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Qatar Readies Itself For National Day Celebration Amid Crisis

Qatar is getting ready for its National Day celebrations which will start on December 9 with the theme ‘Promise of Prosperity and Glory’ at Darb Al Saai.

The ten day celebrations will project the patriotism and solidarity of the people of Qatar for its leadership, in spite of the blockade, said HE Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, head of the National Day organizing committee , during a press conference held at the Qatar National Theater, yesterday.

“This year celebrations come as Qatar is under siege imposed by some countries, which makes this year’s celebrations more unique. Qataris proved that they are united and standing behind their Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, and this unity the real vision behind the Qatar National Day celebrations,” he said.

“Since we started to celebrate it in 2008, the vision of Qatar National Day is to enhance loyalty, unity and pride of national identity,” he added.

The aim of the event will be consolidate the loyalty between the people and the leader, enhancing the sovereignty and cohesion between the citizens and residents of Qatar.

He urged people to take part in the celebration and create new ideas to showcase Qatari tradition and heritage as well as the vision of the Qatar National Day.

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“We want to embody the vision of Qatar National Day through activities and celebration and that is why we are keen to choose only activities which can impact and give people the real feel of patriotism, loyalty, unity, and solidarity,” he said.

On the events aspirations of the National Day committee, the minister said they aspire for it to have an impact on the behaviour and personality which serves the country and helps its development. It also aspires to highlight the national icons in the different political, cultural, economic, and social fields, led by Founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani.

The motto of the National Day is inspired by a Quote of the Emir, which translates into ‘Promise of Prosperity and Glory’.

The committee also used one of Founder’s poem verses to be an inspiration to the Qatari population.

It should be noted that the celebrations were called off last year to show solidarity with the people of Aleppo. It was marked with a massive fund-raising campaign at Darb El Saai to support the Syrians in the besieged city of Aleppo.

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