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Commemorative stamps with Bahraini pearls

Bahrain celebrated its 52nd national day in style, endorsing its rich heritage and cultural legacy through commemorative stamps. The unveiling of a set of four stamps by the Bahrain Post at the Transportation and Telecommunication Ministry, in coordination with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA), marked a significant moment in the kingdom’s national day celebrations. These stamps that shed light on Bahrain’s heritage coincide with Bahrain’s national days and the anniversary of His Majesty the King’s accession to the throne (December 16 and 17). Featuring the renowned Bahraini pearls, these stamps not only served as a testament to Bahrain’s historical importance but also highlighted its enduring significance in the modern era, adding an elegant touch to the festivities. The stamps are offered in all postal branches at a price of BD2, and the price of the first day’s stamp envelope is BD2.5.

Bahrain has announced the postponement of the national day celebrations following the demise of Kuwait Amir Shaikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah on Saturday December 16. Celebrations are set to resume on Monday, December 19 after a three-day mourning. Spectacular display of fireworks, cultural events, and festivities are lined up, as the island continues to celebrate its spirit of unity and pride with citizens and residents gathering to honour their nation’s rich heritage and achievements. All activities of the Heritage Village, the Bahrain Festival City and Muharraq Nights are also due after the official mourning period.

The fireworks display, set to be held at the Bahrain International Circuit will be held on Friday, December 22.

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A dazzling firework display at Water Garden City is also on the plans while the festivities will continue at the Muharraq Night Festival which will transform the historic Pearling Path in Muharraq into a vibrant cultural carnival. For 10 consecutive days, the streets of Muharraq came alive with art exhibitions, musical performances, markets, tasting experiences, and workshops, offering a diverse and immersive experience for all attendees.

Festival City at Water Garden City will also play host to a unique outdoor carnival, featuring rides, live performances, and entertainment that delighted visitors of all ages. The event will provide a lively and engaging atmosphere, showcasing the spirit of joy and celebration that defined the national day.

Additionally, the Farmers Market National Day Festival at Salmabad offered a glimpse into traditional Bahraini culture, with local produce, crafts, food, and activities that immersed attendees in the vibrant heritage of the island.

The celebrations served as a powerful reminder of Bahrain’s unity, resilience, and cultural richness. The events brought people together in a spirit of camaraderie, fostering a sense of national pride and identity.

Marking the occasion and the accompanying national events, BIC, the “Home of Motorsport in the Middle East” also hosted a packed weekend full of excitement for the public, besides the spectacular firework display. The Beyon Speed Weekend at the Sakhir circuit featured two international race series: the second round of the 2023–2024 Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East (PCCME) season and the first-ever round of the all-new Formula 4 Saudi Arabia Trophy.

Meanwhile, BIC held a special gathering for its employees as part of its celebrations. The circuit’s team members were treated to a meal as well as music by a traditional Bahrain band.

Bahrain International Airport held a celebration on the occasion of Bahrain’s celebration of its national days.

The celebration featured a performance by a Bahraini musical band that played national songs that reflected the kingdom’s heritage and history. Travelers were received with a warm welcome from airport staff and greeted with Bahraini hospitality treats.

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