National Day ‑ Bahrain
|Event Name||National Day - Bahrain|
|Start Date||16th Dec 2017 12:00am|
Although 14 August is the actual date on which Bahrain gained its independence from the British, the state does not celebrate or mark that date. Instead, the state annually celebrates 16 December as "National Day" to coincide with the day that former ruler Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa ascended to the throne. As such, 16 December is a national holiday and is usually celebrated with firework displays.