Barbadians from all walks of life have begun celebrations to mark Emancipation Day today with a Bongani Festival.
The day’s events got started at the Emancipation Statue at the JTC Ramsay Roundabout, Haggatt Hall, St Michael with libations and ceremonial ancestral reverence.
The group, which consists of Pan African organizations, Government officials and diplomats, then embarked on the Freedom Walk.
To the rhythmic beat of drums, the participants walked through communities in The Ivy and My Lord’s Hill.
The walk culminates at the Blenheim Playing Field for the official ceremony.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Patrick Todd, other Government and diplomatic officials, and representatives of Pan-African organizations will deliver messages at that ceremony.