Antigua and Barbuda: Antigua and Barbuda is all set to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Independence. The schedule of events showcasing culture of the island will be held from October 23 to November 1, 2023.
The Golden Age Celebrations, National Heroes Day and National Dress events will pay tribute to the people who sacrificed their lives for Antigua and Barbuda. While paving the path of the bright future, the events such as National Schools’ Panorama, National Youth Rally and Barbuda Day Activities will embrace the legacy.
The celebration of the Independence will display the culture, heritage, music, dance and cuisine of the nation. Besides this, this will also make the country to adopt the strategic approach toward the nation building.
Emphasizing the importance of the Independence, the activities will also enhance the tourism offerings of Antigua and Barbuda. The country is home to captivating beauty, lush green rainforests, magnificent beauty, and stunning adventure.
These alluring attractions make the tourists visit the country, boosting the tourism industry of Antigua and Barbuda. On top of that, the staging of such celebrations also helps in enhancing the industry further.
The celebration serves as a perfect platform for bringing the citizens together at one place to remember the sacrifices of the national heroes. It also adds true value of the tourism offering of the destination.
The calendar of the events of Independence 2023 announced:
On October 23, 2023:
- Event name: Launch of Independence Art Exhibition
- Venue and Time: VC. Bird International Airport, 9:30 am
On October 24, 2023
- Event name: Barbuda Day Activities
On October 25, 2023
- Event name: Golden Age Celebrations
- Venue: Various Communities in Antigua and Barbuda
On October 28, 2023
- Event name: Independence Theatrical Presentation/Evening of Drama
- Venue and Time: TBA, 8:00 p.m.
On October 26, 2023
- Event name: National Heroes Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
- Venue and Time: Heroes Park-Sir George H. Walter Highway, 10:00a.m.
On October 27, 2023
- Event name: National Dress
- Event name: National Youth Rally | 8:30 am
- Event name: Cheerleading Competition | 11:30 a.m. Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
On October 29, 2023
- Event name: Independence Church Service
- Venue and Time: Ebenezer Methodist Church, 4:00 p.m.
On October 30, 2023
- Event name: Schools’ Independence Programmes
- Venue and Time: Schools Across the State, 8:00a.m.
- Event name: National Schools’ Panorama
- Venue and Time: Antigua Recreation Grounds, 5:00 pm.
On October 31, 2023
- Event name: Independence Gospel Concert
- Venue and Time: Antigua Recreation Grounds, 7:00 p.m.
On November 1, 2023
- Event name: Independence Ceremonial Parade & National Awards
- Venue and Time: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, 7:30a.m
- Event name: Independence Flag Ceremony Barbuda, 9:00a.m.
- Event name: Independence Food Fair
- Venue and Time: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, 11:00 am.