30 Antigua and Barbadu Independence Day Images November 1 is a public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda. It is the national day of Antigua and Barbuda and marks the day of independence from Britain in 1981.
Antiguan Independence Day History
Christopher Columbus first saw the islands in 1493 during his second voyage to the New World. Spanish settlers in the United States then recalled the islands because of the lack of fresh water and the perceived hostility of the local Caribbean, who called the islands home before the arrival of the Europeans.