National Heroes Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

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September 16


12:00 am - 11:59 pm

National Heroes Day is a public holiday celebrated annually on September 16th in Saint Kitts and Nevis. The holiday was first observed in 1998 and is an island-wide celebration. It commemorates all the heroes who have contributed to the country’s development and progress. The day is marked by various cultural activities, including parades, speeches, and cultural performances. The holiday is celebrated three days before Saint Kitts and Nevis Independence Day and may be extended to accommodate a joint celebration. Schools and most businesses are closed, and the general population enjoys a day off. It is a day to honor and celebrate the cultural heritage and national pride of Saint Kitts and Nevis.