National Sports Day in Qatar in 2020

National Sports Day in Qatar in 2020
  How long until National Sports Day?
This holiday next takes place in 173 days.
  Dates of National Sports Day in Qatar
2021 Qatar Tue, Feb 9National Holiday
2020 Qatar Tue, Feb 11National Holiday
2019 Qatar Tue, Feb 12National Holiday
2018 Qatar Tue, Feb 13National Holiday
2017 Qatar Tue, Feb 14National Holiday
  Summary
This public holiday is celebrated annually on the second Tuesday in February. The main objective of the holiday is to promote a healthy lifestyle among Qatar's population

This public holiday is celebrated annually on the second Tuesday in February. The main objective of the holiday is to promote a healthy lifestyle among Qatar's population.

History of Qatar National Sports Day

The first National Sports Day was held in 2012. It followed a decree issued in December 2011 by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Deputy Emir, and Heir Apparent. The decree stated that the second Tuesday in February would be Qatar's National Sports Day.

On the day, all government ministries and private sector organisations must organise a series of public events and encourage their employees to engage enthusiastically in sports activities.

In 2018, the Qatar Olympic Committee organised 72 sporting activities around Qatar for all ages and abilities to ensure everyone had the opportunity to participate in sport.

As well as lots of events featuring well known sports, Qatari culture is not forgotten with a competition featuring traditional Al Shawahef rowing taking place.

Celebrating the National Sports Day highlights the role that sport plays a factor in creating a healthy community at both physical and psychological levels. The day is part of the Qatar National Vision 2030 initiative.

Qatar is one of the few nations to dedicate a day for sports.

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