Independence Day in Grenada in 2025

Independence Day in Grenada in 2025
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2025 Grenada Fri, Feb 7 National Holiday
2024 Grenada Wed, Feb 7 National Holiday
2023 Grenada Tue, Feb 7 National Holiday
2022 Grenada Mon, Feb 7 National Holiday
2021 Feb 7, Feb 8
GrenadaMon, Feb 8National Holiday (in lieu)
GrenadaSun, Feb 7National Holiday

Celebrates Independence from the United Kingdom on 7 February 1974

When is Grenadian Independence Day?

Independence Day is a public holiday in Grenada. It is Grenada's National Day.

This holiday is celebrated annually on 7th February and marks Grenada's independence from Britain on 7 February 1974. If Independence Day falls on a weekend, the following Monday is generally not a holiday.

History of Grenadian Independence Day

Before the Europeans arrived in the Americas, Grenada was home to the Indigenous peoples. Christopher Columbus sighted it during his third voyage to the Americas in 1498. 

Grenada had been occupied by various European nations since the start colonization of the new world in the sixteenth century. In 1649, France took full control of the island becoming one of the wealthiest colonies due to its sugar production.

Following French defeat in the Seven Years' war, the Paris of Treaty ceded Grenada to Great Britain in 1763. Having overcome a brief rebellion by pro-French forces, Grenada remained a British colony for over two hundred years.

Movements toward independence had begun in the 1950s and in March 1967, Grenada became an Associated State and was granted full autonomy over its internal affairs.

Independence from the United Kingdom was granted on 7 February 1974. Eric Gairy became the first Prime Minister of Grenada.

Did you know?

Grenada produces a third of the world's nutmeg. The odd-looking blob on the left of the flag? That's a nutmeg kernel.

How is Grenadian Independence Day celebrated?

Grenadian Independence Day is marked by official ceremonies and colorful parades across the country. Grenadians also dress up, visit their loved ones, party, and remember their struggle for freedom. 

Banks and most shops will be closed.

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