Jenadriyah

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Al-Jenadriyah (Arabic: مهرجان الجنادرية Maharajān 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. It is organised by the National Guard, and the first was held in 1985.[2] 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.[2] 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]

Events[edit]

The festival opens with the opening ceremony master, and then varied events held, including:

  • Camel racing
  • Horse racing and endurance
  • Dancing
  • Folk costumes
  • Book fair
  • Centre for documentation and pictures
  • Governmental institutions and companies
  • Host country of the world to participate in the festival. In 2010, the French Republic participated in the Jenadriyah 25.
  • Display of traditional crafts such as pottery, weaving, woodwork, metalwork, and leatherwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mohammad Nowfal, Janadriyah, Saudi Arabia, Splendid Arabia website. Retrieved 2010-08-23
  2. ^ a b Jenadriyah Heritage and Cultural Festival, SAMIRAD, the Saudi Arabian Market Information Resource.

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