National Heroes and Heroines Day–Anguilla | December 19

National Heroes and Heroines Day takes place in Anguilla on the 19th of December every year, commemorating not only the political separation of Anguilla from Saint Kitts and Nevis, but also recognizing the heroic sacrifices made by men and women over the course of Anguilla’s history who have lived and acted heroically in order to improve Anguilla. To learn more about what you can expect when celebrating National Heroes and Heroines Day with the locals on Anguilla during your vacation, and to get to know more of some of the Anguilla public holidays, read on below!

The Holidays on Anguilla Worth Remembering

Over the years, National Heroes and Heroines Day has transformed from a public holiday about mere political independence to a patriotic holiday celebrating national culture and identity of Anguilla. Like any of the other holidays on Anguilla, the event is celebrated with a variety of festivities around the island that you and your guests are sure to enjoy, as well as memorial services to remember those who sacrificed for their country.

National Heroes and Heroines Day first began as Separation Day, denoting the day that Anguilla’s formal separation from Saint Kitts and Nevis was finalized in 1980, though the island’s separation truly began with its votes for secession in 1967 and 1969.

For more details on National Heroes and Heroines Day, as well as how our island likes to celebrate the holiday and how you can join in on the fun during your time here, simply contact our office and ask one of our representatives at CéBlue Villas & Beach Resort.

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