Saudi Arabia has introduced new laws allowing Muslim citizens to take part in religious festivals and events, even if they are not Muslims.
The move comes after the kingdom’s King Salman signed a law on Sunday allowing people to observe their own festivals and religious festivals without facing punishment, such as fines or forced conversions.
The new laws have been approved by the Council of Islamic Scholars (CIS) in a vote which took place in late June.
They do not have the force of law.
Under the new rules, people who can legally perform religious rites, rituals and religious ceremonies must wear headscarves and face the eyes of a religious authority.
The Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, also issued a decree in July allowing Muslims to take parts in sports activities and festivals without being considered a cult.