St Lucia shares glimpse of facts about Emancipation Day 2022

On August 1st, St Lucia celebrates its anniversary of one of the most significant events in its history; as this date, in 1838, that slavery was abolished in the British Empire, and the persons from 384 plantations on the island were freed from slavery.

St Lucia shares glimpse of facts about Emancipation Day 2022
St Lucia shares glimpse of facts about Emancipation Day 2022

Castries, St Lucia: The Government of St Lucia launched the emancipation celebration in 2022 as various activities will be held from June to August, observed under the theme “Enkindling our Consciousness.”

On August 1st, St Lucia celebrates its anniversary of one of the most significant events in its history; as this date, in 1838, that slavery was abolished in the British Empire, and the persons from 384 plantations on the island were freed from slavery. 

Emancipation Day was just another holiday in Saint Lucia – and not a day of reflection on the true meaning of the occasion. In the country, there are few organizations, like ICAR, who, over the years, have consistently observed this anniversary

Emancipation Day calls for the people of St Lucia to pay homage to the resistance of armed rebellions like the 1794-1798 Brigand Wars in the country and the 1804 Haitian Revolution

The Government of St Lucia has also supported and worked to preserve the heritage and the importance of the sustainable use of the environment. According to that regard, the Government would also immediately reinstate the Government subvention to the Saint Lucia National Trust.

Further, Deputy Prime Minister of St Lucia and Parliamentary Representative of Castries Constituency- Ernest Hilaire also outlined the significance of the Day and noted, “As we prepare for this year’s upcoming Emancipation Day celebrations, I encourage you to listen to my brief remarks on our new approach to paying homage to those who toiled on our souls.”

See Here: Some glimpses of celebrations and activities that will be observed during Emancipation Day 2022.