Emancipation Day

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.

Visit Totally Barbados for events and activities.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with the directive of the Hon. Miss Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. all events and activities in Barbados have been postponed until April 15th, 2020. This date may be extended
For updates compiled by the team at Totally Barbados, please read more about the Covid-19 epidemic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with the directive of the Hon. Miss Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. all events and activities in Barbados have been postponed until April 15th, 2020. This date may be extended
For updates compiled by the team at Totally Barbados, please read more about the Covid-19 epidemic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with the directive of the Hon. Miss Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. all events and activities in Barbados have been postponed until April 15th, 2020. This date may be extended
For updates compiled by the team at Totally Barbados, please read more about the Covid-19 epidemic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with the directive of the Hon. Miss Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. all events and activities in Barbados have been postponed until April 15th, 2020. This date may be extended
For updates compiled by the team at Totally Barbados, please read more about the Covid-19 epidemic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with the directive of the Hon. Miss Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. all events and activities in Barbados have been postponed until April 15th, 2020. This date may be extended
For updates compiled by the team at Totally Barbados, please read more about the Covid-19 epidemic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with the directive of the Hon. Miss Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. all events and activities in Barbados have been postponed until April 15th, 2020. This date may be extended
For updates compiled by the team at Totally Barbados, please read more about the Covid-19 epidemic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with the directive of the Hon. Miss Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. all events and activities in Barbados have been postponed until April 15th, 2020. This date may be extended
For updates compiled by the team at Totally Barbados, please read more about the Covid-19 epidemic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with the directive of the Hon. Miss Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. all events and activities in Barbados have been postponed until April 15th, 2020. This date may be extended
For updates compiled by the team at Totally Barbados, please read more about the Covid-19 epidemic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with the directive of the Hon. Miss Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. all events and activities in Barbados have been postponed until April 15th, 2020. This date may be extended
For updates compiled by the team at Totally Barbados, please read more about the Covid-19 epidemic.