Battle Day in Falkland Islands in 2022

Battle Day in Falkland Islands in 2022
Battle of the Falkland Islands. Image by William Lionel Wyllie

  How long until Battle Day?
Battle Day
  Dates of Battle Day in Falkland Islands
2024 Falkland Islands Mon, Dec 9 National Holiday (in lieu)
2023 Falkland Islands Fri, Dec 8 National Holiday
2022 Falkland Islands Thu, Dec 8 National Holiday
  Summary

Marks the anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands in 1914.

When is Battle Day?

Battle Day is a public holiday in the Falkland Islands on December 8th. 

The day commemorates a decisive naval victory over the German Navy in the Falkland Islands in 1914. 

History of Battle Day

The Battle of the Falkland Islands was a First World War naval action between the British Royal Navy and Imperial German Navy on 8 December 1914 in the South Atlantic.

After the German at Coronel the previous month, Admiral von Spee planned to destroy the British coaling station at Port Stanley on East Falkland in the South Atlantic. Spee found a much superior British force in port as he approached. Within hours he was dead.

The Battle of the Falkland Islands has been called the most decisive naval battle of the war, because it gave a great morale boost to the Allied war effort at a dire time

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