One of the most joyous days in all of the Caribbean is every December 19. On this day – National Heroes and Heroines Day – the small but proud island nation of Anguilla celebrates the men and women whose heroic acts made Anguilla a better place to live. The celebration has its roots in “Separation Day,” which commemorates the severing of political ties between Anguilla, St. Christopher, and Nevis in the late 1960’s, but it has evolved into more general celebration of the people, patriots, and perfection that make Anguilla the cheerful and sunny destination it is today. Come see why it is one of the most fun things to do in Anguilla every year!
National Heroes and Heroines Day Festivals in Anguilla
December 19th plays host to numerous festive events across the island of Anguilla, with memorial services, parades, parties, musical performances, and much, much more. The memorial services are joyous rather than solemn, a tribute to the lives of the Anguillan patriots who made sacrifices for their island’s prosperity.
A Wonderful Time to Visit
While Anguilla is a sunny, tropical, and charming vacation destination year-round, it is particularly magical in late December. During the week of National Heroes and Heroines Day and Christmas you can experience all of the warmth, hospitality, fun things to do in Anguilla, and vibrant culture of this exotic island. Experience the captivating mix of African traditions and English colonialism in the celebration of Anguilla’s independence, and then take in the wondrous religious spectacle of the numerous Christmas Eve and Christmas Day events on this wonderful island. Stroll the streets of The Quarter and The Valley, talk story with celebrating native Anguillans at the local cafes and restaurants, or enjoy the magical solitude on Anguilla’s perfect white sand beaches. However you join in the celebration of the heroes and heroines of yesteryear, it is sure to be a vacation to remember. And we here at Fountain Anguilla have the perfect rentals to enjoy the holiday; book today!