History of Souk Okaz Festival:
Souk Okaz was a seasonal marketplace which operated for 2 weeks each twelvemonth during the calendar month of Dhu al-Qi’dah. It was active from to a greater extent than or less 542-726 CE. Souk Okaz is ane of the unique tourism finish inward the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in addition to it is considered equally ane of the virtually of import tourism tributary. Souk Okaz was an authentic historical finish that is known to hold upward held inward the by inward the same house alongside the same name. Many tourists plough upward to the kingdom to sense the traditional in addition to historical festival of Arabian by from all over the World.
Souq Okaz was likewise a house of declaring of war, reconciliation, ending hostilities, adjudicating merchandise disputes in addition to a house for announcing alliances betwixt Arab tribes, researcher said.
Each twelvemonth Souk Okaz offers twelve awards for diverse contests inward the Arab World. They include, the Okaz International Poetry Award for Standard Standard Arabic linguistic communication verse (Okaz Poet), Okaz International Handicraft Award, Okaz Creativity Award, Okaz Photography Award, Young Okaz Poet Award, Okaz Folklore Art Award, Okaz Children Folk Art Award, Okaz Theatrics in addition to Creativity Award, Okaz Fine Arts Award, in addition to Okaz Entrepreneurship Award. The full release of prizes in addition to competitions amounts to SR 2.2 Million every year