There is a celebration planned in Al Khobar:
SAUDI ARABIA NATIONAL DAY اليوم الوطني السعودي
ALL SAUDI ARABIA LOVERS
Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 12:00am
Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 12:00pm
The below article was written last year on the commemoration of National Day. Note that it mentions the assassination of King Faisal. It was MANY years ago that I got on a plane to travel to the Middle East. My plane was delayed in LA so I had to stay overnight in London. It was there I went down to the coffee shop and heard that King Faisal had been assassinated. In September of 1975 I moved to Riyadh............then in 1976 to Dammam. And so the story goes.............
Happy Birthday Saudi Arabia!!!!
Saudi Arabia National Day
National Day in Saudi Arabia is September 23, marking the unification of the country by King Abdul Aziz in 1932. Last year was the first year the date was celebrated as a holiday. In an op-ed marking that event Khaled Almaenna, Arab News Editor-in-Chief wrote a personal reflection on the meaning of the day.
King Fahd suffered a stroke in November 1995. From 1997, Crown Prince Abdullah took on much of the day-to-day responsibilities of running the government. Upon King Fahd’s death on August 1, 2005, Abdullah assumed the throne as King. Prince Sultan, Minister of Defense and Aviation, became Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister.