National Religious Freedom Day

Category: Religious
National Religious Freedom Day around the world in 2025
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About National Religious Freedom Day

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Dates of National Religious Freedom Day
2025 Various Jan 16
InternationalThu, Jan 16Observances Holiday
USAThu, Jan 16Observances Holiday
2024 Various Jan 16
InternationalTue, Jan 16Observances Holiday
USATue, Jan 16Observances Holiday
2023 Various Jan 16
InternationalMon, Jan 16Observances Holiday
USAMon, Jan 16Observances Holiday
2022 Various Jan 16
InternationalSun, Jan 16Observances Holiday
USASun, Jan 16Observances Holiday
2021 Various Jan 16
InternationalSat, Jan 16Observances Holiday
USASat, Jan 16Observances Holiday
Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Religious Freedom Day
Where is National Religious Freedom Day observed in 2025?
USAJan 16

On January 16th 1786, the legislature of Virginia adopted a religious freedom statute that protected Virginians against any requirement to attend or support any church and against discrimination. This statute, which had been drafted by Thomas Jefferson and introduced by James Madison, later was the model for the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

Religious Freedom Day has been officially proclaimed on January 16th in an annual statement by the President of the United States since 1993.

Each year, the President declares January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day, and calls upon Americans to "observe this day through appropriate events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship."

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