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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?

Although Susan B. Anthony's Birthday is not a public holiday, businesses and schools may be closed because it falls on the same date as Presidents' Day in 2021, which is a public holiday in 39 states and 1 federal district.

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 west Grove, Massachusetts, on February 15, 1820, and devoted most her life to anti-slavery and women's rights, 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
2015SunFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceCA, FL, NY, WI
2016MonFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceCA, FL, NY, WI
2017WedFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceCA, FL, NY, WI
2018ThuFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceCA, FL, NY, WI
2019FriFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceCA, FL, NY, WI
2020SatFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceCA, FL, NY, WI
2021MonFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceCA, FL, NY, WI
2022TueFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceCA, FL, NY, WI
2023WedFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceCA, FL, NY, WI
2024ThuFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceCA, FL, NY, WI
2025SatFeb 15Susan B. Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceCA, FL, NY, WI

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