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Daemon
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Tonga Emancipation Day

June 4 is a national holiday in the Kingdom of Tonga, celebrating its full independence from Britain. On June 4, 1863, King George Tupuo I abolished the system of serfdom in the island nation of Tonga. The historic occasion is remembered on Emancipation Day, which is celebrated just after the conclusion of the annual three-day Ha'apai Festival. The Ha'apai Festival begins on Tonga's outer islands and ends on Lifuka Island on June 4th. Both the festival and Emancipation Day are marked with feasts and dancing. More...
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Today is also The Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces.



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tonga in there early history were great warriors
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Happy Emancipation Day Tonga! I love hearing about independence celebrations throughout the world.

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It would be hard to describe Tonga in a word, but you could do worse than ‘exceptional’. Over the past two hundred years, the remote archipelago has stubbornly been the exception in the Pacific rather than the norm.
Though it was a British protectorate until 1970, Tonga is the only Pacific island nation never to have been formerly colonized. It’s the only nation in the region continuously governed by its indigenous population. And it’s the last Polynesian monarchy, making it one of only five members of the Commonwealth of Nations to have its own monarch.

http://everydaysaholiday.org/tonga-emancipation-day/
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Beautiful Islands.Happy celebrations.Applause
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