Ahead of Bahrain’s National Day on 16 December, festivities have started gathering pace all over the Kingdom.
Several unique initiatives have been undertaken to make the National Day celebrations vibrant and promote the rich cultural persist of the country.
Bahrain National Day coincides with the day that former ruler Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa ascended to the throne in 1961.
The celebration marks the Kingdom gaining independence from the British rule and the signing of a friendship treaty that ended the previous agreement between the two sides. The move also follows a referendum in which “the overwhelming majority of the people of Bahrain wished to gain recognition of their identity in a fully independent and sovereign State free to decide for itself its relations with other States,” according to the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General on the consultation.
Celebrations include fireworks displays, cultural shows, contests, exhibitions and much more. As in the previous years, Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) has announced a slew of activities both on and off the track. Maximum Thrills at BIC set to be a major part of the family entertainment from December 13 to 16 are the extreme acts. They include a High Dive Group, a Pirate Show, the Stannage International Stunt Team and the dynamic duo of Terry Grant and Lee Bowers.
The National Day celebrations will feature four straight days of fun and enjoyment, while it will also include some racing action in the FIA WEC Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain, which will be open to the public on December 13 and 14.
Tickets are just BD1 per person per day. They can be purchased at the gate, online at BIC’s official website www.bahraingp.com, by calling the BIC Hotline on +973- 17450000 or at the BIC stand at City Centre Bahrain. The extreme acts will be wowing the crowds as each will be showcasing their unique brand of entertainment.