The National day of Saint Kitts and Nevis is on September 19, 1983. It gained independence from the United Kingdom. It is an island state and smallest sovereign country. The National Day takes place after its National Heroes Day.
The national anthem of Saint Kitts and Nevis is “O Land of Beauty.” It was composed and written by Kenrick Georges. This national anthem was adopted by Saint Kitts and Nevis when it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1983.
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Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag
The national flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis consists of a black band with yellow edges and two stars within the yellow band. This band divides the flag’s green triangle on the upper side and red triangle on the lower side. Saint Kitts and Nevis adopted this flag in 1983. Previously, Saint Kitts and Nevis had the flag of Saint Christopher Nevis- Anguilla as they were united as a colony. It is believed that the flag uses the colors of the Pan-Africanist movement.
The colors of the flag represent cultural, religious, and political harmony of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The green color in the flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis represents its fertile land, and its red color symbolizes its struggle for freedom. The black color is used to represent its African culture and heritage, while the white stars are used to represent liberty and hope.
The national language ofSaint Kitts and Nevis is English. Though, the dialect of English spoken in Saint Kitts and Nevis is Leeward Caribbean Creole. Around 40,000 people of Nevis speak it. It does not have the status of the official language of Nevis. The origin of this dialect dates back to the 17th century when Africans were enslaved and brought to work. They were forced to learn English quickly for labor work, and hence, their West African language was mixed with English words, and this dialect was formed.
Capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Basseterre is the capital city of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Its population as of 2018 is 14,000. It is located at the southwestern coast of Saint Kitts and Nevis. This city was founded in 1627. It was the capital of the French colony of Saint Christopher Nevis. This city has a history of disastrous invasions, colonial wars, hurricanes, and other natural catastrophes. It was rebuilt after a fire in 1867.
This city has a tropical rain forest climate. The temperature remains constant in Basseterre throughout the year. It does not have any dry season, and all months there is 60-degree mm of perspiration. The average temperature throughout the year in this city is 27c.
The national currency of Saint Kitts and Nevis is a Western Caribbean dollar. Both cash and credit are accepted in this currency in Saint Kitts and Nevis. US Dollar is also widely accepted in Saint Kitts and Nevis. However, US coins are not accepted in this country, and change is given in the Western Caribbean dollar only, which is not usable in another part of the world.
The national dress of Saint Kitts and Nevis was selected in a National Wear Design competition on September 1, 2003. Dwayne Weekes designed both men and women outfits. The men dress constituted of a straw hat that protects from hot days in the sun. The shirt is short sleeved, and V necked and is made from off white cotton cloth. This dress for men is similar to traditional African shirts. Pants are beige colored and reflect the fabric worn during colonial times.
Women dress composes a headscarf for protection. The dress is made of off white cotton and a flared petticoat at the bottom. A short lap skirt is worn over man dress to protect it from dirt. Also, a wrap is draped around the dress’s waist and a drawstring bag.
Kenrick Georges wrote the national anthem of Saint Kitts and Nevis. However, there is no national poet of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Robet L. Bradshaw Airport, also known as Golden Rock Airport is the main airport of Saint Kitts and Nevis. It is located in the northwest of Basseterre.
The national museum of Saint Kitts and Nevis is the National Museum located in Basseterre. It is a compact museum built in 1894. It exhibits the local and cultural heritage of Saint Kitts and Nevis. It is located in the building that was constructed as a treasury building in the past. However, when the treasury was moved to another building in 1996, it was converted into a museum. And in 2002, the museum was opened. It was at one time also used as an entry point for the pier. It is also home to the national trust of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The national library of Saint Kitts and Nevis is named as Charles A. Halbert Public Library. It is located in the city of Basseterre. A fire in 1982 burnt the building of library after which it was shifted to a temporary building for a few years and shifted back to an old building in 1997.
Warner Park Sports Complex is a sports and athletic facility located in Basseterre city. This stadium hosted the World Cup of 2007. It is named after the explorer, Sir Thomas Warner, who established the country’s first colony. Its one segment contains cricket pitches and pavilion. It also features a media center. This stadium has a seating capacity of 4000 people, and with temporary stands, it can accommodate about 10000 people during large events. This stadium was largely financed by Taiwan and was made in the cost of 12 million US dollar. It also contains a football stadium at the western side of the stadium that contains a seating capacity of 3500 people.
The national sport of Saint Kitts and Nevis is Cricket. West Indies constituted many players from other counties and states of St. Lucia, Antigua, Jamaica, United States Virgin states, and many others including Saint Kitts and Nevis. The football team of Saint Kitts and Nevis is also getting popular and winning matches.
Wingfield and Cayon are the permanent rivers of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Others are intermittent streams.
Mount Liamuiga is the highest mountain of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Nevis Peak is also a high mountain in Saint Kitts and Nevis. However, there is no official national mountain in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Jamaica does not have an official zoo. Jamaica Zoo and Hope Zoo are the biggest zoo in the country and are located in Kingston.
The national flower of Saint Kitts and Nevis is Poinciana, also known as flamboyant. It is named after the first French Governor of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Monsieur de Poincy. The scientific name of Poinciana is Delonix Regia. It has its origin from Madagascar.
The national tree of Saint Kitts and Nevis is Flamboyant. French Governor, Monsieur de Poincy introduced it in Saint Kitts and Nevis. It is originated from Madagascar. It is one of the most attractive tropical trees. It grows very rapidly, and it requires deep soil for its roots.
National animal of Saint Kitts and Nevis is a pelican. In March and April, it lays three opaque and white eggs. Its upper body is chestnut colored, and lower body is white in young age. When it grows older, its feathers grow dark in color. It resides in short trees and scrubs and is one of the endangered species of the planet.
The national bird of Saint Kitts and Nevis is brown Pelican.
The national food of Saint Kitts and Nevis is stewed salt fish that is served with dumplings and plantains. It is a blend of local vegetables and spices and has distinct native taste and flavor. Jacqueline Ryan created it. It is a delicious and popular dish of Saint Kitts and Nevis and is served to guests and eaten in dinner as well.
The national drink of Saint Kitts and Nevis is Cane Spirits Rothschild. It is made from fresh sugar canes.
Rum is also the most popular drink of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The Brinley Gold Company manufactures its rum in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Whit Monday on June 10th is the national holiday of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Emancipation day is another national holiday of Saint Kitts and Nevis that occurs on the 5th of August each year. Culturama Day Is celebrated on 6th August each year.
The Gross domestic product of Saint Kitts and Nevis is 945.9 million US dollar as of 2017. Its GNI per capita is 26, 300 PPP dollar per capita as of 2017. The economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis largely depends on the growth of sugar cane; however, its low demand has affected the economy in recent years. The economy is showing mix growth since 2002, with some sectors growing rapidly while others are declining.