Media is playing a major role in people’s daily life, especially during national celebrations because sometimes they direct their opinions and tell the people what to do during these celebrations. For that reason, every country the media shows celebrations in a different way than the other country depending on the culture, religion and the type of celebration. Media in Oman present Eid and the Renaissance Day celebrations as a source of joy and happiness, as well as America in The Independence Day and Christmas but with more consumption.
Eid is a religious holiday which became also a cultural holiday in Oman. The media show Eid as a religious and cultural celebration for all Omanis. When the media present the Eid as a religious holiday, they show the Eid prayer and send the congratulations to the entire Islamic nation. The media also present the Eid as a cultural holiday by showing the dancing and songs which shows the joy and happiness during Eid days between families and neighborhoods. Mostly during the day the entire media is talking about Eid by showing live programs, celebrations and songs. Live shows during Eid are shows that present for sending the congratulations to the Omanis and to the Sultan Qaboos. It also shows the live celebrations in some villages during Eid days. At the end of the show they include part for the audience to participate and share their experience in Eid.
The Renaissance Day is the day when the Sultan Qaboos took the leadership from his father and the start of development by using oil. The media show that day as a change of Oman’s timeline and to the start of the renaissance. T.V shows present the celebrations around the country and it gives the audience an opportunity to express their feelings about the leadership of Sultan Qaboos. Also, it presents military shows and some videos that show the changes from July 23rd 1970 to the year of the celebration. The channels are also showing some songs and poets presenting their poetries regarding that day. Every Renaissance Day Sultan Qaboos gives a speech which the media have to present.
Christmas is a cultural and religious holiday for Christians and non-Christians in many countries around the world on the 25th of December. Christmas is a day when people are sending gifts to each other to share the happiness and joy during that day. It is also a time when families are gathering and making strong bound between each other to build a strong society. As a result the advertisements become multiple in T.V, radio and internet. The media take the advantage of that day to sell advertisements for the companies to sell their products as a Christmas gifts. Moreover, the media prepare for the people to make movies and series about...