Gibraltar celebrates its National Day on 10th September every year. Why 10th September?
On 10th September 1967 Gibraltar voted to keep its ties with Britain and not transfer to Spanish rule. The British Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, was present at this year’s Gibraltar National Day celebrations. Cleverly, was on a private visit to the Rock with his family, followed the celebrations from a balcony in Casemates, (the main square) but did not take part in the official events. It is the first time that, even on a private visit, a British Foreign Secretary has been in Gibraltar for its National Day, which was also attended by members of a delegation of UK parliamentarians and a representative group of British Overseas Territories leaders including Mark Brooks and Dax Richards representing St Helena