Janadriyah: keeping memories alive
The National Heritage and Culture Festival, which was scheduled to be inaugurated on Wednesday by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at Janadriyah, northeast Riyadh, has been upholding the Kingdom’s heritage for over three decades.
The festival demonstrates the importance accorded to Saudi Arabia’s traditions and culture by the leadership. The Kingdom knows well that there is no real advancement without maintaining links to the past.
King Salman has been giving due importance to the nation’s culture and history. This year, several personalities who have served the nation through their thought and cultural presence will be honored. This gesture is further testimony to the King’s strong position on preserving the nation’s heritage.
The festival, which is held every year, showcases the Kingdom’s traditions through several activities such as folk dances, camel races, and poetry sessions.
The festival is a reminder to the Muslim world that it must maintain its glorious traditions. Muslims must assume their religious and humanitarian responsibility, enhance their values, and promote their accomplishments is whatever possible way.