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Food and Festivals in Saudi Arabia

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The delectable food of Saudi Arabia is served at all restaurants and hotels in the country. Street vendors and food courts can also be seen sprinkled across the most popular tourist destinations of Saudi Arabia.

Food and festivals in Saudi Arabia go hand in hand. We can see this from the fact that consumption of pork is not allowed and butchering of animals is governed by rituals.

We can also see the connection of food and festivals of Saudi Arabia in the month of Ramadan, when Muslims do not have food and liquids during the day. During this Saudi Arabian festival, Muslims practice self-control and dress in traditional dresses.

Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This festival of Saudi Arabia celebrates brotherhood and unity. It is a day when people forgive each other and foes become friends. People meet in large gatherings and greet each other with hugs, symbolizing their love, concern and friendship.


Eid ul-Adha is another popular festival in Saudi Arabia. The festival is celebrated to remember Prophet Ibrahim's great dedication to god and his readiness to sacrifice his son Ismael for him.

All people planning Saudi Arabia tours must not miss the lip smacking Arabic fare on offer here. You can also participate in the festivals to get a better feel of local culture.

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