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Keti Koti in Netherlands in 2021

About Keti Koti

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Dates of Keti Koti
2022 Netherlands Friday, July 1stKeti Koti
2021 Netherlands Thursday, July 1stKeti Koti
2020 Netherlands Wednesday, July 1stKeti Koti
2019 Netherlands Monday, July 1stKeti Koti
Summary
Keti Koti is a national commemoration in the Netherlands to mark the abolition of slavery in the Dutch Antilles on July 1st 1863.

Keti Koti, which is Surinamese for "broken chains."

Keti Koti marks the date when slavery was abolished in Suriname and in the Dutch Antilles in 1863. However, enslaved people would not be fully free until 1873, after a mandatory 10-year transition period during which time they were required to work on the plantations for minimal pay and without the state-sanctioned torture that was part of slavery. In the Netherlands, Suriname and in The Dutch Antilles historical slavery is commemorated and the abolition of slavery is celebrated on July 1st.

July 1st is a national commemoration in the Netherlands, but not a national day off.

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