National Days
hhRepublic of Sudan
01 January

The Sudanese commemorate the anniversary of independence and the evacuation of British colonialists from their land on 1 January, as they recall their struggle against and suffering from colonialism, leading to their gaining independence.

hhState of Libya
24 December

On 24 December every year, Libyans commemorate the anniversary of their country's independence, which dates back to the momentous declaration made by Prince Idris Al-Senussi, marking a significant milestone in Libyan history.
hhState of Kuwait
25 February

The 25th of February holds a special significance as the anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom, while the following day, the 26th of February, marks the liberation anniversary in Kuwait.

Kuwait had acquired independence from the United Kingdom on 19 June 1961, however, the date of Prince Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah's ascension to the throne, which occurs on 25 February was chosen to celebrate Independence Day.

hhRepublic of Tunisia
20 March

On 20 March every year, Tunisians commemorate their independence from the French colonial power, reflecting upon the immense sacrifices and struggles that led to the realisation of their national aspirations. This significant day is marked by various activities, including waving national flags in the street, holding folkloric celebrations, visiting museums housing important documents about independence, in addition to the screening of documentaries that vividly portray the final moments of the colonial occupation as well as the first moments of freedom and independence.
hhArab Republic of Syria
17 April
hhRepublic of Yemen
22 May

The declaration of Yemeni unity between the Arab Republic of Yemen and the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen marked the establishment of a new political entity, namely, the Republic of Yemen, on 22 May.
hhHashemite Kingdom of Jordan
25 May

This day holds a significant place in the hearts of the Jordanian people as it commemorates their national independence day, symbolising their liberation from British occupation in 1946. On this day, Jordanians reflect upon the noble values of sacrifice, patriotism, and loyalty to their beloved homeland. It is a national holiday observed by all government institutions in the country.
hhRepublic of Djibouti
27 June

Every year on 27 June, the people of Djibouti commemorate their country's independence, which was achieved in June 1977, marking a significant milestone in the history of the Republic.
hhDemocratic Republic of Somalia
01 July

The Somali people celebrate a momentous occasion on the first day of July every year, commemorating the independence of the southern regions from Italian colonial rule in 1960, as well as the unification of the southern and northern parts of the country on the same day, following a prolonged struggle against European colonialism that had deeply affected the citizens for many years.
hhUnion of the Comoros
06 July

The Comoros designates 6 July as the National Day, a day of great significance, marking the country's liberation from French colonialism in 1975. On this occasion, festivities and political speeches take place, alongside a presidential address that highlights the historical importance of this momentous day.
hhArab Republic of Egypt
23 July

Egypt celebrates its national day on 23 July, commemorating the historic revolution led by the Free Officers in 1952. This revolution culminated in the expulsion of the British colonial forces from Egypt, effectively securing the country's independence and inspiring national liberation movements worldwide.

In 1952, the Egyptian army took action to compel King Farouk to abdicate the throne and transfer power to his son Ahmed Fouad II. Subsequently, the Free Officers Movement declared the end of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic in 1953. The new government prioritised social justice, education, and industrialisation, while actively assuming a leading regional role in combating colonialism and championing the right of peoples to self-determination. This stance was exemplified through Egypt's .

hhKingdom of Morocco
30 July

Morocco celebrates the glorious Throne Day on 30 July each year, marking the ascension of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to the throne of his blessed predecessors in 1999. This day represents an important occasion for the renewal of the rituals of allegiance and loyalty between the king and the people, which carry significant legal and symbolic connotations for Moroccan national identity.

The day is marked by several official and popular ceremonies, including a speech by His Majesty the King, in which he assesses the Kingdom's domestic and foreign policies and highlights the achievements and developmental projects accomplished at various levels. The speech also provides directives for charting the course of the country's future development.

hhKingdom of Saudi Arabia
23 September

Annually, the Saudi people commemorate the unification of the lands of Najd and Hijaz under the name of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This significant occasion is celebrated by decorating the streets and holding ceremonies, including scout celebrations in the city of Najran, under the watchful guidance of representatives of the king.

hhPeople's Democratic Republic of Algeria
01 November

On 1 November 1954, the Algerian people embarked on a war of liberation against French colonialism, following France's persistent occupation of Algeria, its refusal to withdraw, and its perpetration of massacres against the Algerian people. This significant event in Algerian history is commemorated every year as National Day.
hhState of Palestine
15 November

The Palestinian people commemorate the anniversary of the declaration of their state, known as Palestinian Independence Day, on 15 November every year. This significant day marks the declaration of independence from Israel and is observed as an official holiday in Palestine.

hhSultanate of Oman
18 November

On 18 November every year, the Sultanate of Oman celebrates its National Day, which coincides with the birthday of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. This day is a source of great pride and honour for all Omani citizens, who express their deep gratitude, love, and loyalty to the builder of modern Oman's renaissance. 
hhRepublic of Lebanon
22 November

22 November is a significant commemoration in Lebanon, as it marks the day when the national independence government, led by President Bechara El-Khoury and Prime Minister Riad El-Solh, secured the release of the two leaders from detention on the morning of 22 November 1943. This event paved the way for France to grant Lebanon full independence, marking a critical milestone in the country's history.


hhIslamic Republic of Mauritania
28 November

On 28 November of each year, Mauritanians commemorate the anniversary of independence, recalling memories of the resistance against French colonialism and the withdrawal of French forces from Mauritania.
hhUnited Arab Emirates
02 December
Since its establishment on 2 December 1971, the United Arab Emirates has made significant strides in sustainable development across various political, economic, cultural, and social domains, including the empowerment of women. It topped the list of countries offering aid to other nations in relation to its GDP.
hhKingdom of Bahrain
16 December

The Kingdom of Bahrain celebrates its national day on 16 December every year, marking the establishment of the modern Bahrain during the era of its founder, Ahmed Al-Fateh, as an Arab and Muslim country in 1783 AD. The day also coincides with the anniversary of His Majesty the King assuming the reins of power. 
hhState of Qatar
18 December

The State of Qatar celebrates its national day on 18 December every year, marking the anniversary of its founding by Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani on 18 December 1878. The occasion is celebrated as an official holiday.

hhRepublic of Iraq
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