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Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day

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Subject: Public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago, Spiritual Baptist, Republic Day, March observances, March 30
Collection: March Observances, Public Holidays in Trinidad and Tobago
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Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day

Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day
Observed by Trinidad and Tobago;
Spiritual Baptists
Begins 30 March
Occasion Celebrates the repeal of
laws banning the faith

Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Liberation Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago on 30 March. The holiday commemorates the repeal on 30 March 1951 of the 1917 Shouter Prohibition Ordinance that prohibited the activities of the Shouter or Spiritual Baptist faith.[1]

Trinidad and Tobago is the only country in the world that celebrates a public holiday for the Spiritual Baptist faith.


  1. ^ Spiritual Baptists

External links

  • Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Liberation Day from the NALIS website
  • St Francis National Evangelical Spiritual Baptist Faith Archdiocese of Canada
  • Interesting account of Spiritual Baptist beliefs and customs

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