Bahrain National Day
Back in 1971, the island nation of Bahrain ceased to be a British protectorate and was declared an independent emirate. This independence is celebrated each year on National Day with festive events including parades, marches, speeches and fireworks throughout the island. An annual statement is also presented on National Day, by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to honour the state of the emirate.
Date: 16 December 2011