Grenada will on Sunday hold official celebrations to mark the island’s 42nd Independence anniversary.
The theme chosen this year is “Striving towards our destiny with faith and courage as one people.”
Culture Minister, Senator Brenda Hood is encouraged locals to show up in large numbers at the National Cricket Stadium at Queen’s Park to celebrate the country’s achievements over the past 42 years.
The official celebration kicked off last Sunday with a church service at the Blessed Sacrament Church at Grand Anse in St George.
Sen. Hood told reporters that today (Friday) will be observed as National Colours Day and urged everyone on the island to exercise their patriotism.
“I want to encourage each and every one of you to really wear the colours – whatever you feel comfortable with. Then we have an inter-ministerial competition among the various Ministries and they will be awarded prizes so I guess they all are beautifying (their respective ministries).
The celebration for Independence will commence at 10.00 a.m to be followed by the Made in Grenada Exposition.
Sen. Hood announced that buses will be provided from each constituency to assist persons in attending Sunday’s event.
” I’m saying this because Monday is holiday…you can come with your families and have a good time. The military parade and cultural display will take place and there is also the Made in Grenada Expo, so all of this will happen earlier and the Made in Grenada Expo will start about 1.00 p.m. and there will be lots of activities for children,” she told reporters.
There will also be fireworks at 6. 30 p.m to bring the curtains down on the official events.