Holiday Greetings: Happy August Mawnin’ from Bnei Yisrael Society! #2020 #EmancipationDay

Bnei Yisrael Society wishes all who remember and observe a happy "August Mawnin'" ("August Morning") or Emancipation Day 2020. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves throughout the former British Empire on August 1, 1834. In the early morning of August 1, 1834, some slaves in Jamaica climbed the mountaintops to usher in the dawn … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Happy August Mawnin’ from Bnei Yisrael Society! #2020 #EmancipationDay

Holiday Greetings: Happy Juneteenth from Bnei Yisrael Society! #2020 #Juneteenth #EmancipationDay

Bnei Yisrael Society wishes all who remember and observe a happy Juneteenth ("June 19th"), Juneteenth Independence Day, or Freedom Day. Juneteenth is observed each year in the African-American community on the 19th day of June on the Gregorian calendar. The holiday commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Happy Juneteenth from Bnei Yisrael Society! #2020 #Juneteenth #EmancipationDay

Holidays: August Mawnin’ – August 1st – Emancipation Day

Shalom, everyone! The holiday of August Mawnin' or Emancipation Day is celebrated each year throughout the former colonies of the British West Indies (English-speaking Caribbean) on the 1st of August on the Gregorian calendar. The holiday commemorates the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire as a result of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, effective  August 1, 1834. … Continue reading Holidays: August Mawnin’ – August 1st – Emancipation Day