Public Holiday

Infinity On The Beach Hotel, Oistins, Barbados

25 Nov, 2020 To 01 Dec, 2020

9:00 am - 12:00 am

This Independence Weekend will be one you don’t forget. Their Staycation Package ensures that you’ll have a blast!

Choose between the option of Jetski rides, kayaking or boogie boards.
Indulge in a luxurious spa treatment – express Mani or Pedi or Express foot or back massage.

Join them for a scrumptious Friday Night Fish Fry or their Independence Day Lunch – complete with live entertainment.

Last but not least, booking your stay enters you for a chance to win tickets to Barbados’ very first Night Racing event.

Prices start at Bds$750 for a 2 night stay.This deal is too good to pass up. Call us at 623-0000 or email us at to make your booking today!


30 Nov, 2020

On November 30th, 1966 Barbados became fully independent from Great Britain. Barbados was the fourth English-speaking nation in the West Indies to achieve full independence from Britain. 

From the very first day of November, Barbadians all around the world are dressed in blue, yellow and black. Barbados flags can be seen virtually everywhere. 

The lighting ceremony is the start of the month-long festivities. It is held on November 1st, in Independence Square, Bridgetown. As the name suggests, blue, yellow and black light bulbs (similar to christmas lights) are used to decorate Government buildings and historic Parliament buildings in the city. The lights remain on every night through the month of November and through the Christmas season. 

During the month Barbadian delicacies like Conkies, sugar cakes, cassava pone etc are enjoyed along with more savory dishes such as Cou Cou and Flying Fish (Barbados’ National Dish), pudding and souse and rice ‘n’ peas.  

The Independence Day Parade is held on November 30th and is the highlight of the season. It used to be held at The Garrison Savannah where the very first Independence ceremony was held, but recently it has been moved to Kensington Oval. The parade features the Barbados Boy Scout Association, Barbados Girl Guides, Royal Barbados Police Force and all Military Units. 

St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway, Barbados

30 Nov, 2020

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Independence Day, November 30th head to St. Nicholas Abbey for an all- inclusive all access pass to the the Abbey and the Heritage Railway.

Special admission prices for adults is Bds$35 and for children* Bds$10 (Children are 12 and under, under 3 years old are FREE) Maximum of 2 children per adult.

Admission is from the train station main gate and no booking is required.

Health protocols and social distancing will be strictly enforced in the Abbey and on the open air carriages aboard the train.

Bridgetown, Barbados

30 Nov, 2020

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Docked, Shameless and Vision present Palooza: The Premium All White Tropical Cooler Cruise.

Join us on Monday, November 30th 2020, Independence Day on the MV DreamChaser for one big vibe!

Boarding is from 11:30am – 12:45pm

Sailing time: 1pm – 5pm.

Tier 1 (limited) – Bds $65
Tier2 – Bds $80

Purchase Tickets online at

National Heroes Square, Bridgetown, Barbados

30 Nov, 2020

This year Barbados celebrates it 54th Anniversary of Independence with a Salute to the Nation Parade and a National Independence Awards Ceremony.

The presentation of National Independence Awards will performed be by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason. The presentation will be held at the National Heroes Square on Monday, November 30, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The Barbados Regiment will provide the Guard of Honour, while the other troops on Parade will be the Flag Orderlies and the Massed Band of the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Barbados Defence Force.

Prime Minister The Hon. Mia Amor Mottley will deliver a Message to the Nation.

Also in attendance will be Chief Justice Patterson Cheltenham; Leader of the Opposition, Joseph Atherley; National Hero The Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers; Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith; Chief of Staff of the BDF, Colonel Glyne Grannum, National Independence Awardees and specially invited guests.

Persons wanting to view the event may watch it live on CBC TV 8 or online at .