Anguilla Day is a public holiday in Anguilla, and it is observed on May 30 each year. The holiday celebrates the anniversary of the independence of Anguilla from St. Kitts and Nevis in 1967.
Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla, and several surrounding small islands and cays. It is believed that Columbus sighted the island during his second voyage in 1493.
In 1650, English settlers from Saint Kitts started to settle on the islands and Anguilla became a British colony. It was administrated together with other islands during the early colonial period. In 1882, Anguilla was federated with St Kitts and Nevis. In 1962, Anguilla gained full internal autonomy together with Saint Kitts and Nevis.
On May 30, 1967, Anguilla declared the separation from Saint Kitts and Nevis following a referendum and forcibly ejected the St. Kitts police force from the island. However, only in 1980, Anguilla was allowed to formally secede from Saint Kitts and Nevis and become a separate British Crown colony.
The following is the list of Anguilla Day in Anguilla from 2022 to 2026.
|Anguilla Day||May 30, 2022||Monday|
|Anguilla Day||May 30, 2023||Tuesday|
|Anguilla Day||May 30, 2024||Thursday|
|Anguilla Day||May 30, 2025||Friday|
|Anguilla Day||May 30, 2026||Saturday|
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