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:

    That is mere sentimentality that lies abed by day and thinks itself white, far from the tan and callus of experience.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
    Allan Bloom (1930–1992)

    Medication alone is not to be relied on. In one half the cases medicine is not needed, or is worse than useless. Obedience to spiritual and physical laws—hygeine [sic] of the body, and hygeine of the spirit—is the surest warrant for health and happiness.
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805–1875)

    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)