A royal decree was issued today, the text of which is as follows:
Number: A / 303
Date: 9/8/1444 AH
With the help of God Almighty
We are Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
After reviewing the Basic Law of Governance, issued by Royal Decree No. (A / 90) dated 8/27/1412 AH.
And after reviewing the flag system for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, issued by Royal Decree No. (M / 3) on 2/10/1393 AH.
And based on the value of the national flag extending throughout the history of the Saudi state since its founding in 1139 AH corresponding to 1727 AD, which symbolizes the testimony of monotheism that mediates it the message of peace and Islam on which this blessed state was based, and the sword symbolizes strength, dignity, the height of wisdom and status, and for nearly three centuries this was The flag is a witness to the country’s unification campaigns waged by the Saudi state, and the citizens of this country took from it a banner of pride, lofty and undisturbed, out of belief in the great importance of the flag as a manifestation of the state, its strength and sovereignty, and a symbol of cohesion, coalition and national unity.
Whereas, the 27th of Dhu al-Hijjah 1355 AH corresponding to March 11, 1937 CE, is the day when King Abdulaziz – may God rest his soul in peace – endorsed the flag in the form that we see today fluttering with its great connotations that refer to monotheism, justice, strength, development and prosperity.
We commanded what is to come:
First: The 11th of March of each year will be a special day for science, under the name “Science Day”.
Second: Our matter shall be communicated to the competent authorities for approval and implementation.
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
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