Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Date Festival

A seventy five days long Date festival,which is a big event in Saudi Arabia is on.Dates from all over the country are displayed at this event.More than 45 varieties of dates are brought in by farmers within the country.This year this event is held in a place called Buraidah.
The marketplace usually is full to capacity,accommodating 20.000 trucks and cold storage vehicles.Prices of dates varies according to their quality. People from all over the country and even from the neighbouring Gulf countries attend this event. Saudi Arabians can speak with pride of their palm trees, as they top the world with  the highest number of trees.

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