Celebrations of the 59th National Day of the State of Kuwait
Kuwait National Day is always celebrated on 25th of February. This holiday marks the day when Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah ascended to the throne in 1950.
The Kuwait Embassy of Sweden with H. E. Ambassador Nabeel Al Dakheel
invited distinguished guests, and members of the diplomatic corps to the Grand Hotel (Spegelsalen) in Stockholm to celebrate the day the 20th of February 2020. See Cawa Media’s pictures from the wonderful event below. Special guest 2020 was Margot Wallström Kuwait embassy Sweden…
History of Kuwait National Day
Kuwait was first established as a small fishing village during the seventeenth century. At the end of the eighteenth century, Kuwait’s strategic position enabled it to flourish and become a key trading post and boat building centre in the region.
In 1756, the Al-Sabah family became the rulers of Kuwait, starting the dynasty that continues to this day.
In 1899, rather than face direct rule from the Ottoman Empire, Sheikh Mubarak ‘the Great’ agreed that Kuwait would become a British Protectorate, with Britain providing naval protection in return for Kuwait allowing Britain to control its foreign affairs.
on 19 June 1961, Kuwait became independent with the end of the British protectorate and the sheikh Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah became an Emir.