Schoelcher celebration


Each year on July 21, Victor Schoelcher's feast is celebrated in Grand-Case. After the religious ceremony at 9 a.m., make way for the traditional parade on Boulevard Bertin Maurice from 10 a.m.

The troop parade will be followed by speeches by officials on the sports field, next to the MJC. Elected officials will not fail to pay homage to this man (1804-1893) who contributed to the definitive abolition of slavery in the French colonies: in 1848, he chaired the commission for the abolition of slavery preparing the abolitionist decrees April 27. This celebration is also an opportunity to discuss projects in the neighborhood. The Community has planned a panel of cultural and sporting activities in the afternoon and in the evening._EH

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