Every year, the nation celebrates the Sultan’s birthday as National Day, with preparations to mark this significant occasion beginning weeks before. While streets are bedecked with red, white and green decorations, people often go all out in lovingly decorating their cars with the national symbols of the Sultanate – the Khanjar and two crossed swords – as well as the flag, and images of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, with the Royal Oman Police, for the duration of the celebrations, relaxing their normally strict rules that forbid decorations on private vehicles that are driven in public.
Flags flutter on all of Oman’s main roads, and serve to only heighten the feeling of national pride that all of us in this country – whether Omani or expatriate – feel at this time of the year. It is a sentiment that is mutually shared among many in the country. On the occasion of the 49th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman, the whole country is rejoicing.
Source Link: timesofoman.com