Today is January 21st, Errol Barrow Day in Barbados, where I live.  Just like the American’s have Martin Luther King Day, Barbadians celebrate the birthday of the man who led Barbados to Independence from Britain on a rainy night on the Garrison Savannah on November 30th, 1966.

Errol Barrow

First Prime Minister of Barbados

Here is a picture of the life sized statue of the Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow – one of the ten National Heroes of Barbados.

Errol Barrow statue

The Errol Barrow Statue

Here’s some more details about him – and you can search the underlying site to find out more about Barbados, too.

Ok! Off to my holiday for the day!

Bajan Tidbit – Because we were colonized only by the British, we drive on the left side of the road, rather than the right, like the majority of the road.  It’s always hard when I have to drive in the US…   haha!


4 Responses

  1. bajan… It blows me away that you talk of independence and it is a current event. 1966. We in America talk of independence as history and sadly I think we have lost an appreciation for the independence men have died for. The thought speaks to our freedom found in Christ. We are blown away by its’ magnificence at first, then sadly neglect it. Father forgive me…

    Thanks for the Bim insight!

    • Yeah Arch… you’ve hit the nail on the head. This post was going to be titled ‘Independence’ and you’re right – I did want to tie it in to our freedom from slavery to sin and independence through the Father of Independence: our Heavenly Father… but time got away from me, so I modified my focus. But, as usual, you see underneath to the real meat of the matter.

      And again, you’re right – we get excited about our freedom in Christ, and then get too accustomed to it… it becomes nothing in our eyes. ‘Familiarity breeds contempt’, as they say….

  2. Oh my, 1966 – that was only yesterday! We do take freedom for granted, yet so many people in the world can only still dream of it!
    Happy celebrations!

    • Thank you, my dear!

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