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August Religious & Cultural Events / Public Holidays

Emancipation Day

August 01, 2024

Public Holiday

On this momentous day in T&T’s history, a multitude of people assemble for the Canboulay procession, in Port-of-Spain. In 1985, T&T achieved the distinction of being the world’s first country to commemorate the abolition of slavery. It’s prominent and popular Emancipation Day celebrations include an array of lectures, workshops, and concerts, with much of the activity centred around the vibrant LidjYasu Omowale Emancipation Village located in Queen’s Park Savannah.


Independence Day

August 31, 2024

Public Holiday

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