The 33rd Janadriya festival was launched on Thurday, this week, and the opening ceremony was attended by a LOT of very important people.
The festival is an annual celebration of Saudi heritage and culture
Expect a lot of classic Saudi food, performances, and of course camel races.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, personally, inaugurated the event in the audience of a lot of other royals and dignitaries.
The theme of this year’s festival has been announced to be ‘Faithfulness and Loyalty’
Among the guests were the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, representing the King of Bahrain; Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, UAE minister of foreign affairs; and Shihab bin Tariq Al-Saeed, adviser to Sultan Qaboos of Oman.
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The minister also welcomed representatives from Indonesia, this year’s national guest of honor
Indonesia’s pavilion at the festival includes photos reflecting deep-rooted ties between the two countries, and videos of the old Hajj journey.
The festival continues for three weeks.