Category: Diversity
Windrush Day around the world in 2025
Image: Windrush Square, London Public Domain

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Dates of Windrush Day
2025 United KingdomJun 22
United Kingdom Sun, Jun 22Observances Holiday
2024 United KingdomJun 22
United Kingdom Sat, Jun 22Observances Holiday
2023 United KingdomJun 22
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2022 United KingdomJun 22
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2021 United KingdomJun 22
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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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