Martyr's Day in UAE
As ordered by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, 30 November each year is a national holiday called "Martyr's Day" to honour and recognise those who sacrificed their souls in the line of duty.
Martyr's Day is a national day in which the United Arab Emirates expresses its appreciation for the sacrifices of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives defending the honour of the homeland.
Dedicating a day to the Martyrs is a response to the gratefulness, and a chance to express the real correlation between the nation and its leadership.
November 30 of each year, a day to honour the loyalty of these martyrs of the nation, those who gave their lives for the sake of maintaining the dignity of the United Arab Emirates, while they were performing their functions and duties within the country and abroad in the civil, military and humanitarian fields.
On this national occasion, several special ceremonies and events are taking place, with the participation of government institutions, nationals and residents of the UAE, recalling and showing their pride, dedication, values, devotion and loyalty within the hearts of the UAE people, which martyrs proved when they sacrificed their lives.
Martyrdom and sacrifice values for the sake of the nation are inherited from the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul.
This tradition seems obvious to embody the martyrs of this nation. In addition, the honour of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE dedicating a day for the martyrs is a value obtained by the martyrs and a recognition for sacrificing their souls for their homeland and their nation, and they deserved admiration and reverence.