The joyous Hala Festival which every February heralds the
arrival of spring is one of the major festivals in Kuwait.
This month long festival is of special significance for Kuwaitis as
the National Day and Liberation Day of the nation of Kuwait fall in
this very special month.
At this time of the year the desert sands of the Gulf nation are transformed into a glistening green expanse with vividly coloured blooms and thriving vegetation. Migratory birds and animals return.
Celebrating in unity
In the Kuwait Hala Festival, residents and tourists of all ages participate in the revelry, with an array of special fun-filled events on the calendar including shopping carnivals, cultural festivals and many attractive contests and raffles. As the nation celebrates its unity and independence, there are innumerable well organised festivities and enjoyable activities with musical parties, attractive discounts and special offers in the shopping districts, daily prizes, variety shows and folk art exhibitions.
Dancing in the streets
Traditional Kuwaiti dancers take to the streets showing
off their customary attire and age-old dancing skills. Many special
sporting events are conducted in the country, with international
and local level contests held in a variety of
Tourists are especially welcome at this time of the year and are encouraged to join in the entertainment and cultural extravaganza. There is no better time to visit the country than this time of national pride.