Qatar National Day

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Fireworks celebration during Qatar National Day 2010

Qatar National Day (Al-Yaoum-al-Watani) is a national commemoration of Qatar's unification and independence and is celebrated on December 18 every year. The holiday was established by a June 21, 2007 decree of the Emir and Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.[1]

It is intended to maintain a knowledge and appreciation of Qatar's heritage, and to encourage pride among Qataris.


  1. ^ "December 18 is declared a national day". Gulf Times. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 

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