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July 7, 2022

The U.S. Embassy in Qatar Celebrates an “American Cultural Day” with Multaqa and #bigbmeetup

Qatar, July 7, 2022:  In celebration of the Independence Day of the United States of American on July 4, and as part of the going celebration of 50 years of Qatar-U.S. diplomatic relations, the U.S. Embassy in Qatar organized an “American Cultural Day” in partnership with Education City’s Multaqa and #bigbmeetup.

The program commenced with a rendition of the American and Qatari anthems by violinist Sara Mozafari and was followed by the #bigbmeetup “the Fourth of July Special” panel discussion. The panel was moderated by Bosco Menezes and focused on intercultural exchanges and life experiences with U.S. diplomats Samantha Jackson and Victoria Glynn, and Qatari creatives Salman Al-Muhannadi and Fatima Mohammed.

The American Cultural Day event commemorated the 246th anniversary of the United States of America. U.S. diplomat Victoria Glynn echoed U.S. President Biden’s Independence Day remarks that the country was founded based on an idea — not geography, religion, ethnicity, but an idea that all people are created equal and endowed with unalienable rights including life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

The panelists shared their stories of living in the United States and Qatar, reflected on the U.S.-Qatar relations and shared values, and spoke to the diversity of the American history. Attendees tested their knowledge of U.S. geography, history, pop culture, and U.S.-Qatar relations with a game of Jeopardy. EducationUSA provided free advising services to prospective international students and offered student resources and tools to navigate the Five Steps to U.S. Study.

For more information about this and other events, visit qa.usembassy.gov and follow us on social media. Twitter @USEmbassyDoha; Facebook @USEmbassyDoha; Instagram @USEmbassyDoha.