IN PICTURES: How Saudi Arabia celebrated its 87th national day

Saudi Arabia celebrated the country’s 87th National Day on Sept. 23, marking the day the Kingdom unified under the royal decree issued by the late founding King Abdulaziz Al Saud in 1932.

Different Saudi cities and regions witnessed various events and ceremonies on all levels, including artistic, social, cultural and sports events. The streets and houses were covered with green paint and the pictures of Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The soldiers of the southern border participated in celebrating the National Day in the embodiment of national unity and patriotism.

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For the first time, the National Day celebration families and women were able to attend festivities at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh.

The Entertainment Authority, in coordination with the Sports Authority, announced the celebration of the National Day on September 23-24 at King Fahad Stadium in Riyadh, and also announced that families would be allowed to attend.

The late King Abdulaziz Al-Saud chose the day of the proclamation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the 21st of Jumada al-awwal 1351 AH (Hijri date), corresponding to the 23rd of September 1932.

On the 87th anniversary of the founding of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prince Mohammed bin Salman Abdulaziz stressed the influence of Saudi Arabia's role in regional and international affairs on its national day and its commitment to work to achieve international peace and security, the pursuit of all what is good for all mankind, noting what the kingdom witnesses in terms of growth and prosperity under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Last Update: Sunday, 24 September 2017 KSA 07:05 - GMT 04:05

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