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Emancipation Day in Anguilla, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands

Emancipation Day in Anguilla, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands is held 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. This event in the first decade of the month August is annual. Help us Help us 
7 August - Emancipation Day in Anguilla, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands
This holiday is the focal point of the Anguilla Summer Festival and commemorates the emancipation of the slaves in 1834.
Come and experience this magical day with the locals from the Bahamas! The atmosphere of this wonderful event will make your vacation a special one! On Emancipation Day, the main events take place in the village of Fox Hill on the island of Nassau. At the Fox Hill Festival you will find many people singing, dancing, eating, and having fun. There is also a regatta at Black Point by Staniel Cay, and there are other smaller events throughout the islands.
In common with most Caribbean countries, slavery in the British Virgin Islands forms a major part of the history of the Territory. One commentator has gone so far as to say: "One of the most important aspects of the History of the British Virgin Islands is slavery."

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