Independence Day in Barbados is celebrated in November with a series of events and activities.
On Independence Day itself, an impressive parade is held at the Garrison Savannah racecourse, which was the site of that first independence ceremony in 1966.
The key buildings and businesses in the capital Bridgetown are lit up by decorative gold and blue lights representing the colours of the flag. Another highlight of the celebrations is the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) which showcases the artistic talents of Barbadians.
This festival encourages Barbadians of all ages to match their talents in the fields of music, singing, dance, drama, writing, fine art, photography and arts and crafts.
An event not to be missed !