November 1 marks the independence day of the Caribbean Islands, Antigua and Barbuda. Nicknamed the “Land of 365 Beaches,” Antigua and Barbuda lie between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The islands also include the smaller islands Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden, York and to the south – Redonda.
More specifically, Antigua and Barbuda are situated in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Its name is derived from the Virgin of La Antigua in the Seville Cathedral.
Antigua and Barbuda were previously a sovereign state of the British Empire until its independence on this day in 1981. Nevertheless, it remains a member of Britain’s Commonwealth. Because of which the islands draw heavy influence from Britain.
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Yet and still, there are many rich landmarks that are rarely spoken about in mainstream history.
Let’s delve deeper into five historical sites present on the islands: