Evacuation Day (New York)

Evacuation Day on November 25 marks the day in 1783 when the British Army departed from New York City on Manhattan Island, after the end of the American Revolutionary War. In their wake, General George Washington triumphantly led the Continental Army from his headquarters north of the city across the Harlem River, and south through Manhattan to the Battery at its southern tip.[1]

Evacuation Day
Evacuation Day and Washington's Triumphal Entry
Observed byNew York City
SignificanceDate when the last British troops left New York
DateNovember 25
FrequencyAnnual
First timeNovember 25, 1783 (1783-11-25)

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