National Freedom Day

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Hello Free Folks! Ready to embrace your liberty-loving side? Perfect! Let's dive into one of the most patriotic days on the National Calendar - National Freedom Day! A day that not only rumbles fondly in the ears of our internet bystanders but also sends a wave of patriotism through our digital ocean, year after year.

When is Freedom Day?

It's national freedom day on the 1st February.

A Love Letter to Liberty

Oh, freedom, sweet freedom. It's what makes bald eagles sigh and causes fireworks to illuminate the night sky. A theme so powerful, that on 1st February each year, National Freedom Day comes a'knocking to remind us of its significance. The credit for this celebration goes back to a time before our web search histories – the year was 1948 when a former slave and excellent party planner, Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., convinced Harry Truman to make it a thing. And, boy, are we glad he did!

Tapping into the Cyber Celebrations

Traditional celebrations have been held in schools, town halls and around dinner tables – but what happens in Cyberspace? Something no brick and mortar structure can contain! The internet exploded with mentions of National Freedom Day, peaking at a whopping 21530 in 2017. Cyber-folks took to social media, blogs, and forums to share their passion for freedom, using everything from whimsical memes about Ben Franklin to powerful quotes from Martin Luther King Jr to showcase their liberty-loving spirit.

A Day of Digital Unity

Freedom is more than just a word — it’s symbolism is embedded in the heart of the worldwide web and the heart of our online community, breaking down barriers and building connections. It’s not just a national celebration, it’s a global sensation!

History behind the term 'Freedom'


Magna Carta

In the year 1215, the Magna Carta, also known as the Great Charter, was signed by King John of England. This historic document established the principle that nobody, including the king, is above the law. The Magna Carta is considered a significant step towards ensuring individual freedoms and limiting the power of the monarchy.


American Declaration of Independence

In 1776, the American colonies declared their independence from British rule by adopting the American Declaration of Independence. This document not only proclaimed the birth of a new nation but also asserted the fundamental rights of all individuals, including the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Declaration of Independence played a pivotal role in inspiring movements for freedom and democracy around the world.


French Revolution

The year 1789 marked the beginning of the French Revolution, an event that drastically transformed the political and social landscape of France. The revolution was driven by a desire for liberty, equality, and fraternity. The French Revolution brought about the abolition of feudalism, the establishment of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and the rise of a new democratic society.


Emancipation Proclamation

In 1863, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This proclamation declared the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory, marking a major milestone in the fight against slavery and the struggle for civil rights. The Emancipation Proclamation paved the way for the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which officially abolished slavery throughout the country.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This landmark document sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms to which all individuals are entitled, regardless of their nationality, race, religion, or gender. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights serves as a foundation for the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide.

Did you know?

Did you know the first observance of National Freedom Day was initiated by Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., a former slave? Now that's what we call the power of freedom!


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First identified

10th April 2015

Most mentioned on

1st February 2017

Total mentions


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