Susan B. Anthony Day
Susan B. Anthony Day is a commemorative holiday to celebrate the birth of Susan B. Anthony and women’s suffrage, the legal right for women to vote in the United States. Susan B. Anthony was a big proponent of women’s rights in the U.S and abroad.
When is Susan B. Anthony Day?
February 15th. The same day every year – her birthday.
Type of Holiday?
Commemorative Holiday. Not celebrated on a national level.
How is Susan Anthony Day celebrated?
The holiday is a legal holiday celebrated on February 15. If the holiday falls on a weekend, the day is observed on a different day than the 15th of February.
Susan B. Anthony Day Trivia/Facts:
- Relatively new holiday as it has only been around since 2011
- Representative Carolyn Maloney introduced the Susan B. Anthony Birthday Act
- Florida is the only state who closes their state offices on February 15th
- Not celebrated on a national level
- Women got the right to vote in 1920
- The 19th amendment guarantees all women the right to vote
- Anthony was arrested in 1872, for attempting to vote in the presidential elections
- As a child, she moved to Rochester, New York
- Her home in Rochester is now considered a historic site
- She is the only woman to have her face on U.S. currency, the silver dollar
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 15th:
- Chris Farley – Actor/Deceased
- Susan B. Anthony – Women’s Rights Activist
- Jane Seymour Actress
- Zachary Gordon – Actor
- Galileo – Astronomer
- Janice Dickenson – Model
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