Bahrain Accession Day

17 Dec 2020  Thu

An Accession Day is usually the anniversary of the date on which a monarch or executive takes office. Bahrain celebrates the accession day when the first Emir of Bahrain Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa came to the throne in 1961.

Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands. From the 1860s, Bahrain had been a British protectorate. Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa was made the first emir of Bahrain from 1961 until his death. Born in Jasra, he became emir upon the death of his father, Salman ibn Hamad. During his 38 year reign, Bahrain gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1971 and Bahrain underwent an economic transformation into a modern nation and a key financial centre in the Persian Gulf area.

He has been featured on a number of banknotes of the country. The above-shown banknote is 10 Dinars banknote issued in the year 2006. The banknote depicts His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa on the obverse and Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Causeway on the reverse.

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