Saudi Arabia postpones the Janadriyah Festival until 2021


The Saudi Ministry of Culture announced, on Tuesday, that the date of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture (Janadriyah) will be postponed to the first quarter of 2021, if health conditions are favorable to attend large gatherings.

The delay came in the interest of the safety of visitors to the festival and in implementation of Saudi Arabia’s decisions regarding precautionary measures to prevent the emerging corona virus.

The Ministry of Culture had previously set the month of November 2020 as the date for the first session of the “Janadriyah” festival to be administered by the Ministry after Cabinet Resolution No. 645, which includes transferring the task of organizing and organizing the festival from the Ministry of National Guard to the Ministry of Culture.

The Ministry of Culture prepared a vision for developing the cultural content for the next session of the festival, which includes providing various activities, programs and activities that reflect the depth of the national heritage, according to a 3-year improvement strategy plan for the festival.

This plan is based on a series of multiple meetings and workshops, with experts and intellectuals, to develop the festival and enrich it with a diverse cultural content that makes it an international cultural platform that attracts visitors from different countries of the world, and at a level that reflects the civilization renaissance experienced by the Kingdom in view of the 2030 vision.

In parallel, the Ministry of Culture has invested during the last period in developing the infrastructure of the Janadriyah Festival and improving it in terms of construction, designs and facilities; To align the festival site with the cultural vision through which the Ministry seeks to provide an integrated experience for visitors, in which the quality of the place is consistent with the depth and richness of the content.


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