February marks an important time here in Kuwait as some of the biggest national holidays fall during this period. It is for this reason that citizens are keen on preparing activities and festive events to welcome the national celebrations.
And as in most countries, Kuwait, too, has its own way of showing its national day spirit – with numerous flags bannered all over the streets of the city and parades often composed of children and their families.
Lights Fill the City Ahead of Kuwait’s Nat’l Day Celebrations
This year, however, lights adorn the country – in streets, buildings, souqs, shops, cars and iconic towers. These will all light up towards the nearing of the actual National and Liberation Day holidays, as shared in a report by the Kuwait Times.
Streamed with bright and dazzling colours – red, white, green and black, representing the Kuwait flag, two landmarks are expected to shine the biggest and brightest of them all: The Kuwait Towers and Liberation Tower.
Surely, this period will be welcomed by all citizens – nationals and expats alike, with utmost pride and cheer.
In addition to this, families have one more reason to celebrate in the coming holiday period as His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has released an Amiri decree which sanctions the pardon of dozens of prisoners on different charges according to the Ministry of Interior (MOI) last Thursday (February 21).
The decree No. 38/2019 called for the immediate release of 161 prisoners as of February 25. On top of this, the decree also involves the reduction of penalties of 545 inmates. This pardon extends even to illegal residents or some 97 foreign nationals who are due for judicial deportation.
According to the statement from the Amir’s office, the aim of the Amiri decree is to give a chance to those who are released to contribute to and benefit from society, once again. However, any one who was pardoned and commits another crime will be sent to prison again.