Martyr’s Day – new U.A.E. public holiday

August 19th, 2015 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced on Wednesday that November 30 will be observed as in memory of those who have died while serving their country.

The President also ordered that this national event be declared a public holiday.He added that national ceremonies and events will be organised where all state institutions, nationals and non-nationals will be engaged to promote, mark and remember the values of sacrifice, dedication and loyalty.

In a statement c, Sheikh Khalifa said the day is ” tin ribute to the sacrifices offered by the nation’s martyrs and its loyal people, who offered their lives so as to keep the UAE flag flying aloft while they were performing their national duties within and outside the country, in civilian, military and humanitarian fields”.

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