Qatar National Day | History, Events & Activities

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 11 October 2023 Last update: Monday، 18 December 2023
Qatar National Day | History, Events & Activities

Qatar National Day is a significant part of how the country has thrived and grown. This special occasion brings together people from all walks of life to showcase their rich culture and heritage and serves as a day when Qataris come together to express their love and pride for their country and to celebrate the values of unity, peace, and independence that define their nation.

Qatar National Day is a momentous occasion that holds great significance for the people of Qatar and is an integral part of the country's cultural fabric.

When is Qatar National Day celebrated?

Qatar National Day is celebrated on the 18th of December every year and is an official public holiday. Schools, businesses, and government offices remain closed to allow all Qataris to participate in the festivities held across the country.

Qatar National Day | History, Events & Activities

Qatar National Day history and significance

Qatar National Day marks the ascent of Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani to the leadership of the country. He took over as Qatar's leader in 1878 after his father's death. This marked the beginning of a new era of unity and independence for Qatar. 

Sheikh Jassim, who is considered the founder of the State of Qatar and ruled the country from 1878 to 1913, was known for his political and military acumen. He is widely respected as a national hero, and his legacy is celebrated annually on Qatar National Day.

Qatar National Day | History, Events & Activities

Oman National Day events and activities

All regions of Qatar witness a lot of fun activities during this glorious Qatari National Day.

The national day is usually marked by a military parade, which showcases the country's armed forces and highlights their role in protecting the nation's sovereignty. 

There is an air show and a navy show for the public to enjoy on this day in the morning. These displays are performed by members of the Air Force and Navy. 

One of the most popular attractions of the day is the spectacular firework displays at the Doha Corniche, along with music and lighting. The fireworks also take place in other locations within the country, so people can choose the spots as per their preferences. 

Qataris also enjoy music and dance performances, sports competitions, and demonstrations of traditional skills such as weaving and pottery.

Moreover, several Qataris decorate their homes and vehicles with the national flag or the colors of the national flag.

Qatar National Day | History, Events & Activities

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