The last Friday of every September is National Youth Day in the UK Caribbean dependency of Turks and Caicos. A public holiday dedicated to celebrating the importance of the islands’ children to its society, families, and future.
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Around a third of the population of Turks and Caicos are under the age of 15, and the islands definitely have a proportionally very large youth population. Thus, it’s not surprising that National Youth Day is observed and is even declared in the Turks and Caicos Constitution.
On National Youth Day, many take the day off work to have fun and relax. Those who have children will take them out for a day at the beach, attend parades, let them take part in sports matches, talent shows, song and dance performances, and traditional games put on by the Department of Youth Affairs.
The whole day is full of all kinds of youth-focused, festive events, and the whole territory is out and celebrating.