Saudi National Day

Saudi National Day has become hugely nationalistic over the past several years.

Al Yom Al Watany, as Saudi National Day is known in Arabic, is celebrated on a fixed date on the solar calendar. But the years for the holiday are counted according to the lunar calendar, so 2020 marks the 90th anniversary of the nation .


How Celebrated?

  • Occasion is marked with fireworks, parades packed with floats showcasing the highlights of each region, music and traditional outfits, and Saudi flags lining the streets.
  • Special cultural events are held, and national pride is palpable everywhere, from people decorating their cars and homes to buildings lit up in green for the day.


Saudi National Day
Saudi National Day


Feast and celebrate Saudi Arabia’s National Day with delicious culinary surprises and restaurant deals across the kingdom.

In Jeddah

Discover a different but equally fun atmosphere filled with events and stands lining the coastal Corniche. In addition to parades, there are incredible sales for those who love to shop.

In Riyadh

A special Cirque du Soleil show for Saudi National Day, entitled ‘The Wealth of a Nation’, will be taking place at Princess Norah bint Abdulrahman University from Wednesday to Saturday.

In Medina

You catch a special theatrical performance showcasing the country’s deep history at the Prince Muhammad bin Abdelaziz Sports City during the weekend.



  • Regional artists, will be having special performances to mark the occasion.
  • Saudi military bands will also be celebrating National Day 2022 with live performances across the kingdom Celebrations taking place across the country will include live performances by military bands.
Saudi National Day
Saudi National Day


Don’t miss out on this exciting event – mark your calendar for Riyadh season, so if you want to try the Journey you have to get the Tourism visa.

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