Ithra Offers New Experience this ‘Id
Explore “Hajj Routes” starting from July 21, the second day of ‘Id, until July 24, 2021.
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) plans to celebrate ‘Id al-Adha under the theme “Hajj Routes,” starting from July 21, the second day of ‘Id, until July 24, 2021. Ithra will offer a variety of activities designed for families and will focus on the routes that pilgrims traditionally traveled to reach the holy cities. The activities will also look at the traditions surrounding the arrival of the pilgrims, in addition to highlighting selected Hajj rituals, such as Zamzam water and the journey of the Ka‘bah Kiswa to Makkah.
Events include a parade that that will weave through Ithra, which evokes the traditional journey of the Ka‘bah Kiswa from Egypt to Makkah. Artwork will show photos and videos that document the development phases of Hajj and Makkah in creative ways.
The “Science Secrets” program at the Energy Exhibit will present enriching experiences to visitors as they take on various challenges through multiple activities that highlight scientific discoveries in sound and navigation.
“The Last Journey” (Alghatrousha), a fun and suspense-filled play that carries valuable messages, will be presented to adults and children. The play will inspire our young pioneers by presenting creatively designed programs that explore the diversity of folklore in different countries, as well as highlight the traditions surrounding the arrival of pilgrims. The play will also highlight how pilgrims are celebrated and received by their families, as well as how they share their joy upon completing the pilgrimage.