The History Behind Bahrain National Day

  • Publish date: Thursday، 15 December 2022
The History Behind Bahrain National Day

Bahrain National Day is celebrated on the 16th and 17th of December. After a long period of British rule, Bahrain gained independence in 1971. It marks the start of a prosperous and peaceful chapter in Bahrain's history. Read more about the History of Bahrain in this article.

When is Bahrain National Day Celebrated?

December 16th is the National Day of Bahrain, also known as the "Pearl of the Gulf." However, the celebrations for National day continue with two public holidays, the 16th and 17th of December. 

What is the History of Bahrain?

In the Persian Gulf, on an island, is the Kingdom of Bahrain. Bahrain is a stunning archipelago with 50 natural and 33 manmade islands. In the 1960s, the island, along with several other Arabian Gulf areas, was a British Protectorate.

The worldwide setting changed dramatically as a result of World War II, and Bahrain was no exception. Unease with British control had been heating up for a while which resulted in numerous protests. Bahrain was ultimately released from its status as a British Protectorate on August 15, 1971, when the two nations formally signed the agreement. Four months later, Britain left, and Bahrain gained independence.

The first to ascend the throne after Bahrain became independent was Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa. He was a monarch who was well-liked by his citizens and introduced a number of changes that improved the stability and economy of the nation. During the emir's 38-year rule, Bahrain developed to become the Arabian Gulf's financial center. People of Bahrain strongly believe it is after when the Emir came into rule on December 16th, 1971, Bahrain gained real independence. 

How is the National Day Celebrated in Bahrain?

All public institutions, companies, and schools are closed for two days. The kingdom marks the holiday with fireworks, laser shows, exhibitions, and cultural events. It also includes live musical performances by well-known Arabic and foreign singers will be included, along with children's activities and games, food, and drink stands, and other attractions.

The History Behind Bahrain National Day

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