Annually, on September 23rd, Saudi Arabia celebrates the day it unified kingdoms of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by royal decree from King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud in 1932.
It was only in 2005 that the day became a national holiday, as appointed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and is today a day for celebrating the achievements, culture and heritage of the country.
Since 2017, the women of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia have seen some major changes taking place in their favor – from taking up senior and important positions in politics and across a number of industries, to having the freedom to drive, travel alone and become noted sportswomen in international arenas under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 scheme, Saudi National Day is just as much about celebrating Saudi women and the way they are changing the age-old gender biased narratives and paving the way for future generations of Saudi women.
Here are some important Saudi women you should be following this national day…
Source: Cosmo Politian