saudi flagThe Saudi Minister of Education, Prince Faisal Bin Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Saud issued an announcement to all schools directing them to celebrate the 83rd Saudi National Day on Tuesday and Wednesday, 18 and 19 September, reported Akhbaar24.

The directive is for all elementary, middle, and high schools in the kingdom. In the statement, Prince Faisal advised schools to form committees to plan and execute the celebrations and that the national day celebration committee is be led by the principal of the school encompassing all school staff.

The Saudi national day falls on 23 September, and as per a royal decree announced on Monday, 22 and 23 September have been declared as holidays for schools.

The minister’s statement also included that police patrols have been requested to give presentations at schools to educate students and teachers about the importance of national security and the role of Saudi citizens in achieving it.