Barbados Independence Day

Barbados Independence Day

November 30
After having been a British colony since the 17th century, Barbados became independent on this day in 1966. A ceremony took place near the capital city of Bridgetown, during which the British flag was lowered and replaced by the Barbados flag, and the national anthem was sung.
Today, festivities extend through the month of November with the National Independence Festival of the Creative Arts. This is a talent show of all ages in singing, dancing, writing, and acting. On Independence Day, festivities culminate with a parade and the final appearance of performers, and exhibits of art work and photography are on display.
See also Barrow Day, Errol
CONTACTS:
Barbados Tourism Authority
800 Second Ave., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10017
800-221-9831 or 212-986-6516; fax: 212-573-9850
www.visitbarbados.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 198
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 215
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