During Keti Koti we celebrate and commemorate the abolition of slavery. There are also activities in The Hague, such as various lectures and performances by bands. This is the program of Keti Koti/Kadena Kibra 1863 in The Hague.

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The abolition of slavery in Suriname and the Caribbean islands officially took place on July 1 1863. Nevertheless, enslaved people sometimes had to work on plantations for another ten years, according to the Government . That’s why we’re talking about 150 or 100 year of the abolition of slavery. Keti Koti means ‘broken chains’ in Surinamese. In Papiamento they call it Kadena Kibra.

Celebrating the abolition of slavery

This week a special program will take place at various locations in The Hague around Keti Koti.

The Hague Historical Museum is organizing on Wednesday 28 June Conversation for tomorrow: the power of remembrance. On this evening, various questions regarding the planned memorial in The Hague for transatlantic slavery will be discussed.

A day later, on Thursday 29 June, for the first time in The Hague a commemoration moment with wreath laying for transatlantic slavery . The program starts at the Haags Historisch Museum and ends at 13: 59 hours at the Mauritshuis ( pre-register is required).

That evening, 28 June, is also the theater premiere of the play Time Will Teach. In this performance by Het Nationale Theater Romana Vrede brings stories of heroes , accompanied by live music.

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