Statia Day in Sint Eustatius Date in the current year: November 16, 2016

Statia Day in Sint Eustatius Flag Day, also known as Statia Day, is a public holiday in the special municipality of the Netherlands Sint Eustatius. It is celebrated on November 16 to commemorate the adoption of the flag of Sint Eustatius in 2004.

The island of Sint Eustatius is one of the Leeward Islands. Prior to 2010, it had been part of the Netherlands Antilles. When the Netherlands Antilles were dissolved, it became a special municipality along with Bonaire and Saba. These three islands are collectively known as the BES islands.

The flag of Sint Eustatius was adopted on November 16, 2004. It is a rectangular divided into four five-sided blue squares with red fimbriation. In the center, there is a white field in the shape of a rhombus. The white rhombus contains a green silhouette of the island and a five-pointed golden star.

Flag Day in Sint Eustatius is also known as Statia Day, because the locals affectionately call the island Statia or Statius. The national holiday of Sint Eustatius was established to celebrate the heritage and culture of the island. It is marked with flag hoisting ceremonies, official speeches, parades, and other festive events. The whole week leading up to the holiday is full of parties and celebrations.

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