Emancipation Day (Trinidad and Tobago)

Emancipation Day is a public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on August 1 each year. The holiday commemorates when the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into force on August 1, 1834.

Trinidad and Tobago became a British crown colony in 1797 and gained independence in 1962. Following the British, slavery was abolished in Trinidad and Tobago in 1834. However, former slaves were required to serve an apprenticeship period as part of the compensation paid to their owners. On August 1, 1838, the apprenticeship system finally ended, and full emancipation was given to the slaves.

Trinidad and Tobago declared a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery on August 1, 1985, and it became the first independent country to celebrate emancipation.

The following is the list of Emancipation Day in Trinidad and Tobago from 2022 to 2026.

Emancipation DayAug 01, 2022Monday
Emancipation DayAug 01, 2023Tuesday
Emancipation DayAug 01, 2024Thursday
Emancipation DayAug 01, 2025Friday
Emancipation DayAug 01, 2026Saturday

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