Barbados independence day
The holiday is celebrated on November 30. If November 30 falls on a weekend, the following Monday will be a public holiday.
This holiday commemorates independence from Britain in 1966 and is the national day of Barbados.
Independence Day also falls on the occasion of the feast of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Barbados.
History of Barbados Independence Day
As Europe spread to the New World, Barbados became an English colony in the early seventeenth century, with the first settlement in 1627. It became a major sugarcane producer and an important strategic location for the UK in the region. It is noteworthy that Barbados was the only Caribbean island that did not change hands during the colonial era.