Hareed Festival: A window into the heart of the Farasan Islands

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Mon, 2024-05-06 13:23

Riyadh: The Farasan Islands, a string of coral islands nestled 40 km off the coast of Jazan in the Red Sea, have been abuzz with activity recently as they hosted the 20th Hareed Festival.

This vibrant annual event celebrates the arrival of parrotfish, also called hareed, in the islands’ shallow waters, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.

The islanders have cherished this event for generations, transforming it into a social gathering that goes well beyond the arrival of the fish.

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