Emancipation Day/August Monday

Date:
On the first Monday of the month during August at 12:00 AM.

This holiday, on the first Monday in August, celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the British colonies in 1834. It is celebrated with a Junkanoo Rush-out, a day of beaching, sailing, and regattas in most islands.

On New Providence, old slave villages such as Gambier in the west and Fox Hill in the east have their own special celebrations.

Organization / Contact:
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Phone:
(242) 302-2000

Address

George Street
Nassau The Bahamas
Island:
all islands
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