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Next Date: Monday, Aug. 2, 2021

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Aug. 1, 2022 Aug. 7, 2023 Aug. 5, 2024 Aug. 4, 2025 Aug. 3, 2026

This holiday, on the first Monday in August, celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the British colonies in 1834. It is celebrated with a Junkanoo Rush-out, a day of beaching, sailing, and regattas in most islands.

On New Providence, old slave villages such as Gambier in the west and Fox Hill in the east have their own special celebrations.

Contact Information:
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
(242) 302-2000

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