Why is National Day celebrated in Kuwait?
Kuwait celebrates National Day on the 25th February every year. This marks the ascension of Sheikh Abdullah Al – Salem Al – Sabah to the throne in 1950. National Day is a public holiday in Kuwait.
National Day celebrations
National Day is commonly celebrated by people gathering in public areas to enjoy food, drinks and entertainment, often firework displays. The Kuwaiti flag is the most important symbol of National Day, with public streets decorated in the flags colours of white, red, black and green. Each colour of the flag represents a part of the country’s history.
As part of the 2019 National Day celebrations, Kuwait registered a world record for the longest flag. Over 4,000 students paraded with a 2,019 metre long Kuwaiti flag with the feat being officially recognized by the Guinness World Records.
Interesting Facts About Kuwait
- Kuwait was established as a small fishing village; with the passage of time Kuwait became a major trading post and boat-building centre.
- Kuwait currently has a population of 4.3 million people, ranking 129th in the world. Around 1.8 million are Kuwaiti citizens, the remaining 3 million citizens being made of up of foreign nationals that come from over 100 different countries!
- The Kuwaiti Dinar is the most “valuable” currency in the world. The Kuwaiti Dinar (KD) is the currency with the highest value per base unit, with 1 KD equalling US$3.27.
- Kuwait City, the capital of Kuwait, is located at the heart of the country on the south shore of Kuwait Bay on the Persian Gulf
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