Statia Day is a national holiday celebrated in the Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius, a special municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.[1][2] It celebrates the "First Salute", when Sint Eustatius (known locally as Statia) became the first country to recognize the United States.[2]

Statia Day
Observed by Sint Eustatius
DateNovember 16


  1. ^ "Sint Eustatius travel".
  2. ^ a b Gibbs, Natasja (18 November 2018). "Statia Day: Islanders celebrate with mixed feelings". Caribisch Netwerk. Retrieved 2020-04-13.