Ryan Connolly

You'll have a few extra days to file your taxes this year thanks to a little known Washington D.C. holiday called Emancipation Day, which celebrates the freeing of slaves in the district.

Emancipation Day falls on Monday, April 16 and since the tax code says that filing deadlines can't fall on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays, that means your tax filing isn't due until Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

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