SHORT INFORMATION

Freedom of religion in Bahrain

The Constitution of Bahrain states that Islam is the official religion and that Shari'a (Islamic law) is a principal source for legislation. Article 22 of the Constitution provides for freedom of conscience, the inviolability of worship, and the freedom to perform religious rites and hold religious parades and meetings, in accordance with the customs observed in the country; however, the Government placed some limitations on the exercise of this right.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Festivals of Bahrain

Festivals are the time of joy and celebration. People get together with their friends and family to enjoy the festivities and jubilations. Bahrain is an Islamic country with many Islamic festivals as well as national events dotting the whole year.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Bahrain wedding traditions

Engagement parties or “melchas” in Bahrain can also be “henna” or “jelwa” events. They either substitute or are followed by wedding parties few months (or a couple of years) later.