Abū ‘Abd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Abdullah al-Lawati al-Tanji ibn Baṭūṭah (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة), or simply Ibn Battuta, also known as Shams ad-Din (February 25, 1304 – 1368 or 1369), was a Muslim Moroccan explorer, known for his extensive travels published in the Rihla (literally, "The Journey"). Over a period of thirty years, he visited most of the known Islamic world, including North Africa, theHorn of Africa, West Africa, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe in the West, to the Middle East, South Asia,Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China in the East, a distance surpassing his near-contemporary Marco Polo. Ibn Battuta is considered one of the greatest travellers of all time. He journeyed more than 75,000 miles (121,000 km), a figure unsurpassed by any individual explorer until the coming of the Steam Age some 450 years later.
イブン・バットゥータ（英: Ibn Battuta、アラビア語: ابن بطوطة ibn baṭṭūṭah、全名アブー・アブドゥッラー・ムハンマド・イブン・アブドゥッラー・アッ＝ラワーティー・アッ＝タンジー（アラビア語: أبو عبد الله محمد ابن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي ʾabū ʿabd allāh muḥammad ibn ʿabd allāh al-lawātī al-ṭanǧī、1304年2月24日 -1368年）は、モロッコのタンジェ生まれのイスラム法学者・旅行家。
National Day, Accession Day for the late Amir Sh. Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa
National Day in Bahrain
To mark the nationhood of a country, a particular day is earmarked. This day is celebrated throughout the country as the 'National Day'. National day is usually a holiday in the respective nation. The national day of a state or territory is often the commemoration of achieving independence. Though most countries have a single national day, some have more than one, for instance Pakistan. Most countries have a fixed national day but some do not. An example here is Jamaica, which celebrates its national day on the first Monday in August. National Day in Bahrain is celebrated on the 16th of December.
Bahrain got its independence on the 16th of December, 1971. For a long time the country was under British imperialism. This day in the year of 1971 saw Bahrain emerge as an independent nation. This happy event is celebrated widely every year as the National Day in Bahrain. Initially the national day was celebrated on the 16th of December alone but now it is being celebrated on two consecutive days. The 16th and the 17th of December see people go on a celebration mode across the country. National day has been extended to a two day holiday since 1999. This change is courtesy his majesty King Hamad.