Anguilla Day is celebrated annually on May 30th in rememberance of the sacrafices made during the 1967 Anguilla Revolution. The theme for Anguilla Day 2018 is “Still Strong, Proud and Free, Anguilla at 51, Charting our Destiny”.
Activities surrounding this public holiday include over a week’s worth of activities which climaxes on May 30 with an award ceremony which begins at around 7:30 am hosted at the James Ronald Webster Park followed by the Round-the-island Boat Race.
This list includes Government planned and privately planned events that you can choose from.
Friday May 18 – Forever Proud, Strong and Free
An event celebrating Anguilla’s history and victories through drama, song, dance and fashion. Featuring the Play – For the Want of Ordinary Conveniences – written and directed by Felix Fleming
Sunday May 20 – Cycling
Venues: Jeremiah Gumbs Highway and George Hill Road
Tuesday May 22 – Voices in Praise
An Anguilla Day religious concert put on by the National Council of Women
Wednesday May 23 – Empower Women (For Women)
Organised by Mrs. Shellecia Brooks Johnson under the caption EMPOWER MAY and is aimed at thinking about and refocusing on one’s personal and professional goals for individuals and also for Anguilla.. The two hour session is for any woman with a dream and the activity will provide for participants to talk, laugh, grow and learn from each other and go fearlessly after their dreams.
Thursday May 24 – Festival of Choirs (Choirfest 2018)
Organised by the Anguilla National Celebrations Committee under the patronage of the Hon. Minister of Home Affairs. Venue: Mount Fortune Seventh Day Adventist Church. Time: 7:30pm.
Also, Thrilla in Anguilla Memorial Weekend (May 24-27)
Friday May 25 – 2018 Anguilla Fashion Expo (May 25-27)
Anguilla’s 35 sq miles does not only facilitate competent and ambitious musicians and athletes, but the modelling and fashion industry too is on the rise.
Also, Full Moon Party: Flower Moon
Saturday May 26 – Empower Her Personal Development for girls and Teens (ages 12 – 15)
Organised by Mrs. Shellecia Brooks Johnson under the caption EMPOWER MAY and is aimed at thinking about and refocusing on one’s personal and professional goals for individuals and also for Anguilla.. The two hour session which will continue with Part Two on 2 June, will be both motivational and practical, helping to equip girls with some of the life skills they will need to be stronger and more confident.
Sunday May 27 – Ecumenical Church Service
Organised under the auspices of the Anguilla Christian Council. Venue: St. Mary’s Anglican Church. Time: 4:00pm
Tuesday May 29 – The Silent Pre Anguilla Day Glow Party
Wednesday May 30 – Official Anguilla Day Parade
Venue: James Ronald Webster Park. Time: 8:00 am
– Senior Citizen’s Luncheon
Venue: Blue Ridge Convention Centre. Time: 12 Noon – 3:00 pm
– Anguilla Day Around the Island Boat Race Time: 9:30 am
How will you spend Anguilla Day?