King Salman announces Holiday on Feb 22

King Salman has issued a Royal Decree to announce Feb 22 as the official Holiday in Saudi Arabia to celebrate the foundation of the Saudi state in the name of Founding Day.

  • Founding Day =  يوم التأسيس

While Saudi Arabia was unified by King Abdulaziz in 1932, the First Saudi State was founded over 30 years ago.

King Salman has decreed that Feb 22 will be known as Founding Day, commemorating Saudi heritage and history as one of the oldest modern states. It is a holiday in addition to Sep 23 i.e. Saudi National Day.

Royal Decree No. (A/90) dated 8/27/1412 A

The 22nd day of the month of February of every year shall be designated to mark the commemoration of the founding of the Saudi state under the name “Founding Day“, and shall be an official holiday.

Difference between Feb 22 and September 23

  • February 22: Founding Day to commemorate the founding of the Saudi state.
  • September 23: Saudi National Day – Anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.