Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day

Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Liberation Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in the Trinidad and Tobago on March 30. The holiday commemorates the repeal on March 30, 1951, of the 1917 Shouter Prohibition Ordinance that prohibited the activities of the Shouter or Spiritual Baptist faith. Trinidad and Tobago is the only country in the world that celebrates a public holiday for the Spiritual Baptist faith.

Famous quotes containing the words day, liberation, spiritual and/or baptist:

    How selfhood begins with a walking away,
    And love is proved in the letting go.
    —C. Day Lewis (20th century)

    Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women’s opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)

    Constant fervor for a cause, though it may be the loftiest and our very own, betrays, like all things that rest on absolute faith, a lack of spiritual nobility: whose distinguishing mark is always—the cool glance.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    I am perhaps being a bit facetious but if some of my good Baptist brethren in Georgia had done a little preaching from the pulpit against the K.K.K. in the ‘20s, I would have a little more genuine American respect for their Christianity!
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)