Independence Day ‑ Kuwait

Event Name Independence Day - Kuwait
Start Date 25th Feb 2017 12:00am
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Duration N/A
Description Kuwait National Day is always celebrated on 25 February. This holiday marks the day when Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah ascended to the throne in 1950. Normally most countries celebrate their national day on the same date they gained independence. In Kuwait, this would have meant National Day would be on 19 June, marking the date of independence in 1961.

In fact, the first National Day holiday actually took place on this date in 1962. However, it was felt that the holiday should be moved due to the extreme heat in June, and so from 1963, the National Day was moved to 25 February, marking the date that the Sheikh who was in power at the time of independence, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah came to power in 1950.