During the annual Keti Koti we commemorate and celebrate the abolition of slavery in Suriname and the Antilles. This commemoration is also commemorated in The Hague.

Keti Koti is a Surinamese concept. It means ‘Broken Chains’ in Sranantongo, a language spoken in Suriname. Those shackles were broken on July 1st 62: on that day the Kingdom of the Netherlands abolished slavery in Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles.

Celebration and commemoration in The Hague:

In The Hague, Keti Koti is celebrated and commemorated with, among other things, a city walk with actors and a performance.

Thursday 30 June:

15: 00 hour: Keti Koti City Walk The Hague and Slavery – Cards

16: 00 hour: Keti Koti Dialogue table including dinner (free participation) – Sign Up

22 : 00 hour: Mato Neti with Kula Skoro & Mama Africa Soundsystem on Spuiplein (participation free)

Friday 1 July:
00: 00 hour: National Commemoration television broadcast on a large screen in the Koninklijke Schouwburg (free) 15: hour: Keti Koti City Walk The Hague and Slavery – cards

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