Google Celebrates Kuwait National Day with a doodle

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Kuwait National Day

25 Feb 2024: Today’s Doodle celebrates National Day in Kuwait, a public holiday that commemorates the country’s independence.

Although Kuwait officially gained its nationhood on June 19, 1961, as it ended the British protectorate, the date for National Day was moved to the same day of Emir Al-Sabah’s coronation anniversary to honor his influence. The nation’s constitution and parliament were also established under the late Emir’s rule.

On National Day, Kuwaitis attend parades, concerts, family gatherings, and other festive events to celebrate. They also decorate their houses, cars, and streets with colorful lights, and host magnificent feasts with dishes like machboos, harees, and gers ogaily. Many historical sites such as the Kuwait National Museum and Abraj Al-Kuwait (Kuwait Towers) are also open to the public. Extravagant firework shows are held at night to end the celebrations, all while people wave the national flag high in the sky — just like in today’s artwork.

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In 1961, Kuwait gained independence, and Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah became the emperor. This event, celebrated as National Day, marked the end of British protection against the Turkish invasion. The Constitution of Kuwait, signed into law on November 11, 1962, stands as a testament to Kuwait’s commitment to democratic principles. Officially known as the ‘State of Kuwait,’ the country has emerged as a global economic and commercial hub. Boasting the world’s sixth-largest oil reserves, Kuwait ranks as the fifth richest country globally. The Emir’s dedication to development projects aims to enhance Kuwait’s global standing, attracting investments and fostering prosperity for its citizens.

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