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Saudi Arabia

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Meshail Almofawez

on 14 February 2013

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Culture & Traditions in Saudi Arabia Riyadh Culture Hospitality and guest care are primary features of the Customs and Traditions in Saudi Arabia. When a guest is invited to a local household on formal or friendly purpose the former is treated to a cup of coffee and date palms.
Coffee must be poured in the left hand and presented in the right hand The Customs and Traditions in Saudi Arabia are based on the tenets mentioned in the Quran. Taking a look into Saudi Arabia with its Islamic background and its vast area, the desert plays a big role in the culture of the Saudi people The Cuisine in Saudi Arabia is also partly influenced by the Traditions and Customs of Saudi Arabia in Asia. One such custom is the prohibition of consumption of alcohol and eating of pork The national dance of the Saudi Arabian people is the men's swords dance. This is popularly known as “Ardha”. In this dance the men wear traditional garb and carry a sword which they flaunt, wave and bandy to the rhythm of the music. It originated in the Najd region of Saudi Arabia. This is among one of the most ancient forms of Music and Dance of Saudi Arabia. National Day of Saudi Arabia is celebrated on the 23rd of September each year. The event signifies the unification of the country by King Abdul Aziz in the year 1932. Al Jenadriyah Heritage and Cultural Festival in Saudi Arabia is celebrated every year by the National Guard and throws light on rich history and past of the region. Islamic New Year in Saudi Arabia is celebrated with great pomp and show in Saudi Arabia. This cultural event is celebrated on the first day of Muharram and marks the first month in the Islamic Calendar Tradition
If a guest is invited to a meal then the guest should leave behind some food on his plate to show that his appetite has been satisfied Eating with our hands is a part of our tradition in where many years ago our ancestors would eat meat and rice “mandi” with their hands Men and Women are separated during weddings, women would perform several types of traditional dances and men would also do the same 5 prayers are obligatory to be performed on time on a daily basis in the mosque or as a group at home The “Thoob” and “Abaya”
are the men and women’s
cultural wear The eldest son always names his son after his fathers name The eldest in the family is always the decision maker and is well respected among the family members
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