Emancipation Day

noun

Examples of Emancipation Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taxpayers in Massachusetts and Maine have until April 17 to file and pay taxes because of the Patriots' Day and Emancipation Day holidays. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 14 Apr. 2024 The same goes for those living in Washington, D.C., due to the district’s observance of Emancipation Day on April 16. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 1 Apr. 2024 While Tax Day is traditionally April 15, taxes this year are due on April 18 due to two different factors: April 15 falling on a Saturday this year and April 17, the following Monday, being Emancipation Day observed, a local holiday in Washington, D.C. Asher Notheis, Washington Examiner, 18 Apr. 2023 Residents of Maine and Massachusetts have until April 17 because of the Patriots’ Day holiday, and residents of Washington, D.C., have until April 16 due to Emancipation Day. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2024 Taxpayers living in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17, due to the Patriot’s Day and Emancipation Day holidays. Jill Schlesinger, The Mercury News, 5 Feb. 2024 Tax filers in Maine and Massachusetts, however, have until April 17 to file and pay, due to those states’ holiday observance of Patriots’ Day and Emancipation Day. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 Taxpayers who reside in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17 because of Patriot’s Day and Emancipation Day holidays. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2024 That’s the case for most states as well, with exceptions for taxpayers in Maine or Massachusetts who have until April 17 because of the Patriot’s Day and Emancipation Day holidays — which are not federal holidays. Cortlynn Starkand, Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Emancipation Day was in 1885

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“Emancipation Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Emancipation%20Day. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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