Emancipation Day

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Trinidad and Tobago observes the yearly anniversary of slavery's abolishment with a holiday - and was in fact the first country to do so. Made an official holiday in 1985, Emancipation Day is celebrated each August 1st with a series of events organized by the Emancipation Support Committee. The morning begins with Kambulé, aka The Great Commemoration, which involves a procession from the Treasury Building in Port-of-Spain to the Emancipation Village in Queen's Park Savannah. Afterwards there is a cultural presentation that begins at noon, capped off with another procession in the evening.

Location:  Queen's Park Savannah, Queen's Park West, East, North and South

Date:  Aug 1, 2018