Qatar Reveals National Day 2021 Slogan, ‘Ancestral Meadows: A Matter of Trust’
The State National Day Celebrations Organizing Committee announced the slogan for Qatar National Day 2021, Ancestral Meadows: A Matter Of Trust.
The new slogan is based on the poetry of the founder of Qatar, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Bin Thani, may Allah rest his soul. The verses of the poem illustrate:
Oh, how many caravans have passed by,
Leaving behind vestiges of the fluctuations of the times,
Abodes our sights are accustomed to as the seasons slip by,
Our meadows ornamented with herbs.
The new slogan represents the strong relationship of the Qatari people to their environment since time immemorial as they were raised by the characteristics of the land, coexisting with nature, the seasons, as they explore its depths so that it formed their personality and identity.
The people mirror the simplicity of their environment and the gentleness of their morals. Humility is rooted in the gentleness of the land.
Minister of Culture and Sports and Chairman of the State National Day Celebrations Organizing Committee HE Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, shared the two verses by Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Bin Thani, that inspired the new National Day slogan.
With this distinguished beginning, Sheikh Jassim began one of his poems, and this is simply an example of the relationship between Qataris and their environment. This deep emotional dimension remains present in our lives, and it lives on in our relationship with the sea in summer and land in winter.
He added that the environment has not been held back on love or generosity to this day, and its provisions have reached all corners of the globe. There is no doubt, he said, that preserving it is the responsibility of all those who live on this blessed land, exchanging love for love.
Qatar National Day, also known as Founder’s Day, is celebrated annually on 18 December to commemorate the country’s unification in 1878. It marks the day that Sheikh Jassim Bin Mohammad Bin Thani succeeded his father as leader of the tribes of Qatar.
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