Emancipation Day is celebrated in various locations in observation generally of the emancipation
It commemorates the day of British slaves in 1834. It is a national holiday marking the day
in the British Empire. The main celebration happens each year in Fox Hill Village near Nassau and
includes a footrace.
On this Day, Barbadians march through the streets towards the statue of Bussa, the Freedom Fighter,
in 1816, in order to gain freedom for the slaves of Barbados.
Emancipation Day is a national holiday in Bermuda. On the island the holiday is known as the first
day of Cupmatch, two day cricket competition, between the opposing St. George's and Somerset cricket clubs.
On August 1st, 1833 the British parliament enacted the Slavery Abolition Act. After 175 years Jamaica celebrate
the historic significance as a national holiday.
A Commonwealth of Puerto Rico official holiday. Slavery Abolition Act in Puerto Rico in 1873 while the
Island was still a colony of Spain.
Saint Kitts and Nevis:
Saint Kitts and Nevis celebrates the day in the 1830s.
The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 ended in the British Empire on August 1, 1834.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
It commemorates the Slavery for 167 years.
Tonga, Emancipation Day is celebrated on June 4th.
Trinidad and Tobago:
Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate
the abolition of slavery.
Turks and Caicos Islands:
The Turks and Caicos Islands observe a national holiday on August 7.
US Virgin Islands:
US Virgin Islands commemorate the day when on 3 July 1848 the island's slaves were emancipated by Governor Peter von Scholten.