Kirani Day in Grenada
Kirani Day in Grenada is held on September 1. It is not a public holiday. Kirani James, born 1 September 1992, is a Grenadian sprinter who specializes in the 200 and 400 metres. He is Grenada's first and only Olympic medalist. He won the 400 m at the World Championships in 2011 and the 2012 London Olympics. This event in the first decade of the month September is annual. Help us
Grenada is very small. Home to a Blend of Cultures. Not a lot of people live here. It is an island found in in the Caribbean, or West Indies, widely known for its spices, giving it its common nickname as the Spice Isle. Grenada is home to the world's first underwater garden. The Grenada dove is critically endangered.
In 1763, our mainland was named Grenada when the British gained control from the French who had named the country La Grenada. The name originates from Granada given by the Spaniards in the 1520s.
Grenada shares a common Caribbean culture base with many other islands in the Lesser Antilles, including music, literature, greetings and salutations, food, and family structure. Not unlike the United States, ethnic groups remain somewhat segregated on Grenada.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Carnival in Grenada on August 12 (Starts at the beginning of the second full week of August. The most important holiday is Carnival, which traditionally is celebrated on the weekend culminating on Ash Wednesday);
Boxing Day on December 26 (Belgium, Fiji, The Bahamas, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Samoa...);
Grenada Independence Day on February 7 (is celebrates the independence of Grenada from the United Kingdom in 1974);
Grenada Revolution Day on March 13 (In 1979, the socialist New Jewel Movement had overthrown the corrupt and unpopular dictator Eric Gairy in an almost bloodless coup. For years, Gairy ruled through fear.);
Easter in Western Christianity on March 31 (Første påskedag in Norway);
Easter Monday on April 1 (Påskedag in Norway)