The National Center for Palms and Dates, in collaboration with the Al-Qassim region’s Ministry of Environment branch, and the Emirate of Al-Qassim region, officially began the Buraidah Dates Festival on Monday morning.
The festival began with the largest agricultural carnival of its kind in the world, which lasts 30 days, in the city of dates in Buraidah.
The festival seeks to increase the marketing scope of the region’s dates, attract purchasing power, expand its circle, prepare it for the consumer and investor, and export it inside and outside the Kingdom.
It is noteworthy that the prices of dates are within the reach of everyone, amid an ideal buying and selling movement, with the market witnessing a diversity of dates, which are estimated at more than 45 types.
The festival also attracts, every year, shoppers and traders of dates from the Arab Gulf countries, and attracts prominent attention from the various segments of society.
The festival is considered one of the most important economic destinations for young people in the date trade and inspires them.
It is also considered an appropriate gateway for those looking for a trade, amid a series of cultural, awareness, social, and entertainment programs,
More than 4,000 young men and girls and some productive families and craftsmen participate in the festival.