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Emancipation Day


Event Details

This event is running from 1 August 2015 until 1 August 2020. It is next occurring on August 1, 2019


In 1833 Thomas Buxton presented The Emancipation Bill. The Act came into effect on 1 August 1834. 150 years later, on 1 August 1985 the government of Trinidad and Tobago declared Emancipation Day a national holiday to remember the abolition of slavery.

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