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Abolition of Slavery

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National Event - Le Morne Public Beach
Sat 01 Feb 2020
Abolition of Slavery

Date: 01 February

Slavery was abolished on the island in 1835 by the British, following the vote of the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833 by the British Parliament. Each year, to celebrate the abolition of slavery, concerts and commemorative events are organized throughout the island, especially at Le Morne, a symbolic place, which was the refuge of many runaway slaves

Organiser : Ministry of Arts and Culture