Today is Independence Day in The Bahamas and as such is a National holiday. If you aren’t aware, the Bahamas is a relatively new country that used to be part of the United Kingdom.
“On July 10, 1973, The Bahamas became a free and sovereign country, ending 325 years of peaceful British rule. However, The Bahamas is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and we celebrate July 10th as Bahamian Independence Day.”
“The Bahamas (/bəˈhɑːməz/ ( listen)), known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an archipelagic state within the Lucayan Archipelago. It consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic); northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands; southeast of the US state of Florida and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The designation of “the Bahamas” can refer either to the country or to the larger island chain that it shares with the Turks and Caicos Islands. As stated in the mandate/manifesto of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Bahamas territory encompasses 470,000 km2(180,000 sq mi) of ocean space.” Wikipedia
So as far as time goes the Common Wealth of the Bahamas has now existed for 44 years and is termed a developing country. The beauty of the country , the sea and the people make for a truly special place not only for Bahamians but for visitors from around the world.
Here’s a short video in celebration of the day!