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YES. April 16th is Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington DC to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862. Not all cities and states observe Emancipation Day.

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Q: Is April 16 a Federal holiday?
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