Today is National Windrush Day, marking 75 years since the Empire Windrush ship docked at Tilbury, in Essex, bringing the first of the Windrush Generation to the UK, but the national day is about more than just one moment in history.

It’s about communities coming together to reminisce and celebrate the immense contributions that people from the Caribbean have made to Britain and will continue to make. It’s also about celebrating the national status given to the ongoing legacy of the Windrush Generation, through a day that’s observed not only by Caribbean communities but by people up and down the country stopping to remember and saying thanks for what we have done for the UK.

National Windrush Day was introduced in June 2018, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Windrush Generation’s arrival. Since then, National Windrush Day has been celebrated across the country every year on 22 June, to celebrate the incredible contribution made by them, and their descendants, to the UK.