(ZIZ News) — As in previous years, St. Kitts and Nevis’ 2015 Independence Celebrations will be spread out over the month of September.
Independence 32 is being observed under the theme “United In Building a Stronger Nation” and while the activities began late last week with Taiwanese cultural performances in both St. Kitts and Nevis, the major events will be held between this weekend and next weekend.
One of the major activities is the State Service of Thanksgiving at the Charlestown Methodist Church on Sunday 13th but that won’t be held until after this Friday’s Cultural Fiesta and Saturday’s Flower Show at the St. George’s Anglican Church Hall, and mini-marathon in Cayon.
Monday 14th will see the first set of patriotic programmes in schools and a panel discussion on ZIZ Television while the Prime Minister’s Lecture Series will be held on Tuesday 15th at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.
On Wednesday 16th September, National Heroes Day, residents will participate in the Best Village Competition and Nyam Local while one day later will see more patriotic programmes in schools and a second panel discussion on ZIZ Television.
Friday 18th September is being dubbed “National Colours Day” and on that day, former employees of the St. Kitts Sugar Manufacturing Corporation will receive their gratuitous payment. Also on that day, there will be an art and craft fair and cook-off as well as the launch of the National Arts Festival.
Moving forward to Saturday 19th, Independence Day, thousands of nationals will most likely head to Warner Park for the annual Independence Day Parade. That would be followed by the Governor General’s Toast with Prime Minister Harris.
Other activities on the Independence calendar are a Mothers’ Union Breakfast and Governor General’s Reception on September 19th, T20 cricket on September 20th, a drill competition and display on September 25th, the Brimstone Hill Run on September 26th and an Independence Youth Fest on September 27th.