Errol Barrow Day in Barbados

21 Jan 2021  Thu

Errol Barrow Day has been celebrated on January 21 since 1989. The holiday honours Errol Barrow's birthday who was the first Prime Minister of Barbados.

Errol Walton Barrow was born on 21st January 1920, into a family of civic and political activists. From 1961 to 1966, Barrow served as Premier of Barbados. In 1966, Barbados declared its independence from Great Britain (largely due to Barrow's efforts), and Errol Barrow became the country's first Prime Minister. Barbados issued a 50 Dollars banknote 2013 featuring Errol Barrow.

The Obverse of the note depicts the Portrait of the Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow. The note also features a Raised dot to help the blind identify the denomination e.g. five dots equal 50 Dollars the Coat of Arms and the map of Barbados with the location of the capital city, Bridgetown, highlighted. The Reverse of the coin depicts Statue of Errol Walton Barrow located at Independence Square, on the right.

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