Then and Now: Bahrain National Day Celebrations

Commonly referred to as the “Pearl of the Gulf,” Bahrain commemorated over 6,000 years of history.

Bahrain usually celebrates the occasion with an array of cultural events that includes art, music and historical heritage. This is in addition to the adornment of red and white colors on buildings, numerous flags in the streets and car parades.

Today, Bahrain’s National Day celebrations usually begin with a dazzling display of fireworks that light up the skies over the Kingdom. Closer to the date, the residents’ patriotic fervor will be on full display with national flags flying high across several locations. Roads, trees and buildings will be beautifully decorated with hues of red and white, while landmark sites will be lit up to mark the occasion.

National Day celebration, December 1975

National Day celebration, recent years