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Riyadh Spring Festival with 1.4 million flowers attracts 150,000 visitors

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(Riyadh-AlummahWorld, Jumada Al-Akhir 11, 1437, March 20, 2016) Thousands of local and foreign tourists visiting the Riyadh Spring Festival inaugurated by Riyadh Mayor Ibrahim bin Mohammed Sultan on Monday, March 14th. Enjoying color full flowers, Saudi and non Saudi visitors from countries such as Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, USA expressed great pleasure.


According to Eye of Riyadh news site,  more than 150,000 people have visited the Riyadh Spring Festival during its first two days.



The venues of the show are Al-Bijairi Quarter in Al-Diraiyyah and Al-Jazirah District at Exit 16. A collection of 1.4 million flowers of 10 different varieties were designed and decorated to give visitors a cozy and natural environment.


The mayor said the major goal of the festival is to provide an opportunity for families to spend their leisure time happily. It also depicts the natural resources available at this time of the year in the Kingdom. 


Awareness programs of the festival include activities aimed at spreading a culture of loving and caring for trees.


He pointed out that a special carpet has been made here in dedication to the soldiers who are guarding the country in the south. “These soldiers deserve this tribute because of their sacrifices made in the field,” the mayor said, urging people to pray for them to continue their work successfully in guarding the nation.


The festival mainly focuses on displaying an array of flowers, ornamental plants, gardens, designing and landscaping, and landscape architecture through the participation of specialized authorities and companies which are presenting their expertise in the relevant fields.



The Riyadh Spring Festival (RSF) that kicked off Thursday at King Abdullah Malaz Park for the first time has charmed visitors with its colorful flower show and the latest landscaping arts on display.


The 10-day festival is being organized by the Riyadh Municipality during the mid-semester break of Saudi schools Kingdom-wide. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) and its partners have lined up major festivals in various regions for promoting domestic tourism during the period.