Falklands Day

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Falklands Day
Observed byFalkland Islanders
TypeNational day of Falkland Islands.
Date14 August [1][2][3]
Related to Falkland Islands

Falklands Day is the celebration of the first sighting of the Falkland Islands by John Davis in 1592, and is celebrated on 14 August.[4]

It was once seen as the national day of the Falklands, but has largely been replaced by Liberation Day which commemorates the end of the Falklands War. Falkland Day ceased be to a public holiday in 2002 when the Executive Council moved the holiday to provide for the re-introduction of Peat Cutting Monday, on the first Monday in October.[5]


  1. ^ "Falkland Day in Falkland Islands". www.timeanddate.com.
  2. ^ "Peoples of the Americas". Marshall Cavendish. 8 August 1999 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Holiday Article".
  4. ^ "Falklands' Day celebrated on 14 August remembers first recorded sighting by John Davis in 1592". MercoPress. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  5. ^ "Falkland Islands Public Holidays". Falkland Islands government. Retrieved 2018-03-04.