Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day

Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day

November 1
Antigua and its dependency, Barbuda, became officially independent from England in 1981. Antigua had been settled by English people as early as 1632. It did not gain self-rule until 1967.
This small state also observes the first Monday and Tuesday in August as a legal holiday known as Antigua Carnival, during which a festival celebrates the islanders' cultural heritage.
CONTACTS:
Antigua and Barbuda Embassy
3216 New Mexico Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
202-362-5122; fax: 202-362-5225
www.antigua-barbuda.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 183