National Day of Oman Celebrated on The 18th of November Every Year To Commemorate the Country’s Independence From Portuguese Control in 1650. November 19 Is Also Holiday In Observance of Sultan “QABOOS BIN SAID AL SAID‘s ” Birthday.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL DAY IN OMAN
In 1507 ,the Portuguese arrived in Oman after Vasco Da Gama‘s Voyage around the cape of Good Hope and India. They used Muscat as a port to protect their trade routes to india.
This lucrative trading activity raised the eyes of both Britain and Dutch. Unsatisfied with the Portuguese exploitation of resources in Oman, the Al-Ya’ribi clan wooed the British East India Company in 1646. Under an agreed treaty, British merchants were guaranteed legal and religious rights while operating in the Oman’s domain, effectively weakening the influence of Portugal in the region.
On November 18, 1650, Imam Sultan Bin Saif and others led an uprising that effectively expelled Portugal from Oman and its ports. As independence has been a staple since, Oman is generally recognized as being the longest continually independent Arab state in modern history.
On the Occasion OMAN NATIONAL DAY We Mian National Trading Wishes You Happy National DAy
“Others might have forgotten,
But never can I,
The Flag of my country
Furls very high,
Happy OMAN National Day 2019″