Today is Saudi National Day, the anniversary of the beginning of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932. On this day people all over the country honor King Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia’s founder.
This year’s Doodle for Saudi Arabia’s National Day features it’s first-ever stamp. The first stamp dates back 1934, two years after the country’s founding. There is a lot of history to appreciate in Saudi Arabia, and National Day is a day for Saudis and their descendants return to the B.C. era, to do festive folk dances and listen to Arabian music, and to eat traditional foods like lamb, rice, and wheat. In the metropolitan capital city of Riyadh, skyscrapers will be lit green in celebration.
Happy National Day, Saudi Arabia!