St Kitts and Nevis: Schedule for 40th Independence Day revealed; read here

St Kitts and Nevis: Schedule for 40th Independence Day revealed; read here

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Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: The twin-island Federation of St Kitts and Nevis is all ready to celebrate the 40th anniversary of gaining independence from the British Empire on September 19, 2023.

This year, the celebrations will be hosted under the theme “Growing Sustainably, Developing Maturely and Building Resiliency: Independence 40”. The celebrations are marked between July 14 and October 15, 2023.

As per the update by the authorities, numerous events will be celebrated to mark the event. The calendar of the events was unveiled, which was listing all the events that will take place throughout the Federation.

The schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY, JULY 14
Launch of Independence 40 Calendar

SATURDAY, JULY 15
Launch of National Song Competition

THURSDAY, JULY 20
Conversations-Reflections and the Way Forward

TUESDAY, AUGUST 01
Christena Disaster Memorial Service

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
National Tree Planting Day

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 01
National Colours Day #1 (Wear Green)
National Health Symposium

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 02
East Basseterre Festival 2023 (Sept 02-Sep 30)
MOVEMENTS by SKNAAA

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 04
New School Year Begins

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 06
Seniors Fun Day

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 07
Cabinet Primary School Visits [East Zone)
Nations League Game: St Kitts and Nevis vs. Guadeloupe

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 08
National Colours Day #2 (Wear yellow)
National Sneaker Day
Cabinet Primary School Visits [West Zone]

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 09
Caribbean Wellness Walk (Nevis)
Cultural Bar Crawl (Nevis)
Movies of St Kitts and Nevis NoPAC
Independence Street Fair & Fashion Extravaganza (St Kitts)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Visits to Schools by Ministers of Government (Nevis)
Patriotic Programmes and Treat for Schools
Cabinet Primary School Visits Basseterre Zone]

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Visits to Schools by Ministers of Government
Patriotic Programmes and Treat for Schools
Prime Minister’s Lecture Series

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Visits to Schools by Ministers of Government
Patriotic Programmes and Treat for Schools
Schools in Concert-Cultural Focus

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Visits to Schools by Ministers of Government (Nevis)
Patriotic Programmes and Independence Treat for Schools (Nevis)
Cultural Night and Fashion Show (Nevis)
Cabinet Visits to High Schools, AVEC & CFBC (St Kitts)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
National Colours Day #3 (Wear Black) (St Kitts and Nevis)
Visits to Schools by Ministers of Government, Patriotic Programmes and Independence Treat for Schools (Nevis)
Launch of Commemorative Stamp Competition (St Kitts and Nevis)
Schools’ Patriotic Programmes (St Kitts)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
NATIONAL HEROES DAY
Community Day
Inter-Organisational Sports Meet
National Heroes Day Concert
Heroes Day Observances
Announcement of National Honours
Community Flag Raising Ceremonies
Wreath Laying & Recognition Ceremony (C. A. Paul Southwell Bust)
Belle Patel
Lite Fitness Centre Classique Fitness Showcase
Shades of Pink-by Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer Support Group

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Independence Drag Race Nevis
Nevis Symphonic Band Recital
National Service of Gratitude & Gospel Concert
Independence Heritage EXPO
Summer in September-Fashion Show with Movado Modeling Agency

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Patriotic Day
Ceremonial Parade [night]
Heritage EXPO
Independence Parade and Awards Ceremony
Toast to the Nation

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Family Funday
Independence Cocktail Reception
Governor-General’s Cocktail
The St. George’s Mothers Union Breakfast
Biss Beach by Carambola
Independence Scenic Railway Tour

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
National Colours Day #4 (Wear White)
Drill Competition

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Flowers, Food & Flag-by St. Kitts Flower Arrangers Association

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Independence Mini Triathlon
“Schools on Steel – Steel Pan Recital
Flamboyant Fashion Show

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Youth Impact Awards

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
National Colours Day #5 (WEAR RED)
Building Awareness for Change Parade

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Brimstone Hill Run for the Fit & Fearless 2023
Independence 40 Concert

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
Independence 40 Musical