Independence Day in Grenada in 2020

Independence Day in Grenada in 2020
  How long until Independence Day?
This holiday next takes place in 88 days.
  Dates of Independence Day in Grenada
2021 Feb 7, Feb 8
GrenadaMon, Feb 8National Holiday (in lieu)
GrenadaSun, Feb 7National Holiday
2020 Grenada Fri, Feb 7 National Holiday
2019 Grenada Thu, Feb 7 National Holiday
2018 Grenada Wed, Feb 7 National Holiday
2017 Grenada Tue, Feb 7 National Holiday
  Summary
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

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.

Banks and most shops will be closed.

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