Ramadanna Kida 2 Opens in Jeddah
HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Visitors and participants at the inauguration of Ramadanna
JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for
Tourism and Antiquities, and Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed on Thursday
evening opened a Ramadan festival in the historic district of Jeddah.
The festival, Ramadanna Kida 2 (Our Ramadan Was Like This), which features
many traditional aspects, will continue throughout the holy month.
Prince Mishaal stressed the importance of presenting the image of the historic
district and Ramadan's beautiful atmosphere that prevailed in the region
Prince Mishaal said the Jeddah historic district deserves all appreciation
because of its deep historical legacy, and the Ramadan festival gives all the
glimpse of the past into the cultures and heritage of the Kingdom.
The festival is open every day from 10 p.m. after Taraweeh prayers until 2 in
The festival has 50 cultural, heritage and entertainment activities held in
various parts of the area, with the extension of 1,000 meters in the area of
the festival that are decorated with more than 5,000 Ramadan lights. There are
activities for all age groups and all segments of society which will connect
the present to the past.
In addition, there are 26 activities that tell about Ramadan in Jeddah over
the past 68 years, including a visit to the Jeddah library, Bashan Cultural
House, Museum of Zia Aziz Zia, the historical exhibition of the elite of
Organizers expect more than 1 million guests and visitors during the month of
Ramadan. The glimpse of past Saudi culture, history and traditions will keep
the local community and young generation relate to the past.
The festival includes commercial, social, cultural, religious, sport,
environment and heritage activities of Hijazi heritage to promote the Kingdom
as the house of culture, literature, Arabian and Islamic history, while
preserving heritage and the cultural treasures.