Qatar’s National Day is the national Commemoration of Qatar’s unification in 1878. On 21st july 2007, the crown prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani declared 18th Dec as a national holiday. 18th Dec is also known as Founders Day.
The day is celebrated with great pomp and show. Many events are organised at various locations to celebrate National Day. National Day parade and the fireworks at Corniche are the biggest attractions.
This year too Qatar Government has organised many events , campaigns and cultural shows in association with many communities . Darb Al saai events have started at Al sadd grounds on 12th Dec and will continue till 20th Dec.
The Education City mosque gives an opportunity for visitors to learn the secrets and beauty of Arabic calligraphy and construct a minaretein building with Legos.
Police College have also set up a tent, which will include the Worlds Largest Football in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record and visitors can help make the 33,500 coloured wooden piece model. The model will be unveiled on the last day of National Day celebrations.
Children will also have the opportunity to participate in various police and military training and self-defense activities which are aimed at developing self-confidence and physical fitness.
There are many more activities and stalls set-up by various government departments.
The activities will also include art competitions and workshops for children, an exhibition of classic cars, art exhibitions, traditional Qatari dances and cultural shows, among others.
Ministry of Interior has lined up interesting events for expats at various venues:
Over 7,200 students and 1,500 teachers and support staff from 18 Asian schools will join the mega cultural fiesta at Lusail sports Arena.
A mega international cricket tournament with participation of famous cricket players from India, Pakistan, Sri Lankan and Bangladesh.
Indian, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi and Nepali community teams and artistes will display their cultural performances and cultural thematic shows at Asian Town along with musical performances of orchestra team.
This year, the national day is going to be even more vibrant than ever.
Enjoy the festivities and Jiyo Bindaas…