DC Emancipation Day

DC Emancipation Day is a state holiday in the District of Columbia, United States, and it is observed on April 16 each year.

DC Emancipation Day celebrates the anniversary of April 16, 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act to release persons held to service or labor including slaves in the District of Columbia.

The following is the list of DC Emancipation Day from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
Emancipation DayApril 16, 2021Friday
Emancipation DayApril 16, 2022Saturday
Emancipation DayApril 16, 2023Sunday
Emancipation DayApril 16, 2024Tuesday
Emancipation DayApril 16, 2025Wednesday

Please also check Juneteenth Independence Day and Emancipation Day.

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