";s:4:"text";s:3483:"Citizens with emergencies, please call (246) 227-4000 (BARBADOS – POST 1 will action accordingly) or (+1 473) 407-2495 (GRENADA)For travel to the United States on a temporary basis, including tourism, temporary employment, study and exchange.Outside of Barbados: (246) 227-4000The United States is proud of our strong history as neighbors and partners. If November 30th falls on a weekend, the following Monday will be a public holiday. It is thought to come from the island's fig-trees, with their beard-like hanging roots.Whilst the relationship between Barbados and the United Kingdom has always been peaceful, the first stirring of independence began in the early twentieth century. Office Holidays provides calendars with dates and information on public holidays and bank holidays in key countries around the world.Barbados became part of the Commonwealth of Nations, with Elizabeth II remaining as head of state, represented locally by the Governor-General.The name Barbados literally means 'bearded ones'. The United States is proud of our strong history as neighbors and partners. Political changes towards independence began in 1949 and Barbados became fully self-governing in 1961. Eventbrite - Barbados Cultural Association of BC presents Barbados Independence Gala 2019 - Saturday, 2 November 2019 | Sunday, 3 November 2019 at Aria Banquet Hall and Convention Centre, Surrey, BC. Independence Day 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Barbados In Barbados, each 30 November is Independence Day. This holiday marks independence from the United Kingdom in 1966 and is the National Day of Barbados. If November 30th falls on a weekend, the following Monday will be a public holiday.The key buildings and businesses in the capital Bridgetown are lit up by decorative gold and blue lights (representing the colours of the flag)As Europe expanded into the new world, Barbados became an English colony in the early part seventeenth century, with the first settlement established in 1627. It is notable that Barbados was the only Caribbean island that didn't change hands during the colonial period.Fittingly Independence Day also falls on the feast day of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Barbados.Sign up to receive a weekly email update on forthcoming public holidays around the world in your inbox every Sunday.This holiday marks independence from the United Kingdom in 1966 and is the National Day of Barbados.Independence was granted on November 30th 1966 with the passing of the Barbados Independence Act 1966 (c. 37) by the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It marks the day in 1966 when the island-nation was granted its freedom from the UK. Barbados demonstrated regional leadership by hosting the U.S. Caribbean Resilience Partnership, and we are pleased to continue to work together to create a safer, more secure hemisphere through our U.S.-Caribbean 2020 strategy.Learn more about quality higher-education opportunities in the U.S. that you will not find anywhere else in the world.Outside of Office Hours, contact: (246) 227-4000On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Barbados on the 53rd anniversary of your independence tomorrow.For foreign citizens who want to live permanently in the United States.The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Program are now open.I again wish the citizens of Barbados a happy Independence Day.