Watch the National Heroes Day Celebration Livestream

National Heroes Day 2023

Each year on National Heroes Day, the Cayman Islands honours residents who have made valuable contributions to our nation while remembering our National Heroes.  

 The theme for the 2023 National Heroes Day celebration is “Volunteerism and Charitable Services”. Persons and organisations that have given their time, skills and other resources will be publicly recognised for their impact on Caymanian society.  

Attend the Ceremony

Cayman Brac

Saturday, 4 February 2023 
Aston Rutty Centre
10:00 am
Dress code: Business Attire

Watch the Livestream

The ceremonies will be livestreamed on the Cayman Islands Government YouTube channel and on cable.

2023 Programme

See the Grand Cayman 2023 National Heroes Day Programme with full listing of honourees here.

Our National Heroes

The Cayman Islands declared eight persons who have rendered exceptional service as National Heroes. The first national hero, the late Executive Council member Hon. James (Jim) Manoah Bodden, was named in 1994.  In 1996, the second hero, Hon. Sybil Ione McLaughlin, first Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, was named. The nation honoured her legacy when she passed away in 2022.

Hon. Leila Elberta Ross-Shier who is best remembered for composing the National Song, "Beloved Isle Cayman", was the latest national hero declared in 2021.

Visit our National Heroes page to read about these outstanding individuals and their extraordinary contributions to our Islands.