Slavery Abolition Day
Slavery Abolition Day is held on May 27. Guadeloupe, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin. This event in the third decade of the month May is annual. Help us
In Guadeloupe, Abolition Day is a public holiday observed every 27 May, when the final abolition of slavery was proclaimed and enforced in Guadeloupe in 1848.
"On October 9 th is com- mémorée the end of slavery St. Barthelemy. As a holiday, instead of 27 May, the day commemorating the end of slavery in Guadeloupe (and dependencies). It is the obstinacy of Richard Lédée that we owe this official recognition of the his- tory to our own island. It was indeed possession of the crown when it was proclaimed Swedish late, October 9th is celebrated the abolition of slavery St. Barthelemy for the Swedish krona an island that would have remained on the sidelines." (Acte of Justice, dated 28 December 1810)
Saint Martin has a week-long celebration around May 27, commemorating the abolition of slavery (1847).
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Abolition Day on June 10 (French Guiana);
Emancipation Day in Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica 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);
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);