Oman National Day On November 18. اليوم الوطني لعُمان Google Doodle celebrates Oman National Day 2021| Happy National Day of Oman 2021
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Oman National Day in commemoration of the day Omani forces secured the country’s independence. The current flag was formally adopted in 1995, and each of its colors holds significant meaning to the Arab nation. The white signifies peace and prosperity, the red represents the country’s struggle for freedom, and the green symbolizes the nation’s fertile land.
On the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, citizens and residents across Oman come together each November 18 to celebrate its National Day over a two-day period. On this day in 1650, foreign powers were driven from the shores of Oman’s trading ports, which were being exploited to support merchant routes to India.
As the oldest independent Arab nation, Oman takes pride in its National Day celebrations with many traditional Gulf Region customs. Typically, camel racers gather from across the country to compete in the annual National Day race, an essential element of Omani heritage that traces back centuries. Both private residences and public buildings are adorned with the national colors of green, white, and red, which are featured prominently on the Oman flag in today’s Doodle artwork.
National Day is a time to reflect on Oman’s great history, celebrate it’s rich culture, and express collective pride in the oldest independent state in the Arab world.
National Day is part of a two-day holiday where parties and fireworks shows occur in villages, cities, or wherever Omanis can be found. Relax with the smell of native frankincense after a large meal, but don’t forget to don your ceremonial khanjar.
Happy National Day, Oman!