Emancipation Day, the District’s only official local public holiday, commemorates the anniversary of the release of over 3,100 slaves in the nation’s capital. This historic release occurred on April 16, 1862, a full 9 months before the Emancipation Proclamation. On Saturday, April 8th at 1 pm, the DC Emancipation Day Parade will begin at 10th St & Pennsylvania Ave NW, and proceed down Pennsylvania Avenue. The Parade is part of a tradition of many exciting and educational events held annually in churches and schools across the District of Columbia. Because Easter Sunday falls on April 16th this year, the parade is scheduled for April 8th. However, the DC Government and public schools will be closed on Monday, April 17, 2017. Come show your DC pride at the Emancipation Day Parade, and stick around afterwards for entertainment and food!
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