16 C
Doha
Friday, January 21, 2022

PHOTO: Happy 42nd Independence Day Qatar

-

On this day (Sept. 3) in 1971, Qatar gained its independence from Britain. It used to be celebrated as a national holiday, until the government decreed in 2007 that Dec. 18 would be marked annually instead.

The new National Day represents a more symbolic moment in history for Qatar – it is the day in 1878 that Sheikh Jassim Bin Mohammad Bin Thani succeeded his father as leader of the tribes of Qatar.

Though today is no longer an official holiday, well-wishes have been circulating Twitter nonetheless. Here’s some footage of the declaration.

Happy 42nd Independence Day, Qatar! Thoughts?

Credit: Photo by Sorin Furcoi

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Articles

- Advertisment -

Most Read

Inflation in Qatar reaches record high

0
The Gulf nation's inflation rate has spiked in the last years, and it could be attributed to the challenges imposed by the global pandemic.  Qatar's...

Subscribe to Doha News below!

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.