Thursday, 26 August, 2021 is officially a public holiday in commemoration of the late Sir Lester Bryant Bird, who passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on 9 August, 2021.
The twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda will pause to pay its respect and celebrate the life of the national hero and former Prime Minister on Thursday. The remembrance service starts at 10 a.m. at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. You can watch the proceedings live on television or stream online with Antigua/Barbuda Broadcasting Services (ABS) via www.facebook.com/abstvradio.
While the beaches are off-limits, there are many great ways to spend the day, in honour of the outstanding sportsman, lawyer and parliamentarian. From sightseeing to soaking in the sunset, while still keeping your distance in accordance with coronavirus restrictions.
Enjoy exceptional hospitality and sample some of the finest cuisines on the island in a stylish accommodation set in a magnificent location. Tantalize your taste buds with mouthwatering dishes and desserts and a few drinks at your favourite restaurant.
For pure relaxation, book the best massages. A heavenly spa or in-home massage is the perfect way to wind down after a fun-filled day of hiking, touring, dining out, or just relaxing by the pool on a Day Pass, as you watch the sun disappears beyond the horizon.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, have a safe day and stay healthy!
UK: All persons entering or returning to the United Kingdom must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to three days before airport departure.
USA: All air passengers arriving in the United States from a foreign country must be tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.
CANADA: Fully vaccinated travelers are permitted to enter Canada and not be subjected to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on Day 8.
KEEP THE COAST CLEAN If you're heading to the beach over the coming weekend, remember to leave nothing but your footprints. Take your trash with you, collect any that you find, and dispose of it in any bins you see, including the Adoptacoastline bins you may find around the island.