1st February 2015, Mauritian celebrate the 180 th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Mauritius. Indeed, slavery was abolished on the island in 1835 by the British, following the vote of the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833 by the British Parliament.
Each year, to celebrate the abolition of slavery, many concerts and commemorative events are organized throughout the island, especially in Le Morne, a symbolic place, refuge many runaway slaves. Some even chose to die rather than be captured and returned to their condition of slavery.> Other ceremonies are planned in Pamplemousses and Pointe Canon, Mahebourg.
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