Windrush Day around the world in 2021
Windrush Square, London

About Windrush Day

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Dates of Windrush Day
2022 United KingdomJun 22
United Kingdom Wed, Jun 22Observances Holiday
2021 United KingdomJun 22
United Kingdom Tue, Jun 22Observances Holiday
2020 United KingdomJun 22
United Kingdom Mon, Jun 22Observances Holiday
2019 United KingdomJun 22
United Kingdom Sat, Jun 22Observances Holiday
The arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948 heralded a new age of multiculturism in the UK.

On June 22nd, the UK will marks Windrush Day, the date the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in 1948, bringing with it more than 1,000 passengers from the West Indies who would transform British culture for the better.

The call for an official Windrush Day began with author Patrick Vernon, who wrote in the Guardian in 2010 that the date represents ‘a powerful and iconic symbol of the rise of modern-day multicultural Britain’. Vernon began a petition to have June 22nd recognised as a national holiday in 2013 but it wasn’t until 2019 that June 22nd was officially observed as "Windrush Day", giving us a chance to honour and commemorate the Windrush Generation and their legacy.

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