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    Emancipation Day is a national holiday in Trinidad and Tobago which celebrates the Emancipation of slaves in the British Empire on August 1, 1834. In 1985 Emancipation Day replaced Discovery Day among the holidays of Trinidad and Tobago.

    Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.




    *rummy yuh does have dat tune emancipation by krosfyah?*

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    Bless! Happy Emancipation Day!!

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    Happy Emancipation Day Trinidad and Tobago.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTmudder
    Emancipation Day is a national holiday in Trinidad and Tobago which celebrates the Emancipation of slaves in the British Empire on August 1, 1834. In 1985 Emancipation Day replaced Discovery Day among the holidays of Trinidad and Tobago.

    Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
    Proof that Wikipedia can be a truly poor resource.

    THAT IS UNDENIABLY FALSE.

    Antigua Carnival is a celebration of Emancipation, and the 1st Monday and Tuesday of August has been a holiday for Emancipation Day IN ANTIGUA FOR DECADES.

    Moreover, Barbados, Grenada, St. Kitts, Jamaica and nearly every other country in the Caribbean celebrates Emancipation Day at this point.

    Soooo

    Happy Emancipation Day WEST INDIES
    Last edited by Mystic Xtremist; 08-01-2006 at 07:13 AM.

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    After further protests and petitions in Europe and a spate of slave rebellions (Barbados 1816, Demerara (British Guiana) 1823, Jamaica 1831-1832), the British Parliament passed the Emancipation Act in 1833, to take effect on 1 August 1834. However all the British colonies except Antigua had a period of Apprenticeship, under which the former slaves were obliged to serve the planters from 1 August 1834 to 1 August 1838...

    "...But August 1, 1834 did not mean emancipation for the African slave in the British Caribbean. Field workers had to submit to six years more working as slaves. Only instead of being called slaves, the slaves would now be called apprentices. For the house slaves, their apprenticeship was for four years...

    It is very clear that the British authorities feared that the ex-slaves would simply leave the slave plantation after Emancipation and the sugar producers would be ruined. As a result of this fear, all the planters assemblies, in every colony with the exception of Antigua, all passed a number of police laws to create an apprenticeship system, that forced the ex-slaves to work without payment for 40-1/2 hours a week..."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Xtremist
    Happy Emancipation Day WEST INDIES
    yuh done know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Xtremist
    After further protests and petitions in Europe and a spate of slave rebellions (Barbados 1816, Demerara (British Guiana) 1823, Jamaica 1831-1832), the British Parliament passed the Emancipation Act in 1833, to take effect on 1 August 1834. However all the British colonies except Antigua had a period of Apprenticeship, under which the former slaves were obliged to serve the planters from 1 August 1834 to 1 August 1838...

    "...But August 1, 1834 did not mean emancipation for the African slave in the British Caribbean. Field workers had to submit to six years more working as slaves. Only instead of being called slaves, the slaves would now be called apprentices. For the house slaves, their apprenticeship was for four years...

    It is very clear that the British authorities feared that the ex-slaves would simply leave the slave plantation after Emancipation and the sugar producers would be ruined. As a result of this fear, all the planters assemblies, in every colony with the exception of Antigua, all passed a number of police laws to create an apprenticeship system, that forced the ex-slaves to work without payment for 40-1/2 hours a week..."

    You tell them!!! In fact our grandparents called the holiday August Monday. I think people used to wear all white on that day in the old days and everybody would go to watch a cricket match with their picnic baskets etc.

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    P.S. Happy Emancipation Day everybody!!!!

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    Happy Emancipation Day Sweet TnT

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    happy emancipation trini
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    Happy and Blessed Emancipation Day!!!
    de ORIGINAL ...


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    Its also emancipation day in Guyana too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBloopers
    Its also emancipation day in Guyana too..
    big up yuh chest.


    HAPPY EMANCIPATION GUYANA

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    Happy Emancipation Day To everyone!!!!!

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