Last modified: 2013-12-07 by zoltán horváth
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I came across the attached news item which suggests that the National Day of Bahrain is 13 December, and, as it makes reference to the biggest flag in the world, I assume its another flag day:
Bahrain celebrates national day by unfurling world's largest flag
ISA TOWN, Bahrain (AP) – Bahrain celebrated its national day Monday by unfurling the world's largest flag – a red and white banner measuring 169.5 metres long and 97.1 metres wide.
The flag – opened on grounds near the Bahrain national stadium because it was too large to fit inside – was confirmed the world's largest by a representative of the Guinness Book of Records. "This is spectacular," said Laura Hughes, who flew in from Britain to measure the flag for Guinness. She said Bahrain's entry will be recorded in next year's edition of the record book.
The flag outsized the previous record holder – a Pakistani flag displayed last August – by 359 square metres.
"This is a great event and a great achievement for Bahrain and we hope this will also help to promote the kingdom globally," said Mahmoud al-Mahmoud, undersecretary for Bahrain's information minister.
Seventy people worked for 400 hours to make the 3,200-kilogram flag in China. It was donated by a Kuwait-based telecommunications company that has a subsidiary in Bahrain.John Hall, 14 Dec 2004