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'This Is Bahrain' celebration to be held on December 15

Bahrain News
Wed, 08 Nov 2017

Manama: A celebration of Bahrain’s foundation, gaining membership in the United Nations and His Majesty King Hamad’s Accession to the Throne will be held next month.

Bahrain Federation of Expatriate Associations (BFEA) has announced the "This Is Bahrain" celebration will be held on December 15 under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad at the National Stadium Car Park in Riffa, from 4pm to 11pm.

The celebration marks the anniversary of the establishment of the modern state of Bahrain as an Arab and Muslim country in 1783 by its founder Ahmed Al Fateh, the 46th anniversary of its accession to the UN as a full member, and the 18th anniversary of The King’s accession to the throne.

“This Is Bahrain in Bahrain is the perfect opportunity for our communities to come together and thank His Majesty King Hamad, and to show our love and respect for the leadership and for each other in the true Bahraini way, by sharing and celebrating as one family,” said BFEA secretary general Betsy Mathieson.

“A traditional Bahraini suq will be recreated and raffle tickets with prizes ranging from airline tickets, to smart phones, electronic goods, dinner vouchers and hotel stays.

“A special feature will be a children’s playground with lots of fun activities to keep the children amused.

“We would love to hear from anyone interested in performing or exhibiting as this is a true community event.”

To participate, email organisers on

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