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3 days Eid Al-Fitr celebrations set in Riyadh
The Riyadh Development Authority (RDA) has organized a series of celebrations for three days to mark the Eid Al-Fitr this week .
According to an official from the Riyadh Development Authority (RDA), numerous activities have been organized at Al-Hakam Palace in downtown Riyadh during the first three days of Eid Al-Fitr under the slogan "Rizana Eid".
This year's celebrations are characterized by a carnival atmosphere and diverse and interesting events will combine the originality of the past, which stems from the value of the place and the uniqueness of the national heritage with the contemporary spirit of using modern technology in most recreational, educational and educational activities aimed at all segments of society.
“It will be a festive and civilized environment in harmony with the aspirations of the residents of Riyadh and its visitors,” he said.
The events will take place during the three days of Eid from 4 pm to 12 pm. The venues of the events will be spread out in a fair manner in places such as , Al-Masmak Square and Al-Thamiri Avenue to allow visitors to move smoothly and freely .
The official celebration of Eid al-Fitr is held every year at the Al-Hakam Palace, which is a cultural landmark and a historical memory that embodies the meaning of national unity and the establishment of the Kingdom and unifying it by the founding King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud.
Diriyah and Al-Hakam Palace stand out as the symbols of the Saudi heritage architecture besides being the most important locations in the early history of the Kingdom.
Diriyah, the first Saudi capital was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. The historic Musmak Palace stands out in the Qasr Al-Hakam area.
The Qasr Al-Hakam area covers Suwaiqah commercial complex, Al-Muaiqiliyah souk, Dayrah, Zal and Justice Square, Al-Safah and Imam Muhammad bin Saud squares and the courtyard of the Al-Musmak Castle.
Palm trees have been planted in more than 4,500 sq. meters in the courtyard of the castle and other trees in the southern side. The eastern side is developed into a desert setting with an elevated level that protects the castle. The courtyard has paved walkways and also suitable for folk and heritage events. The mosque close to Musmak is reconstructed in a classical heritage style of the location. The Prince Turki bin Abdullah Mosque has entrances from the Justice Square, the Prince Turki bin Abdullah road and Safa Square. It has two minarets with each rising to a height of 50 meters.