St Kitts and Nevis Celebrates 40 years of Nationhood, Read Independence 40 Schedule

The celebration commenced under the theme: “Growing Sustainably, Developing Maturely, Building Resiliency: Independence 40”

St Kitts and Nevis have started a series of events commemorating the celebration of the four decades of becoming an independent country. The celebration commenced under the theme: “Growing Sustainably, Developing Maturely, Building Resiliency: Independence 40”.

Further, The celebration for the fortieth year of being an independent nation for the twin-island federation of St Kitts and Nevis started with the official launch of the Independence 40 Celebration calendar of events on Friday, July 14, 2023

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The celebration of four decades of Nationhood

SATURDAY JULY 15 

  • Launch of National Song Competition

THURSDAY JULY 20

  • Conversations-Reflections and the Way Forward

TUESDAY AUGUST 01

SATURDAY AUGUST 26 

  • National Tree Planting Day

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 01

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  • 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

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