Falklands Day is held on August 14. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us
Falkland Day is no longer considered a legal holiday so even if you are a resident of the island you will not get the day off. Falklands Day is celebrated on August 14 every year to commemorate the first sighting of the Falkland Islands in 1592. It was once seen as the national day of the Falklands, but has largely been replaced by Liberation Day which commemorates the end of the Falklands War. Falkland Day ceased be to a public holiday in 2002 when the Executive Council moved the holiday to provide for the re-introduction of Peat Cutting Monday, on the first Monday in October (Peat Cutting Day).
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