It’s a national holiday of epic proportions for the people of Kuwait and one to be celebrated with gusto and vigor. Thus, Intel was honored to be on-hand to add to the Kuwait National Day festivities with a spectacular drone light show. On February 25, 2018, Intel flew 300 drones above Kuwait City as part of a day filled with music, fireworks, theater, parades, and much more.
The holiday is celebrated in recognition of the country’s independence from the British Empire in June of 1961, and in honor of its late Emir, Sheik Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, who was instrumental in achieving this autonomy. Due to the hot weather that Kuwait experiences in June, the holiday was moved to February 25, the day the Emir ascended to the throne as the King of Kuwait.
Government offices, schools, and most businesses close for the day as citizens decorate their homes, vehicles, buildings, and streets with the colors of the country’s flag: green, red, white, and black. The holiday represents so many things to the people of Kuwait, but mainly pride, unity, loyalty, and liberty.