Thursday, April 18, 2013

28th Janadriyah Annual Heritage & Culture Festival 2013

The vibrant Janadriyah Annual Heritage and Culture Festival in Riyadh City District is a showcase for crafts from across the Kingdom. It celebrates the cultural traditions that unite this great country, while also revealing the regional differences which create the distinctive character of Saudi individuality
The festival includes displays of regional architecture, cuisine, craft, markets, dances and folklore. It lasts approximately two weeks and takes place in the winter when the weather is cooler. There are working displays of carpet-weaving, pottery-making, and woodcarving from different regions. Arabian dancers and singers provide entertainment, while reviving all the traditional songs of different regions. There are also displays by the armed forces, and displays of traditional swords and daggers.
Chinese action superstar Jackie Chan has been invited to attend the 28th Janadriyah National Festival of Heritage and Culture as a cultural ambassador. China will be the guest of honor this year at the festival, where it will showcase the essence of Chinese culture, economic achievements, and scientific innovations.
You can see the pics I took at Janadriyah Cultural Heritage Festival 2012 at
Date: 3 - 19 Apr, 2013
4th to 7th April is men only - Time: 4pm to 12am
7th to 11th April is for Students - Time : 9am to 12pm
9th to 19th April is for families only - Time: 4pm to 12am
Address: Janadriyah – Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.958592,46.794462
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The National Guard
Phone: +96614038992
Fax: +96614038992
I visited it last year and it was great. I would recommend it as a must see event.

Update(18-04-2013): It was great. We enjoyed it so much that we went there 3 times to cover it all. We were given a lot of gifts and we tried various local foods there. All areas were beautifully decorated.

Pictures of the Festival


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