Festivals in Riyadh

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 My tenth graders invited me to attend the annual Janadriyah Festivals in Riyadh.  I have spent the past three years in this fascinating city and I never actually had the opportunity to go to this cultural event, until now.  Two other teachers and I paraded the streets with a half a dozen girls, giggling like children and purchasing rise wreathed necklaces, homemade Saudi grape leaves (similar to Syrian style) and traditional head dressings, pictured above. 

I was not able to take more photos because it was extremely crowded and I didn't want to be disrespectful, but I intend to, God-willing, update this post with more details and better writing. 

 

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