Kuwait to celebrate National Day and Liberation Day on Feb 25 and 26
Bellevision Media Network
Kuwait, 24 Feb 2013: Kuwait is all geared up for the National Day and Liberation Day celebrations which fall on 25 and 26 February, 2013 respectively.
25th February will be the 52nd Anniversary of the Independence Day from the British Rule in the state of Kuwait, while 26th February signifies the Liberation of Kuwait from the Gulf invasion of 1991 which was led by Saddam Hussein.
Every year Kuwait celebrates National Days in February with many recreational activities. These two days are holidays in Kuwait and therefore most of the families try to take advantage of that and visit each other on that day. Some, however, prefer to stay at home and celebrate the special occasion of National Day at Kuwait with their family members. However, maximum crowds can be seen on the roads of the city with flags in their hands. Places like the Messila Beach in Kuwait, Al-Sha’ab Leisure Park in Kuwait, Green Island in Kuwait become crowded with people, both kids and elders alike. Public meetings and get-togethers are organized in various places.
All the public buildings and the famous spots of sightseeing in Kuwait are decorated with lights. Nowadays, the famous hotel chains present in Kuwait decorate their buildings with light in the colors of Kuwaiti national flag. As the sun sets, the sky is illuminated with varieties of fireworks.
The Kuwait Oil Company is one of the largest oil companies in the world. Kuwait’s economy is heavily dependent on this particular state-run organization and it is the backbone of Kuwait’s economy. An oil town was set up in Ahmadi for the people to stay, who work at KOC. Offices, hospital, shopping complex, banks etc are all there in the Town.
The appearance of the town is like a typical British town with thousands of trees lining the streets with beautiful big villas. Every year the "Festival of Light" takes place here to commemorate the National and Liberation Day. The entire Ahmadi area, including streets, parks, offices, trees, churches and houses are beautifully decorated with lights. Firework displays takes place in the evening.