In this month, Saudi Arabia recently designated March 11 as “Flag Day,” a special day to honor the country’s national flag. The goal is to increase national pride and a sense of belonging among Saudis.
Saudi Arabia, with its rich and varied history and culture often unknown to its people, is gearing up to observe “Flag Day” on March 11th. This occasion provides an opportunity for the people of Saudi Arabia to express their admiration and respect for their flag, which played a pivotal role in shaping the country’s identity since it was established in 1727 AD.
During the week of Flag Day, schools and businesses throughout Saudi Arabia will observe five days dedicated to honoring and commemorating the national flag. The occasion was also acknowledged by football players who wore green and white scarves during matches over the weekend.
Flag Day is a long-standing custom in many nations worldwide, where parades and events are held to honor their national flag. In Saudi Arabia, the colors of green and white will be ubiquitous, appearing in homes, businesses, and government buildings throughout the country.
The Saudi national flag represents the country’s heritage and identity, signifying the Islamic faith. Green signifies growth and Islam, while white symbolizes purity, peace and honesty. The crossed palm branches signify victory, and the sword represents strength and unity.
In addition to celebrating history and culture, Flag Day serves as a reminder to Saudis of the significant role that Islam has played in shaping their national identity. The occasion provides an opportunity for people to come together, express their patriotism, and honor fundamental values such as monotheism, justice, strength, development, and prosperity – all of which are symbolized by the flag.