Two years ago, Belize officially declared August 1 a public and bank holiday in celebration of Emancipation Day. Today, we join our sister Caribbean nations in celebrating the 189th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire, the freedom from enslavement of our African forefathers, and their indomitable will to overcome. Happy Emancipation Day!

Official Ceremony for Emancipation Day - Government House, Belize City, Belize

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