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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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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Monday 6 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 8 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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