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About Festival Monday
The Festival Monday is celebrated on 1st Monday of August. The Festival Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is full week every August, is islanders celebrated. These are called as August Festivals. The BVI Festival celebrates the reading of the historic, "Emancipation Proclamation" which took place on Monday, August 1st, 1834. In Festival Monday is called "The Monday Morning Well" in Road Town. The "mocko jumbie" is an important part of African farming heritage. In this day the country people protect crops from predatory birds and beasts, the farmer dons brightly coloured clothing, straps on stilts and fiercely defends any crop with machetes or any other available weapon. August Festival is a time for British Virgin Islanders to come together and celebrate emancipation, partake in friendly competition, pay homage to their rich heritage.
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