Emancipation Day in Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica
Emancipation Day in Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica is held on August 1. Celebration of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended the slavery in the British Empire, generally celebrated as a part of Carnival, as the Caribbean Carnival takes place at this time. This event in the first decade of the month August is annual. Help us
Today, Carnival is an act of celebration for freedom throughout the entire Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora across the world where people celebrate their culture and remember all the pain that their ancestors endured. Historians believe the first "modern" Caribbean Carnival originated in Trinidad and Tobago in the late 18th century when a flood of French settlers brought the Fat Tuesday masquerade party tradition with them to the island, although Fat Tuesday celebrations were almost certainly taking place at least a century before that. The Caribbean Carnival has been transported to North America and Europe through the migration of Caribbean peoples.
On emancipation the freed African slaves of the Caribbean transformed the European festival forever into a celebration of the end of slavery. The Carnival festival had a new cultural form derived from their own African heritage and the new Creole artistic cultures developed in the Caribbean. It is the Caribbean Carnival that is exported to large cities all over the world.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Abolition Day on June 10 (French Guiana);
Emancipation Day in Grenada on August 7 (on the first monday of august);
Emancipation Day in Anguilla, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands on August 7 (celebrated on the first Monday of August. Celebration of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended the slavery in the British Empire, generally celebrated as a part of Carnival, as the Caribbean Carnival takes place at this time);
Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet on March 28 (Day of the liberation of Tibetans from serfdom in China, Tibet)