NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY 2018

Freedom is defined as the state of being free, independent and without restrictions.  The word nowadays is being applied to financial matters which gives the person the liberty to live in the lifestyle he/she prefers.  But with freedom comes great responsibilities.  When applied to money, the more money a person has, the more too is his responsibilities.

When is the National Freedom Day in 2018?

The National Freedom Day is on February 1, 2018, a Thursday.

The National Freedom Day is always observed on the first day of February each year.

The origin of the National Freedom Day:

Though not an official holiday, the National Freedom Day is observed in the United States of America in remembrance of the signing of a resolution proposed the 13th Amendment of the United States’ constitution on February 1, 1865.  This amendment outlaws slavery and was signed by President Abraham Lincoln and was ratified on December 18, 1865.

Major Richard Robert Wright, a former slave, founded the National Freedom Day Association.  He was a community leader in Philadelphia and was active in education, politics, business and media.  It was President Harry Truman who signed a bill proclaiming the first official National Day of Freedom in the United States of America.

The National Freedom Day observance:

The National Freedom Day is a day to reflect on the value of freedom.  It is a day which promotes goodwill, harmony and equal opportunities for all citizens of the country.  Its first observance was in February 1, 1942.

The traditional observance through the years of this special day is the wreath-laying at the Liberty Bell.  This is usually followed by the annual breakfast or luncheon.  Through the day, other activities with freedom as the theme, includes musical entertainments, literature meetings, film showings and stage shows.  In the evening, fireworks display is conducted.

When is the 2019 National Freedom Day?

The National Freedom Day is on February 1, 2019, a Friday.