Saudis on Saudi National Day: we dream and achieve
Saudis are proud of their great homeland, which leads them to achieve glory and the highest standards in various fields. The new Saudi Arabia knows how to lead society to strength, achieve resilience and stability, and make the homeland with its full borders an oasis of security and peace.
Saudis celebrate their national day every year, and they should gather and rejoice on this day. Their dear homeland, which was the land for them in the past, went on to preserve this achievement, and today it has opened horizons and opportunities for them, so they are able to realize dreams, and they are moving with great strides towards achieving the pioneering vision for 2030.
Saudi Arabia today, with all its regions and components, is united by one leadership, and a wonderful slogan is “We Dream and Achieve.” This slogan is very real because anyone who visits Saudi Arabia today knows how far it has traveled to achieve the dream of 2030. As long as the inspiration exists and as long as the people are united around their wise leadership, Saudi Arabia will also cross 2030 and beyond with ambitions and economic and strategic options that pour into one goal, which is for Saudi Arabia to be a great regional state with sufficiency, economic strength, political power, and a strong presence in global forums.
The role of Saudi youth in turning a big dream into reality
The most important thing that the wise leadership in Saudi Arabia has relied on to achieve Vision 2023 is the enthusiasm of young people and their wonderful energies. Saudi society is a young society, and its youth is dreamy, ambitious, open, and has a lot of impulsiveness and capabilities. What has been achieved so far has been largely thanks to these young people.
The young Saudi woman has also proved that she is the irreplaceable second half of society to complete the process of turning the big dream into reality. She has come down to different fields of work, specializing in various kinds of specialties that serve her country. Today, you can see it in sensitive and important positions: in management, in media, marketing, education, medicine, and other fields.
On Saudi National Day, young people will attend events and performances and participate vigorously in them, as they have done in the past years. With his participation, he sends a strong signal that the dream will come true in their hands with the unlimited guidance and support of the inimitable political leadership in Saudi Arabia.
The date of the Saudi national day for 2023
On the 23rd of September every year, Saudi Arabia celebrates its national day, an occasion full of pride and ancient history. This day brings us back to the anniversary of the unification of the kingdom’s territories under one banner, where multiple governorates and cities meet under the slogan of unity and prosperity and in the name of Saudi Arabia. From here, Saturday, September 23, will be the date of the Saudi national day for 2023.
On this day, the Saudis will celebrate the memory of their compatriots who made the greatest sacrifices in order to achieve the unity of which they are proud. This celebration comes as a message embodying the spirit of unity and national cohesion among the citizens of Saudi Arabia.
The history of National Day is associated with the decision to unify the Hejaz lands issued by King Abdulaziz Al Saud, may God have mercy on him, on the twenty-third of September of 1932. Saudi National Day is an opportunity to reflect on history and development and to celebrate the country’s heritage and modern achievements. This occasion combines originality and modernity and embodies the aspirations of Saudi Arabia towards a better and more advanced future.
How do Saudis celebrate this day?
Here are the highlights of the celebration of Saudi National Day and the events held:
- Fireworks: the sky of the cities is decorated with stunning colors through light shows and wonderful fireworks.
- Air shows: where the sky witnesses the wonderful performances of the Royal Saudi Air Force, planes fly, and behind them plumes of colored smoke over major cities.
- Sports activities: marathons and various sports competitions are held, which enhance the sports spirit of the participants.
- Cultural festivals: at these festivals, you will find local art and craft works, along with fashion shows and traditional and heritage cuisine.
- Decorating streets and buildings: streets, roads, and houses are decorated with Saudi flags and lights that match the colors of the Saudi flag, creating a beautiful national atmosphere.
- Theatrical and singing performances: special theatrical and singing performances are held on occasion, saluting the history of Saudi Arabia and testifying to its present with dignity and highness.
- Enjoy Saudi Food: popular foods, sweets, and drinks are an integral part of the celebrations of the Saudi national day, as they are served on the streets, houses, and public places, painting a vibrant artistic palette. Saudi coffee occupies the top of the list of what is served on this day; it is one of the most popular drinks in Saudi Arabia and is usually served in cafes with popular confectionery items.
- Visits and leisure trips: visits and leisure trips are organized to the heritage places in Saudi Arabia so that everyone can explore the country’s heritage.
- Traditional clothes on the national day: traditional clothes are an integral part of the celebrations on this day, where citizens and residents are keen during some celebrations to wear traditional Saudi costumes to express their heritage and culture.
- Commercial offers and discounts: shops publish offers and discounts on all goods and merchandise, which contributes to adding joy to shopping in this atmosphere.
These activities and events combine heritage, entertainment, and the national spirit to celebrate the Saudi national day with pride. It contributes to strengthening the national spirit by connecting people with their land, heritage, and history. It also encourages and develops the spirit of national cohesion and rallies around wise leadership to face all challenges and move forward to reach the top.