Bahrain is a small island country in the Persian Gulf that is officially recognized as the Kingdom of Bahrain. It has been famed for its pearl fisheries since antiquity which were considered the best in the world! Manama, the capital, has evolved as a trading, financial, and commercial center. Arabic is the official language and Islam is the predominant religion including both the Sunni and the Shi’i sects.
The monetary unit is the Bahraini Dinar (BD). which is anchored by one or more drummers.
Bahrain was founded by Usfur Ibn Rashid; head of the Usfurids dynasty. People celebrate the national day on the 16th of December with much gaiety! Liwa, the national dance in Bahrain is performed by male participants who arrange themselves in a circle
Baḥraynunā is the national anthem of Bahrain written by Mohamed Sudqi Ayyash. Bahrainis national custom Kandura is an ankle-length, long-sleeved garment along with the Kufiyyeh, a white head cloth. Women wear the traditional Abaya along with the veil.
Chicken Machboos is the national dish of Bahrain. It consists of spiced chicken and rice. Bahrain was known as “the country of a million dates palm”, thus dates represent the national fruit. Qahwah, also known as Arab coffee, is the national drink of the Bahrainis that represents hospitality.
The National Charter Monument in Bahrain is a striking building that presents an impressive exhibition on Bahrain’s history, culture, and climate.
The national emblem Coat of Arms of Bahrain consists of a shield representing the country flag’s design, which is surrounded by the national colors; red that reflects Bahraini values and white that represents peace.
The national flower is Romdul; a simple yet eye-catching yellow-white flower with a lovely fragrance.
As Arabian Oryx is known for its strength and beauty, it’s thus considered the national animal. People of Bahrain love the Bulbul, the national bird, for its beautiful singing and energetic nature.
A variety of sports in Bahrain are widespread, however, football is the most popular sport in the country.View the national symbols of Bahrain below: