The Tonga Government has confirmed the dates for public holidays in 2020 with the majority observed on the actual day, while three days will be moved to be observed on a Monday.
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Results for Emancipation Day
Wednesday 20 November 2019
Monday 6 June 2016
Today a public holiday was held to celebrate Emancipation Day, the day Tonga’s first Christian king, King Siaosi Tupou I officially abolished serfdom in Tonga on June 4 1862. It represented a turning point in Tongan history as commoners were freed from the virtual ownership of chiefs. It is 154 years since the day.
Friday 8 June 2012
A National Tree Planting ceremony was held on Tuesday, June 5 at the Nuku'alofa waterfront marking two important events, Tonga's 150 years of Emancipation and the launching of the Environment Awareness Week.