Celebrations were held to mark Kuwait’s national and liberation days, which are observed annually on February 25 and 26.
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Kuwait has celebrated its Independence Day and Liberation Day as the country has recently relaxed restrictions against COVID-19 virtually bringing life back to normal after nearly two years of tight curbs.
The Kuwaitis are celebrating the 61st anniversary of the Independence Day that falls on February 25 and the 31st Liberation Day marking the February 26, 1991 when the invading troops of Saddam Hussein were expelled from the country.
Marking the occasion, landmarks in Kuwait are draped in the national flag and posters of Kuwaiti leaders. Kites shaped in the Kuwaiti flag were also launched in the southern city of Al Khiran as part of festivities that are staged on a large scale after about two years of low-profile celebrations due to the pandemic.
Residents in Kuwait city watched as fighter jets flew over the Kuwait towers. To commemorate the day on Friday, Kuwait’s Ministry of Defense held a show of military vehicles and equipment.
In many parts of the country, citizens took part in various celebrations. Following a steady decline in the number of new COVID-19 cases, the country loosened restrictions on February 14, allowing more activities to take place and the unvaccinated people to travel if they adhere to health regulations.