Evacuation Day (New York)

commemorates the evacuation of British forces from New York City in 1783 and Washington's triumphal return

Evacuation Day for New York was the day that the last of the British authorities in the United States (its troops in New York City) left Manhattan on November 25, 1783. After this British evacuation, General George Washington triumphantly led the Continental Army through the city.

Evacuation Day and Washington's Triumphal Entry