Ketikoti, which in the Surinamese language Sranantongo means “the chain is broken”, is officially called the Day of Freedom (Dag der Vrijheden). It commemorates the abolition of slavery in Surinam and the Dutch Antilles in 1863. July 1st is celebrated as a national commemoration day in the Netherlands. If you are in or near Amsterdam and would like to join the Ketikoti celebrations, here are some of the activities that the magazine and non-profit platform ZAM recommends.

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