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Jenadriyah
Al-Jenadriyah (Arabic: مهرجان الجنادرية‎‎, romanizedMaharajān al-Janādrīyah) is a cultural and heritage festival held in Jenadriyah (or Janadriyah[1]) near Riyadh in Saudi Arabia each year, lasting for two weeks. " King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz was the first to organize this festival. He fostered it and developed it to become the top Arab festival that showcases the local heritage of all Arabian Peninsula regions as well as the Saudi Arabian heritage" [2]
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It is organised by the National Guard, and the first was held in 1985.[3] Activities include a camel race, performance of local music and dancing of the Ardah and the Mizmar. The festival draws more than one million visitors every year.[3] The festival "normally falls during the month of February or March...Long ago, Janadriyah was known as 'Rowdhat Souwais' and was mentioned by numerous historians and writers."[1]
In July 2019, the Saudi cabinet transferred the responsibility of organizing the festival to the Ministry of Culture after it was under the responsibility of the Ministry of National Guard.[4] However, in 2019, the Saudi cabinet decided to make the Ministry of Culture responsible for organizing the event instead of the National Guard.[5]

Events and Activities
The festival opens with the opening ceremony master, and then varied events held, including:
Country participation in the festival
Every year Saudi Arabia has hosted a guest of honor such as:
In 2010, the French Republic has participated in the Jenadriyah 25.
Egypt is the guest of honor at Janadriyah 31, Germany at Janadriyah 30 and the UAE at Janadriyah 29.[7]
India is the guest of honor country at Janadriyah 32.[8]
Indonesia is the guest of honor country at the forthcoming 33rd Janadriyah festival.[9]
See also
Tourism in Saudi Arabia
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References
  1. ^ a b Mohammad Nowfal, Janadriyah, Saudi Arabia Archived 2010-01-25 at the Wayback Machine, Splendid Arabia website. Retrieved 2010-08-23
  2. ^ "Jenadriyah festival showcases best of Arab heritage, culture". english.alarabiya.net. Retrieved 2018-12-22.
  3. ^ a b Jenadriyah Heritage and Cultural Festival, SAMIRAD, the Saudi Arabian Market Information Resource.
  4. ^ "Saudi minister of culture welcomes task of organizing Janadriyah festival". Arab News. 2019-07-17. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  5. ^ "Saudi minister of culture welcomes task of organizing Janadriyah festival". Arab News. 2019-07-17. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  6. ^ "Jenadriyah Heritage and Cultural Festival". sauditourism.sa. Retrieved 2018-12-22.
  7. ^ "Honoring Indonesia at Janadriyah 'confirms close ties with Saudi Arabia'". Arab News. 2018-10-23. Retrieved 2018-12-22.
  8. ^ "Janadriyah Festival with India as guest of honor". Saudigazette. 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2018-12-22.
  9. ^ "Honoring Indonesia at Janadriyah 'confirms close ties with Saudi Arabia'". Arab News. 2018-10-23. Retrieved 2018-12-22.
External links
Official website of the Festival (in Arabic)
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