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Tonga Emancipation Day


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This Day commemorates the abolition of the enslavement of common people to Tongan chiefs.


4th June 2023

As per Public Holidays Act (Cap. 51), if Emancipation Day falls on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunda, the public holiday shall be celebrated on the Monday; should it fall on a Tuesday or Wednesday, the public holiday will be celebrated on the Monday before.  


Tonga Emancipation Day

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