District of Columbia

Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:District of Columbia

District of Columbia

2020
Thursday
16
April

r169301 April 16, 2020 r169381 Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day is a holiday in Washington DC to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862. It is annually held on April 16.

Happy Emancipation Day
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