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Susan B. Anthony's Birthday in the United States

Celebrated on February 15, Susan B Anthony Day marks the birthday of one of the United States' most prominent female civil rights leaders. It is a legal observance in some states.

Is Susan B. Anthony's Birthday a Public Holiday?

This is not a public holiday. Government and public offices, businesses, and schools are not closed on this day but may hold special events and outreach programs to commemorate the annual observance.

The image of Susan B Anthony, who fought for women's rights.

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Celebrate Susan B Anthony Day

Tributes are made in honor of Susan B Anthony's achievements on February 15. Memorial services are held at her grave in Rochester, New York, and in other places like Washington DC.

Public Life

Susan B Anthony Day is a legal observance in some states including California, Florida, New York and Wisconsin.

About Susan B Anthony

Susan Brownell Anthony is best known for promoting women's rights and starting up the women's suffrage in the United States. She was born in Adams, Massachusetts, on February 15, 1820, and devoted most her life to anti-slavery and women's rights issues, including the right to vote. She died of heart disease and pneumonia in Rochester, New York, on March 13, 1906. In 1920, the "Anthony Amendment" was made to the U.S. constitution, which gave women the right to vote. She was the first American woman to have her likeness on a coin in the U.S.

Susan B. Anthony's Birthday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2017WedFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFlorida, Wisconsin
2017WedFeb 15Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceNew York
2018ThuFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFlorida, Wisconsin
2018ThuFeb 15Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceColorado, New York
2018TueNov 6Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceWest Virginia
2019FriFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFlorida, Wisconsin
2019FriFeb 15Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceColorado, New York
2019MonAug 26Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceMassachusetts
2020SatFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFlorida, Wisconsin
2020SatFeb 15Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceColorado, New York
2020WedAug 26Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceMassachusetts
2020TueNov 3Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceWest Virginia
2021MonFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFlorida, Wisconsin
2021MonFeb 15Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceColorado, New York
2021ThuAug 26Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceMassachusetts
2022TueFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFlorida, Wisconsin
2022TueFeb 15Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceColorado, New York
2022FriAug 26Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceMassachusetts
2022TueNov 8Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceWest Virginia
2023WedFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFlorida, Wisconsin
2023WedFeb 15Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceColorado, New York
2023SatAug 26Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceMassachusetts
2024ThuFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFlorida, Wisconsin
2024ThuFeb 15Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceColorado, New York
2024MonAug 26Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceMassachusetts
2024TueNov 5Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceWest Virginia
2025SatFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFlorida, Wisconsin
2025SatFeb 15Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceColorado, New York
2025TueAug 26Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceMassachusetts
2026SunFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFlorida, Wisconsin
2026SunFeb 15Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceColorado, New York
2026WedAug 26Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceMassachusetts
2026TueNov 3Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceWest Virginia
2027MonFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFlorida, Wisconsin
2027MonFeb 15Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceColorado, New York
2027ThuAug 26Susan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceMassachusetts

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