This day was set aside to commemorate the day the 13th amendment was signed. Do you realize the significance of this? Sadly few realize which amendment this is. It is the day slavery was officially banned from the country in 1865. A great day that changed the face of the country forever is rarely recognized.
You might know the day, but do you know who was behind the creation of the day? Major Richard Wright is the man who created this day. A former slave, he pushed to have recognition of such a major event.
This day is mostly celebrated in the educational world. Teachers across the country use it to educate students on their history, government, and social studies.
There really are no superstitions surrounding this holiday, or at least none that I can find.
Want to read up on this holiday and the events surrounding it?
- How did the holiday come about? Who fought against it? Who surprisingly supported it?
- What if this was a national holiday? What would the traditions look like?