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American Embassy Celebrates 247th Independence Day
May 4, 2023

The U.S. Embassy in Manama celebrated the 247th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa.

Independence Day is a very special occasion for Americans, as it represents an opportunity to celebrate the democratic principles that were the basis the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and that have been sustained for nearly two and a half centuries.  It is also an important day to reflect on the strength of the U.S.-Bahraini partnership.

U.S. Ambassador Steven C. Bondy remarked on the occasion of America’s Independence Day:

“This year, we celebrate 247 years of American independence.  The principles laid out in our Declaration of Independence – life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – launched our nation.  And they continue to guide our society, our way of life, and our engagement with the world around us. This spirit characterizes our long and deep friendship with Bahrain, and underscores the importance of our shared, hopeful vision for the future.”

Ministers and senior government officials, diplomats, businessmen, Shura Council members, members of Parliament, academics, and journalists attended the ceremony.