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01 August 2017
Crop Over Festival - Emancipation Day Walk and Bongani Festival: 2 Miles to Emancipation

The Ministry of Culture Sports and Youth presents its Emancipation Day Walk and Motorcade.

Route: The walk will proceed from the Emancipation Statue at 8:30 a.m. It will travel through the communities in The Ivy and My Lord’s Hill, to arrive at Blenheim Playing Field for the official ceremony.

Immediately following the walk there will be a short programme which will include the annual Emancipation Day message by Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart. Other Government and diplomatic officials and representatives of Pan-African organisations, will also deliver messages.

There will also be the laying of wreaths in memory of the National Heroes and performances.

Following the ceremony, there will be the inaugural Bongani Festival: 2 Miles to Emancipation. An “Emancipation Village” will be established with persons selling craft, jewellery, clothing, literature, drinks and local and African food. Patrons will also be treated to holistic healing arts such as yoga and reiki, as well as information booths on the various Pan-African organisations.

Entertainment in the forms of dance, drum, spoken word and song will also be featured during the day’s events.

There is to be a shuttle service to take people back to their cars in Haggatt Hall.

Start time: 7:00 AM   End time: 6:00 PM


Venue: Bussa Statue, Haggatt Hall, St Michael


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