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Tag: Falkland Islands Day

  • Saturday, August 15th 2020 - 09:45 UTC

    Falklands Day celebrated with a presentation at FIGO in London

    Representative Richard Hyslop together with lawmakers remarks in the presentation that the Falklands Day is “the day we remember the first recorded sighting of the then uninhabited Falkland Islands”

    Falklands Day is the celebration of the first sighting of the Falkland Islands by John Davis in 1592 and is commemorated on 14 August. It was once seen as the National Day of the Falklands but has largely been replaced by Liberation Day which commemorates the end of the Falklands War.

  • Monday, August 19th 2013 - 18:53 UTC

    Falklands’ Day celebrated on 14 August remembers first recorded sighting by John Davis in 1592

    John Davis the English explorer and his vessel ‘Desire’

    Falkland Islands Day was celebrated last Wednesday 14 August with a reception at Government House in Stanley hosted by Governor Nigel Haywood. The date marks the first recorded sighting of the Falklands on 14 August 1592 by English explorer John Davis who captaining the 120-ton vessel ‘Desire’ in that month was blown by a storm into ‘certaine Isles never before discovered’. Davis account was published in 1600 in London by Richard Hakluyt.