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Saudis welcome snowfall with traditional dance

Riyadh: Tabuk, a city in the northwestern part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, welcomed the first snowfall of the year by performing Aldaha, a traditional dance that is widely disseminated on social media.

The video shows people in the Tabook region celebrating snowfall in their own way. Some people performed the famous northern traditional dance to celebrate the snow that covered the slopes of Jabal Allows after the snow waves that hit the country. ..

In the video, many men stand side by side, applauding and singing traditional songs. One of them conducted the Al Dahha dance as usual and danced among the performers. In the old days, tribes were in the crowd.

An official spokesman for Hussein Alcatani of the National Meteorological Center said the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recorded a low temperature of 1 degree below 0 degrees Celsius in the current first cold wave of the first quarter of winter. As a result, it snowed in the mountainous areas of the Tabook region, and it was expected that the low temperature would continue in winter.

Jabal Al-Lawz is one of the mountain ranges near the Jordanian border in the Tabuk region, about 200 km northwest of the city of Tabuk in northwestern Saudi Arabia. It is called Jabal Al-Lawz because the almond tree is called Lawz in Arabic.

People have flocked to Jabal Alllows since January 1, when it began to snow in many areas.

Last year, a snow-covered section of a city in the northern part of the kingdom. Saudi Arabia saw so much snow in 2018, when residents and visitors enjoyed snow sports such as sledding and snowball fighting.

History of traditional Alder Hadance

The history of traditional Aldah dance dates back to a distant era, as it was adopted in ancient times to scare and drive away enemies during the war until they were known as horror dance, and to signify their defeat. And celebrate the victory.

Traditional Daha dance continued to express joy. Men have their own rules and methods of gathering in one or two rows to applaud and sing, while men dance in front of them with a sword or stick called “Alhashi”. “

The barking of the participating men is very similar to the roar of a lion or a camel, but this dance is a unique combination of poetry, drama and war dance.

It is a kind of folklore that Bedouin tribes and clans have been famous for hundreds of years in Jordan, Syria, Iraq, the Badia region of Palestine, and the Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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