People celebrate the end of slavery and citizens' rights on Emancipation Day in the United States. In the table below, you will find when Emancipation Day is official marked and celebrated in United States over a span of 15 years. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Year Day of the Week Date Name
2010
Friday April 16 Emancipation Day
2011
Saturday April 16 Emancipation Day
2012
Monday April 16 Emancipation Day
2013
Tuesday April 16 Emancipation Day
2014
Wednesday April 16 Emancipation Day
2015
Thursday April 16 Emancipation Day
2016
Saturday April 16 Emancipation Day
2017
Monday April 17 Emancipation Day observed
2018
Monday April 16 Emancipation Day
2019
Tuesday April 16 Emancipation Day
2020
Thursday April 16 Emancipation Day
2021
Friday April 16 Emancipation Day
2022
Saturday April 16 Emancipation Day
2023
Monday April 17 Emancipation Day observed
2024
Tuesday April 16 Emancipation Day
2025
Wednesday April 16 Emancipation Day

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