Saudi National Day: How was the unification of Najd and Hejaz and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was born?

September 21, 2022


In 2005, the late Saudi monarch, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, approved the 23rd of September of each year as a national day for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which became an official holiday for the state. What is the story of this day?

The Encyclopedia Britannica says that Saudi history correctly begins on September 23, 1932 when, by royal decree, the Hejaz, Najd and its annexes were unified under the name of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Britannica adds that the main direct effect of this step was to strengthen the unity of the kingdom and reduce the possibility of the secession of the Hejaz, while the name emphasized the central role of the royal family in the establishment of the kingdom.

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But to reach that day in 1932, the Saudi state made a great path in the path of history and in several stages.