John Mackintosh Square - Gibraltar Day Celebrations
The 10th September is National Day in Gibraltar - also known as Gibraltar Day. John Mackintosh Square and Casemates Square are venues for the celebrations.
National Day celebrates the first sovereignty referendum of 10 September 1967; in 1967 and 2002 the people of Gibraltar voted to remain British.
On National Day everyone wears national colours; many shops including Marks & Spencerís stock red and white clothes.
It is a fun day for everyone; fairground rides for children, a street party with live music and fireworks.
Gibraltar is full of history - our history - for the UK has many links which include a long ago resident of Twickenham who was involved in negotiating the Treaty of Utrecht which ceded Gibraltar to Britain in 1713 - he, the Earl of Strafford, lived next door in Gifford Lodge
Places of interest in Gibraltar include Catalan Bay, Sandy Bay, Harding's Battery, the Lighthouse and the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, the Queen's Balcony, St Michael's Cave
, the Moorish Castle
, the Trafalgar Cemetery
, the Alameda Botanic Gardens
, Commonwealth Gardens
, Queensway Quay Marina, Ocean Village Marina, Camp Bay Lido, Gorhamís Caves
and Viewing Platform
World InfoZone information on Gibraltar
Available soon, the latest edition of "Gibraltar Alive - a scenic view of the Rock"