Majority Rule Day

Date:
On the 10th of January at 12:00 AM.

Majority Rule Day became a public holiday in 2014. It commemorates The Bahamas gaining majority rule for the first time on January 10, 1967, symbolizing the promise of equality, a level playing field, and fair play for all Bahamians.

Along with the emancipation from slavery in 1836, and gaining Independence from Great Britain in 1973, the achievement of Majority Rule is considered one of the most important events in the history of the country.

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

Address

George Street
Nassau The Bahamas
Island:
all islands
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