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Emancipation
Emancipation
Day is observed in many former European colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States
United States
on various dates to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent. It is also observed in other areas in regard to the abolition of serfdom or other forms of Involuntary servitude. Slavery
Slavery
has been one of the most controversial and significant issues throughout history. The brutality that many slaves had to endure during these times caused uproar throughout many colonies, which spread to the movement of emancipation and the abolishment of slavery. Across the world, the amount of slavery that occurred in multiple countries was astounding, but each country has their own history on how slavery was emancipated. Denmark
Denmark
was actually the first country in 1792 to abolish its slave trade. Throughout time, many countries thereafter sought to gain freedom for those who were enslaved.

Contents

1 Caribbean

1.1 August 1, 1834

1.1.1 Barbados 1.1.2 Jamaica 1.1.3 Trinidad and Tobago

1.2 Thursday before the first Monday in August 1.3 First Monday in August

2 Canada

2.1 Ontario

3 South Africa 4 United States

4.1 Florida 4.2 Georgia 4.3 District of Columbia 4.4 Mississippi 4.5 Texas 4.6 Kentucky 4.7 Puerto Rico 4.8 U.S. Virgin Islands

5 See also 6 References

Caribbean[edit] August 1, 1834[edit] The Slavery
Slavery
Abolition Act 1833, which abolished slavery throughout the British Empire (with the exceptions "of the Territories in the Possession of the East India Company", the "Island of Ceylon" and "the Island of Saint Helena"; the exceptions were eliminated in 1843), came into force the following year, on 1 August 1834. Only slaves below the age of six were freed. Former slaves over the age of six were redesignated as "apprentices" required to work, 40 hours per week without pay, as part of compensation payment to their former owners. Full emancipation was finally achieved at midnight on 31 July 1838.[1] Barbados[edit] Emancipation
Emancipation
Day in Barbados
Barbados
is part of the annual "Season of Emancipation", which began in 2005. The Season runs from April 14 to August 23.[2][3] Commemorations include:

the anniversary of the Bussa's rebellion, a major slave rebellion in 1816, April 14 National Heroes Day, April 28; Crop Over
Crop Over
festival, which includes May, June and the first week of August Africa Day, May 25 Day of National Significance, which commemorates the Labour Rebellion of 1937, July 26 Emancipation
Emancipation
Day, August 1 birthday of Marcus Garvey, August 17 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23

Emancipation
Emancipation
Day celebrations usually feature a Walk from Independence Square in Bridgetown to the Heritage Village at the Crop Over Bridgetown Market on the Spring Garden Highway. At the Heritage Village, in addition to a concert, there is a wreath-laying ceremony as a tribute to the ancestors. Traditionally, the Prime Minister, the Minister for Culture, and representatives of the Commission for Pan African Affairs are among those laying wreaths. Jamaica[edit]

Emancipation
Emancipation
Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaica
2004

Emancipation
Emancipation
Day is part of a week long cultural celebration in Jamaica, during this time Jamaicans also commemorate Jamaican Independence Day on August 6, 1962. Both August 1 and August 6 are public holidays. Emancipation
Emancipation
Day had stopped being observed as a nation holiday in 1962 at the time of independence.[4] It was reinstated as a national public holiday under The Holidays (Public General) Act 1998 after a six-year campaign led by Rex Nettleford, among others.[3][5][6] Traditionally people would keep at vigil on July 31 and at midnight ring church bell and play drums in parks and public squares to re-enact the first moments of freedom for enslaved Africans.[7] On Emancipation
Emancipation
Day there is a reenactment of the reading of the Emancipation
Emancipation
Declaration in town centres especially Spanish Town which was the seat of the Jamaican government when the Emancipation
Emancipation
Act was passed in 1838. Emancipation
Emancipation
Park, a public park in Kingston, opened on the eve of Emancipation
Emancipation
Day, July 31, 2002, is named in commemoration of Emancipation
Emancipation
Day.[8][9] Trinidad and Tobago[edit] On 1 August 1985 Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
became the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.[10] It replaced Columbus Discovery Day, which commemorated the arrival of Christopher Columbus at Moruga on 31 July 1498, as a national public holiday.[11][12] The commemoration begins the night before with an all-night vigil and includes religious services, cultural events, street processions past historic landmarks, addresses from dignitaries including an address from the President of Trinidad and Tobago and ends with an evening of shows that include a torchlight procession to the national stadium[13].[14] Thursday before the first Monday in August[edit]

Bermuda
Bermuda
celebrates its Emancipation
Emancipation
day on this date, placing it in either July or August.[15]

First Monday in August[edit] Some countries observe the holiday as "August Monday".

Antigua
Antigua
celebrates carnival on and around 1st Monday of August. Since 1834 Antigua
Antigua
and Barbuda have observed the end of slavery. The first Monday and Tuesday in August was observed as a bank holiday so the populace can celebrate Emancipation
Emancipation
Day. Monday is J'ouvert, a street party that mimics the early morning emancipation. Anguilla: In addition to commemorating emancipation, it is the first day of "August Week", the Anguillian Carnival
Carnival
celebrations. J'ouvert is celebrated August 1, as Carnival
Carnival
commences. The Bahamas: Celebrations are mainly concentrated in Fox Hill Village, Nassau, a former slave village whose inhabitants, according to folklore, heard about their freedom a week after everyone else on the island. The celebration known as the Bay Fest, beginning on August 1 and lasting several days, is held in the settlement of Hatchet Bay on the island of Eleuthera, and "Back to the Bay" is held in the settlement of Tarpum Bay, also on Eleuthera. British Virgin Islands: The first Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of August are celebrated as "August Festival". Saint Kitts and Nevis: The first Monday and Tuesday are celebrated as " Emancipation
Emancipation
Day" and also "Culturama" in Nevis. Dominica: The first Monday is celebrated as August Monday. Grenada: The first Monday in August is celebrated as "Emancipation Day" with Cultural activities. Martinique
Martinique
commemorates emancipation with a national holiday on May 22,[16] marking the slave resistance on that day in 1848 that forced Governor Claude Rostoland to issue a decree abolishing slavery.[17] Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe
commemorates emancipation on May 27.[16] Saint Martin
Saint Martin
has a week-long celebration around May 27, commemorating the abolition of slavery.[18]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Canada[edit] The Slavery
Slavery
Abolition Act 1833 ended slavery in the British Empire on August 1, 1834, and thus also in Canada. However, the first colony in the British Empire to abolish slavery was Upper Canada, now Ontario. John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (1791–1796), passed an Act Against Slavery
Slavery
in 1793, which led to the abolition of slavery in Upper Canada
Upper Canada
by 1810. It was superseded by the Slavery
Slavery
Abolition Act 1833. While the date of the First August Monday holiday in Canada is historically linked to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1834, not all of provinces commemorate the holiday as such. Ontario[edit] In 2008, the Province of Ontario
Ontario
dedicated August 1 as "Emancipation Day"[19] Toronto, the capital city of Ontario, also hosts Caribana, which is held the first Monday in August. Started in 1967, it has become the largest Caribbean festival in North America.[citation needed] It is a two-week celebration, culminating in the long weekend with the Kings and Queens Festival, "Caribana" parade and Olympic Island activities. Locally, the August Holiday in Toronto
Toronto
has been designated as "Simcoe Day" to commemorate Ontario's first Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe, who in 1793 approved legislation to abolish slavery in Upper Canada, now Ontario, the first jurisdiction in the British Empire to do so. South Africa[edit]

Emancipation
Emancipation
Day celebrations in Greenmarket Square, Cape Town
Cape Town
at midnight, 1 December 2016.

The Slavery
Slavery
Abolition Act of 1833 came into full effect in the Cape Colony on the 1st December 1838 after a four-year period of forced apprenticeship. About 39,000 enslaved people were freed and £1.2 million[20] (roughly equivalent to £4,175,000,000 as a proportion of GDP in 2016 pounds)[21] – of £3 million originally set aside by the British government – was paid out in compensation to 1,300 former slave holding farmers in the colony.[20] On the 1st December is celebrated as Emancipation
Emancipation
Day in South Africa most notably in the city of Cape Town.[22] United States[edit] Florida[edit]

Emancipation
Emancipation
Day Parade Lincolnville, Florida, 1920s

The state of Florida
Florida
observes emancipation in a ceremonial day on May 20. In the capital, Tallahassee, Civil War reenactors
Civil War reenactors
playing the part of Major General
Major General
Edward McCook and other union soldiers act out the speech General McCook gave from the steps of the Knott House on May 20, 1865.[23] This was the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in Florida.[24] Georgia[edit] Emancipation
Emancipation
Day is celebrated each May in Thomaston, Georgia. It is the state's oldest Emancipation
Emancipation
Day celebration.[25] William Guilford was an early organizer of the event first held in 1866. District of Columbia[edit]

Celebrating abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, April 19, 1866

The District of Columbia
District of Columbia
celebrates April 16 as Emancipation
Emancipation
Day. On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation
Emancipation
Act (an act of Compensated emancipation) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia.[26] The Act freed about 3,100 slaves in the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
nine months before President Lincoln issued his broader Emancipation
Emancipation
Proclamation. The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation
Emancipation
Act represents the only example of compensation by the federal government to former owners of emancipated slaves.[27] On January 4, 2005, Mayor Anthony A. Williams
Anthony A. Williams
signed legislation making Emancipation
Emancipation
Day an official public holiday in the District.[28] Although Emancipation
Emancipation
Day occurs on April 16, by law when April 16 falls during a weekend, Emancipation
Emancipation
Day is observed on the nearest weekday.[29] This affects the Internal Revenue Service's due date for tax returns, which traditionally must be submitted by April 15. As the federal government observes the holiday, it causes the federal and all state tax deadlines to be moved to the 18th if Emancipation
Emancipation
Day falls on the weekend and to the 17th if Emancipation Day falls on a Monday.[30] Each year, activities will be held during the public holiday including the traditional Emancipation
Emancipation
Day parade celebrating the freedom of enslaved persons in the District of Columbia. The Emancipation
Emancipation
Day celebration was held yearly from 1866 to 1901. Mississippi[edit] In Columbus, Mississippi, Emancipation
Emancipation
Day is celebrated on May 8, known locally as "Eighth o' May". As in other southern states, the local celebration commemorates the date in 1865 when African Americans in eastern Mississippi learned of their freedom. Though federal law outlawed slavery in the state, Mississippi itself did not ratify the federal constitutional amendment abolishing slavery until February 7, 2013.[31] Texas[edit] Main article: Juneteenth In Texas, Emancipation
Emancipation
Day is celebrated on June 19. It commemorates the announcement in Texas of the abolition of slavery made on that day in 1865. It is commonly known as Juneteenth. Since the late 20th century, this date has gained recognition beyond Texas, and has been proposed for a national Emancipation
Emancipation
Day. Kentucky[edit] Emancipation
Emancipation
Day is celebrated on August 8 in Paducah, McCracken county and Russellville, Logan county Kentucky. According to the Paducah Sun newspaper, this is the anniversary of the day slaves in this region learned of their freedom in 1865. Puerto Rico[edit] Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
celebrates Emancipation
Emancipation
Day (Día de la Abolición de Esclavitud), an official holiday, on March 22. Slavery
Slavery
was abolished in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
in 1873 while the island was still a colony of Spain.[32] U.S. Virgin Islands[edit] The United States Virgin Islands
United States Virgin Islands
celebrates Emancipation
Emancipation
Day as an official holiday on July 3. It commemorates the abolition of slavery by Danish Governor Peter von Scholten
Peter von Scholten
on July 3, 1848. See also[edit]

Abolitionism Slave Trade Acts Kwanzaa Thirteenth Amendment to the United States
United States
Constitution

References[edit]

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Trinidad and Tobago
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Trinidad and Tobago
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Emancipation
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Emancipation
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Martinique
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Season of Emancipation
Emancipation
in Barbados
Barbados
(April 14 to August 23)

Anniversary of Bussa's rebellion National Heroes Day Crop Over Africa Day Day of National Significance Emancipation
Emancipation
Day birthday of Marcus Garvey International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade

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