“Breaking all barriers, striving for greater achievements under one flag” was the theme of Grenada’s 38th anniversary of independence celebrated February 7th, 2012.
Throughout the island a marvelous display of the colors in the national flag could be seen in all shapes and form. Locals clad in red, green and yellow showed nation pride with creatively designed clothing and headpieces. In most homes, the national dish Oil Down was on the menu. And a visit to any beach where a pot was on firewood and you would surely have found Oil Down simmering down.
In the days preceding Independence Day school children paraded through the streets in their national colors singing songs about Grenada.
The main celebration took place at the National Stadium with a military parade and display of the national flag. Arts and craft were displayed together with traditional mas featuring Maypole, Shortknee and Veiux Coux. The climax of the celebrations was a firework display on the Carenage.