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Folklife Collection - Customs and Culture. . . British Virgin Islands Style

by Salisbury University Students (1992)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1992, former Salisbury University student Alicia Burke collected folk material. Her collection examines the changes in culture and tradition in the British Virgin Islands and how they reflect in their annual festival that celebrates the emancipation from slavery in August 1834. The paper describes the festival in modern days. Her informant, Mrs. Walters, noted that young people enjoyed the partying and forgot why the festival came about at the first place. As a result, what used to be a day of celebration lasted two weeks.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Customs and Traditions
Identifier: FK92.051
Repository: Local History Archives
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