On 17th December, Google celebrates Bahrain national Day with a Doodle.
Bahrain Independence Day was on 15 August 1971. Although 15. August is the actual date on which Bahrain gained its independence from the British, the state does not celebrate or mark that date. Instead, the state annually celebrates 16. December as National Day to coincide with the day that former ruler Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa was coronated to the throne. As such, 16 December is a national holiday and is usually celebrated with firework displays. In 2013, the opposition have called for mass protests to coincide with the day under the title Bahrain Tamarod.
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- Bahrain embassy in Iran marks National Days (theiranproject.com)