This National holiday on August 1st, 2020 is celebrated in recognition of the abolition of slavery through the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833.
A march is held through the streets of Barbados and culminates at a statue erected in honor of a man called Bussa, on the ABC Highway.
Bussa is known as the leader of Barbados’ longest slave revolt in 1816, what is now called the Bussa Rebellion. This revolution was aimed at gaining freedom for the slaves of Barbados; hence the strong ties to emancipation and Emancipation Day.
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