Like every country, UAE or the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) also honours the their flag through a Flag Day. Flag Day is an occasion where people of the UAE remember the efforts of the founders, Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid, and their brothers who sacrificed for their nation. Renewing the national spirit – this event is to reflect on the achievements of the era of the late President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The UAE flag represents justice, peace, tolerance, power and moderation, that all Emiratis have come to live a decent life and enjoy security and stability – a legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed. On this day, Emiratis across the UAE sing the country’s national Anthem and some events are organized that tackles about the history of the flag, its colors, and elements of national identity in addition to awareness messages.
Every 3rd of November, the UAE commemorates Flag Day where all government entities in the Emirates (including private sectors) celebrate this national occasion, as they reaffirm their allegiance to the UAE flag, – the symbol of the country’s unity and remembering the seven brothers.
“We raise the flag today to show our great love and appreciation for the UAE President for his national efforts and his continuous initiatives to keep the nation high and cherished,”
– Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed
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I’d say, this is my first formal Flag Day. Yes I’ve been employed in a government entity in Abu Dhabi back then – but I guess that time I wasn’t aware about it until a few couple of years. This year, with the new organization I am with, we’re celebrating it through a flag raising in the façade of our head office, singing of the anthem, merch and of course food! :)
Happy Flag Day UAE!
Thank you for being my second home in the past 15 years!
You are a blessing to me and my family, and I praise God for it!
God bless you creatives!
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