Halifax Day


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Halifax Day

April 12
Also known as Halifax Resolves Day, Halifax Resolutions Day, Halifax Independence Day, or Halifax Resolutions of Independence Day, this is the day on which, in the spring of 1776, North Carolina's delegates to the Second Continental Congress were given permission to join with representatives from other colonies in declaring their independence from British rule. As the first official sanction of separation from Great Britain, the Halifax Resolutions helped lay the groundwork for the American Revolution.
Halifax Day observances take place in Halifax with reenactments and living history camps.
CONTACTS:
Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau
260 Premier Blvd.
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27839
800-522-4282 or 252-583-7191
www.visithalifax.com
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20540
202-707-5000; fax: 202-707-2076
www.loc.gov
SOURCES:
AmerBkDays-2000, p. 280
AnnivHol-2000, p. 61
DictDays-1988, p. 54
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