Barbados Independence

Plombagine Cottage is the perfect accommodation for Barbados Independence. Sitting midway between Holetown and Speightstown, this self-catering vacation rental is the ideal place to experience Bajan culture on the Barbados west coast. Prices for this villa start at US $175.00 per night, plus fees and taxes.

Barbados Independence Traditions

Barbados became an independent nation on 30th November 1960. Every year, Barbadians commemorate Independence Day with a wide range of festive activities and traditions. Some of the activities take place during the entire month of November.

Visitors to Barbados will observe many roundabouts and government buildings illuminated with the colours of the Barbados flag: blue, gold and black. In fact, many businesses sponsor a roundabout for the month of November.

The National Independence Festival of Cultural Arts (NIFCA) showcases the artistic talents of participants which include school groups, dancers, local poets, folk singers and others. In addition, there is also an art exhibition. Visitors can contact the National Cultural Foundation to purchase tickets for NIFCA.

Conkies are part of the Barbados Independence tradition. This is a delicacy made of cornmeal, pumpkin, sweet potato, raisins and grated coconut, enveloped and steamed in banana leaves. The preparation and sharing of conkies is a tradition which many Bajans look forward to around Independence Day. Many restaurants also sell conkies for Independence.

Accommodation for Barbados Independence

Celebrated on November 30th, Barbados Independence falls during the tourist high season.  Plombagine Cottage usually sells out early for the high season.  If you are considering booking Plombagine Cottage as your accommodation for Barbados Independence, it is best to secure your dates while they are still available.