International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is observed on August 23 each year to commemorate the uprising in Santo Domingo (Haiti and Dominican Republic) Â– a colonial settlement of France Â– that played a key role abolishment of the slave trade undertaken by the European colonial powers. The 1791 uprising inspired the Haitian Revolution led by the Black and the mixed race people against the colonial power.
The international day remembers the tragedy of the slave trade and its victims. The day provides the opportunity for the global community to understand the evils of slavery and speak against the modern day equivalents of slavery.