National Day of Barbados

national dayThe National Day of Barbados is 30 November (Independence Day, from the United Kingdom in 1966). This day is also known as Independence Day. This marks the country’s independence from Britain on the 30th November 1966.

National Day of Barbados

Firstly the road to independence was a gradual process. Secondly this with the country gaining internal self-government in 1961 before achieving full independence in 1966. On the National Day of Barbados, the country celebrates its independence with parades, concerts, and other cultural events. There was also Sir Grantley Adams. He was the  first Premier of Barbados and one of the architects of the country’s independence movement. There was also a slave with the name of Bussa who led a rebellion against plantation owners in 1816. It is viewed that he was one of the earliest organized rebellions against slavery in the Caribbean.

See also the Aruba National Day and Antigua National Day.

Public Holidays in Barbados 

Firstly here are the public holidays in Barbados:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Errol Barrow Day – January 21st
  • Good Friday – Date varies according to the Christian calendar
  • Easter Monday – Date varies according to the Christian calendar
  • National Heroes Day – April 28th
  • Labour Day – May 1st
  • Whit Monday – Date varies according to the Christian calendar
  • Emancipation Day – August 1st
  • Kadooment Day – First Monday in August
  • Independence Day – November 30th
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
  • Boxing Day – December 26th

Finally note that if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday.

See also  National Day of Mauritania