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Emancipation Day Menu Plan 2011

August 1st is Emancipation Day in Trinidad and Tobago, a public holiday. Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to commemorate the abolition of slavery with a national observance, and since that time several other countries (mostly in the Caribbean) have followed suit.

For quite a few years now the last week in July, building up to the holiday (August 1), has been set aside for a series of festivals, lectures, films and fairs [1] in honour of the occasion.

This year the African Food Festival is being held on the Sunday before the actual holiday – (click here for my writeup of the 2010 Fair [2]!)

Emancipation Day Display 2007, Piarco International Airport, Trinidad

Emancipation Day 2007

Emancipation Day 2007

TriniGourmet’s 2010 Emancipation Day Menu

Sarina’s Savoury Peanut Chicken [3]
Red Red [4]
Sarina’s Spicy Ochro/Okra Melee [5]
Calypso Rice [6]
Pawpaw Nectar [7]

For more information on Emancipation Day visit:

Emancipation Day – Trinidad and Tobago’s National Library Portal [8]

This post was originally published August 1, 2007. It has been updated twice since then.

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About Sarina [10]

Passionate foodie, founder of Trinigourmet and Caribbean Lifestyle Maven. Author of "Glam By Request: 30+ Easy Caribbean Recipes" [11]