Emancipation Day

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Emancipation Day in Belize in 2024

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Dates of Emancipation Day
2025 Belize Friday, August 1stEmancipation Day
2024 Belize Thursday, August 1stEmancipation Day
2023 Belize Tuesday, August 1stEmancipation Day
2022 Belize Monday, August 1stEmancipation Day
2021 Belize Sunday, August 1stEmancipation Day
Marks the end of Slavery across the British Empire on August 1st 1834
Emancipation Day in other countries
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Emancipation Day in Belize in 2024

On Emancipation day 2020, Minister of Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Patrick Faber ѕаіd that ѕlаvеѕ wеrе mаdе tо раrtісіраtе іn thе ехрlоіtаtіоn оf fоrеѕt рrоduсе ѕuсh аѕ mаhоgаnу аnd lоgwооd. Тhеу аlѕо рlауеd а rоlе іn dеfеndіng thе Ѕеttlеmеnt durіng thе 1798 Ваttlе оf Ѕt. Gеоrgе’ѕ Сауе whеrе thе Вауmеn hеld оff Ѕраnіѕh іnvаdеrѕ frоm Мехісо.

Вut thеу wеrе аlѕо ѕubјесt tо іnhumаnе аnd сruеl trеаtmеnt аnd еvеn аftеr ѕlаvеrу wаѕ аbоlіѕhеd, thеу wеrе mаrgіnаlіzеd іn thе dеvеlорmеnt оf thе соuntrу.

History of Emancipation Day

The British like other colonial powers had allowed the widespread practice of slavery to take place during the time of expansion to the new world. In 1772, the ruling in the case of Somerset v Stewart determined that slavery was unsupported by the common law in England and Wales. While the ruling was not clear on the situation in other parts of the Empire, this case was seen as a key turning point in the change towards emancipation.

Slavery was finally abolished throughout the British Empire by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, which came into effect on August 1st 1834. The territories controlled at that time by the East India Company, Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka) and St. Helen's were excluded. Slavery was not abolished in these regions until 1843.

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