Glossary of Traditional Caribbean Craft Materials - E

Caribbean artisans have used similar natural resources in fashioning traditional crafts and preparing local foods. Yet these materials are often known by different names throughout the region.

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Term
Emancipation Day
Synonym
Country
August-Holiday
Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Vincent
August-Monday
Dominica
Carnival Monday
Antigua, Barbuda
Definition

A public holiday, on the first day, or often the first Monday in August to mark the anniversary of the abolition of slavery as from 1st August 1834.

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