Saudi Arabia prepares the atmosphere to celebrate Christmas
The US magazine “The National News” revealed that the Saudi authorities are preparing the atmosphere to celebrate the Christmas holiday, “New Year’s Day.”
In Riyadh, the “Winter Wonderland” amusement park has installed festive booths with a festive atmosphere to prepare for Christmas, including a sparkling reindeer, a giant gingerbread house, and other sights showing Saudi Arabia’s support.
The article cited the Saudi government as having allowed the culture of celebrating Christmas more freely on the streets of the kingdom. In addition, it hosts parties inside residential complexes. This is the third year that Riyadh allows displaying Christmas decorations and the atmosphere of celebration in shopping centers, restaurants, and cafes.
In Saudi Arabia, even supermarkets are marketing Christmas trees publicly, despite the fact that they did not recognize non-Muslim celebrations before Muhammad bin Salman took over the throne. Laws related to decorating for religious holidays changed in 2020, however, and it is now permissible for non-Muslims to celebrate religious holidays. Muslims.
A recent report by the US New York Times also said that birthday parties are now being held openly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It noted that this would not have been possible had it not been for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s mitigation of religious manifestations in the conservative country.