KSA The Founding Day 2024

22 - 22 Feb 2024

The Founding Day 2024

Saudi Founding Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in Saudi Arabia on February 22nd. It commemorates the enthronement of Muhammad bin Saud as the emir of Diriyah in 1727, following the death of his father Saud al-Muqrin. This event marked the inception of the First Saudi State and laid the foundation for the present-day Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 2022, King Salman bin Abdulaziz designated it as an official holiday according to the Gregorian calendar, marking its 295th anniversary. Saudi Founding Day is one of the country's three non-religious national holidays, alongside Saudi National Day and Saudi Flag Day. The upcoming Founding Day falls on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

Website https://www.foundingday.sa/