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Emancipation Day
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Come August 1, Jamaicans from all across the island will be celebrating Emancipation Day. Some activities begin on the evening of July 31, as the nation pause to honour those ancestors who fought for freedom from enslavement, and reflect on the nation's journey from Emancipation to Independence.
 
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closeTuesday August 6, 2019
Independence Day
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On 19 July 1962, the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed the Jamaica Independence Act, granting independence as of 6 August with The Queen as Head of State. On that day, the Union Jack was ceremonially lowered and replaced by the Jamaican flag throughout the country.
 
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August Events
1 August, 2019
Emancipation Day
All day event
Come August 1, Jamaicans from all across the island will be celebrating Emancipation Day. Some activities begin on the evening of July 31, as the nation pause to honour those ancestors who fought for freedom from enslavement, and reflect on the nation's journey from Emancipation to Independence.
 
6 August, 2019
Independence Day
All day event
On 19 July 1962, the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed the Jamaica Independence Act, granting independence as of 6 August with The Queen as Head of State. On that day, the Union Jack was ceremonially lowered and replaced by the Jamaican flag throughout the country.
 

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