that where you found these?ReplyCancel

    • Laura of ArabiaSeptember 28, 2015 - 1:30 am

      hi Robin!
      I’ve seen these in Tayba souk too, but this pic is actually from Janadriya marketplace :) Love those designer more “girly” versions too!ReplyCancel

  • AmeerFebruary 2, 2016 - 6:56 pm

    Hopely this year we will see good things, Last year we seen many bad incidents.ReplyCancel

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