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Abolition Day Puerto Rico
22-22 March
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Emancipation Day is celebrated in Puerto Rico on 22nd March each year.

It commemorates the day in 1873 when the Spanish colonial government of Puerto Rico abolished slavery, fulfilling the commitment made after the Lares uprising of 1868. In Puerto Rico, Emancipation Day is celebrated with festivities that include dancing to plena and bomba music, singing, and eating Caribbean cuisine.

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