National Freedom Day is an observance in the United States. This anniversary is annually observed on February 1.
Because of Abraham Lincoln’s signing the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865, February 1st was chosen as the day for National Freedom Day.
On June 30, 1948, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming February 1st as the first official National Freedom Day in the United States.
On this day many towns have festivals and celebrations. It’s a day of reflection where people look back at its importance and effect on society.
In the United States National Freedom Day is not a public holiday but celebrated as an observance.
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