Statia Day 2020 - 244th anniversary of the ‘First Salute’

Statia Day was celebrated yesterday, Monday November 16, 2020. It was a day full of celebrations and activities.  

Statia Day is a national holiday celebrated in Sint Eustatius. It celebrates the "First Salute", when Sint Eustatius (known locally as Statia) became the first country to recognize the United States.

Marnix van Rij, Government Commissioner and faction leaders Rechelline Leerdam (PLP) and Adelka Spanner (DP) held a speech during the opening ceremony. Attached the speech of Marnix van Rij.