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Emancipation Day in Washington DC:

Emancipation Day in Washington DC is a significant annual event commemorating the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. Observed on April 16th, it celebrates the Emancipation Act of 1862, which ended slavery in the nation’s capital months before the Emancipation Proclamation.

This day is marked by various activities and events throughout the city, including parades, concerts, educational programs, and cultural exhibitions. It serves as a time for reflection, remembrance, and celebration of freedom and equality.

Closure Notice for Iona Senior Services Programs:

Please note that all Iona Senior Services programs will be closed on April 16th, 2024, in observance of Emancipation Day in Washington DC. We will resume our regular programs and services on April 17th, 2024.

We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause and appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your cooperation.


For more information visit: https://emancipation.dc.gov/node/105922