Westarctica's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Westarctica's 20th Anniversary Celebration is an event that will occur on 6 November 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The purpose of the event is to celebrate Westarctica's 20 years of history as an independent nation-state. The theme of the event will be "20 Years on Ice."
Planning for the event began during Royal Council meetings in 2019. Most ministers favored an extravagant event, tentatively called the "Glacier Ball." However, due to the events of 2020 and the COVID-19 restrictions on travel and public gatherings, it was later decided to tone down the event and make it a small gathering of devoted Westarctican citizens. Details of the event were finalized and the location of Charlotte, North Carolina was chosen in June 2021. Registration was opened and announced to citizens on 18 July 2021.
Although the event has yet to be conducted, there are already fourteen registered attendees, as on 16 August 2021. Assuming all registered individuals attend, the event will be notable for a number of reasons, including:
- Being the largest in-person gathering of active government officials in the nation's history with seven (the current record is four).
- Being the largest in-person gathering of citizens in the nation's history with fourteen (the current record is eight).
- Being the largest in-person gathering of current and former heads of Government and State in the nation's history with four individuals (the current record is two).
- Being the largest attendance for an event that Westarctica has ever hosted (this is expected to be eclipsed when the nation hosts MicroCon in 2022).