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Saudi set to enter Guinness Book for largest flag

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Saudi Arabia is set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of fireworks and the biggest national flag during celebrations of the 88th National Day, according to Saudi Gazette.

The General Entertainment Authority launched the National Day Calendar that showcases a wide variety of programmes and events, which will begin on September 19 and end with the National Day on September 23.

More than 900,000 fireworks will light up the sky simultaneously from over 58 sites across the kingdom.

This stunning display, using the largest amount of fireworks, will be the biggest such show in the world, breaking the world record. As many as 300 drones will take part in the laser show creating the largest national flag with a length of 400 metres and width of 350m.

A circus, National Carnival, the ‘Story of Glory’ are some of the events scheduled to take place in Riyadh. Cultural and sport events, heritage festivals, folklore and art shows, music concerts and poetry evenings, staging of national operetta and patriotic songs, display of documentary films, and productive families' fair are among the events to be held in various regions of the kingdom. More details of the events can be had from the site

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