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Bahrain
Bahrain Travel Guide
An island kingdom set in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, with a cosmopolitan community welcoming people from across the world. A place where businesses and families can flourish, Bahrain is an environment that mixes authentic Arabic culture, hospitality and enterprise with modern, global living. Discover our rich and varied history, enjoy the warmth of our traditional Arabian hospitality, experience the thriving culture and nightlife of Manama.
Festivals Place to Visit Fast Facts
Eid ul Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice)
Observed widely in Bahrain and all over the Islamic world. The festival is observed to commemorate the time when Abraham was about to sacrifice his ward Ishmael for God. Sheep, camels and cows are sacrificed by Muslims all over Bahrain as a ritual.

Islamic New Year or Muharram
A complete ban on alcohol and other intoxicating substances are strictly imposed across the kingdom to observe purity. Christian New Year in the same month is also observed across Bahrain by the believers in Christianity. Big parties are thrown with people dancing to the tunes of music and alcohol is served as a part of this festivity

Ashura
Celebrated by the Shiite population of Bahrain, this festival is observed in memory of the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali. Some observe this day to celebrate the foundation day of Kaba in Mecca. Prophet Abraham's birth day also thought to have been on 7th February and some celebrate the day in memory of his coming to this world

Milad al-Nabi
Celebrated as a birthday of Muhammad. Both the religious Islamic factions, that is, the Shi and the Sunni celebrate this festival however on different dates. The common events that take place during this festival are processions, feasting and storytelling. Held every year in April, Milad al -Nabi is the most popular among Bahrain festivals and events