Gibraltar is one of the few remaining colonies in the world, and the only one in Europe. Gibraltar celebrates its National Day on the 10th September, and it is a day not to be missed.
The entire population decks itself out in red and white, the national colors, and takes to the streets for a day of fun, with music, food and drink. It is an affair for everyone of all ages, but if you don't want to stick out like a sore thumb then ensure that you take some red and white clothes.
Nightime is just as spectacular, with a Battle of the Bands which is free to attend, and a fantastic fireworks diplay which lights up the entire Bay.