DaysUntil.com Logo1
DaysUntil.com Logo4
01:21:22 PM
Latitude: 51.508333
Longitude: -0.125278
Time Zone: America-US/New_York
timeZoneDefault:1
February 2018
delete iconadd icon71 days until Nation Freedom Day
G
Thursday February 1, 2018 (2/1/2018)
Method: February 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

National Freedom Day is a United States observance on February 1 honoring the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865, although it was not ratified by the states until later.

Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., a former slave, believed that there should be a day when freedom for all Americans is celebrated. While living in Philadelphia towards the end of his life, he invited local and national leaders to meet to organize a movement for a national holiday to commemorate Lincoln's signing of the 13th Amendment. The resulting National Freedom Association proposed having a memorial date to call attention to the continuing struggle for freedom for African-Americans. Since President Lincoln had signed the 13th Amendment on the first day of February, that date was chosen to celebrate National Freedom Day. The first commemoration took place on February 1, 1942, at Independence Hall. As it has every year since, the remembrance included laying a wreath at the Liberty Bell.

February 2019
delete iconadd icon436 days until Nation Freedom Day
G
Friday February 1, 2019 (2/1/2019)
February 2020
delete iconadd icon801 days until Nation Freedom Day
G
Saturday February 1, 2020 (2/1/2020)
February 2021
delete iconadd icon1167 days until Nation Freedom Day
G
Monday February 1, 2021 (2/1/2021)
February 2022
delete iconadd icon1532 days until Nation Freedom Day
G
Tuesday February 1, 2022 (2/1/2022)
February 2023
delete iconadd icon1897 days until Nation Freedom Day
G
Wednesday February 1, 2023 (2/1/2023)
February 2024
delete iconadd icon2262 days until Nation Freedom Day
G
Thursday February 1, 2024 (2/1/2024)
February 2025
delete iconadd icon2628 days until Nation Freedom Day
G
Saturday February 1, 2025 (2/1/2025)
February 2026
delete iconadd icon2993 days until Nation Freedom Day
G
Sunday February 1, 2026 (2/1/2026)
February 2027
delete iconadd icon3358 days until Nation Freedom Day
G
Monday February 1, 2027 (2/1/2027)

Valid CSS!Valid XHTML 1.0 TransitionalSend suggestions to Dave@DaysUntil.com - Privacy Policy