Sunday, March 26, 2017

Scenes from Yanbu Flower Festival

There have been times living in this country when I have complained that if it involves fun here in Saudi Arabia, then it is considered "haram" (which means forbidden).  Well, times have changed, and now there is even a Ministry of Entertainment.

Most of the people of Saudi Arabia are starved for events and entertainment, as is evident by the enormous turnout and support for the 11th annual Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival.


William Kendall said...

A beautiful event to come out and see.

Ch4 said...

As a country, I find that they struggle with the interpretation of the word 'haram' in the 21st century. If everything, including the simplest of acts of looking at flowers, is deemed forbidden merely because of the joy associated with it, well someone needs to rethink that definition.