Happy independence day Grenada

Grenada won independence from Britain on 7 February 1974.

Interesting facts about Grenada:

– Grenada consists of the island of Grenada itself, two smaller islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, and several small islands.
– Grenada is almost half covered with forests. Grenada is home to at least 1068 species of vascular plants.
– Leatherback turtles – the largest living species of reptile, dating back to the era of dinosaurs – can be seen on the beaches of Grenada.
– There is a lake in Grenada, Grand Etang, which is said to be a bottomless lake because nobody has been able to find its bottom with SONAR. The lake was formed over a dormant volcano.
– Grenada is the home of the world’s first underwater sculpture park.
– Grenada also boasts the oldest functioning water-propelled distillery in the Caribbean – River Antoine Rum Distillery.
– Carnival is the most important holiday in Grenada. It is now celebrated during the second week of August.
– In Grenada, salutations are an important part of daily etiquette.
– A popular breakfast drink on the island is cocoa tea, made from local cocoa and spices. Grenada is home to all three types of cocoa in the world.
– Grenada is known as the “Island of Spice” due to its production of nutmeg and mace crops, as well as other spices. Today, the country supplies almost 40% of the world’s annual crop.
– Grenada also supports its economy by lucrative tuna fish catching, which is done by its people with the help of just 85 boats.

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