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Constitution Day

Constitution Day 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Anguilla

Constitution Day is a public holiday in Anguilla. The date is movable, simply having to come at the end of “August Carnival”.

20249 AugFriConstitution Day
20258 AugFriConstitution Day
20267 AugFriConstitution Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Anguilla has been under a new constitution since 1 April 1982, that gives the country internal self-rule on most matters but that lets the UK handle their external affairs, defence, internal security, judiciary, and a few other matters. That constitution was amended in 1990, but remains essentially the same.

A governor represents the Queen (or king) of the UK, while an elected parliamentary government handles internal affairs. The political system is multi-party and fully democratic. There is a head executive, executive council, a House of Assembly, and a judiciary.

Every Constitution Day, a “Grand Parade of Troupes” is held where colourfully clad costume-wearers from all over the island gather to parade and display the local culture. This follows on the heels of Anguilla’s summer festivals, and is a major local and international event.

Previous Years

202311 AugFriConstitution Day
20225 AugFriConstitution Day
20216 AugFriConstitution Day
20207 AugFriConstitution Day
20199 AugFriConstitution Day
201810 AugFriConstitution Day
201711 AugFriConstitution Day