American Patriotic and National Observances

Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day

Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day is a day observed in the United States to encourage nationwide citizen participation in the cleanup of federal lands. It occurs on the first Saturday after Labor Day, and may include a variety of programs, ceremonies, and activities. It was created in 1985 by the Federal Lands Cleanup Act as the “Federal Lands National Cleanup Day” and renamed in 1995 to honor Carl Garner and continue and expand his work of encouraging citizens to clean up Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River in Arkansas.

Child Health Day

Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

Columbus Day

People have ritually remembered Columbus beginning at least in the Colonial period. Since 1971, the holiday has been commemorated in the U.S. on the second Monday in October. It is generally observed by banks, the bond market, the U.S. Postal Service and other federal agencies, most state government offices, and some school districts.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a day honoring fathers, celebrated on the third Sunday of June in 52 of the world’s countries and on other days elsewhere.

Flag Day

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

Gold Star Mother’s Day

Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day to for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces.

Honor America Days

The 21 days from Flag Day through Independence Day is a period to honor America.

Labor Day

Labor day is the first Monday of September. This federal holiday honors the nation’s working people, typically with parades. For most Americans it marks the end of the summer vacation season and the start of the school year.

Law Day, U.S.A.

May 1 (Previously known as May Day or International Workers’ Day) would now be known as Law Day, U.S.A.

Leif Erikson Day

Leif Erikson Day is an American observance occurring on October 9. It honors Leif Ericson who brought the first Europeans known to have set foot on North American soil.

Loyalty Day

Loyalty Day is observed on May 1 in the United States. It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.

Mother’s Day

The United States and Canada celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May.

National Aviation Day

The National Aviation Day (August 19) is a United States national observation that celebrates the development of aviation.

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is a day designated by the United States Congress as a day when people are asked to come together and pray, especially for their country.

National Defence Transportation Day

National Defence Transportation Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on the third Friday in May. According to 36 U.S.C. § 120, on National Defense Transportation Day, the president urges “the people of the United States, including labor, management, users, and investors, in all communities served by the various forms of transportation to observe National Defense Transportation Day by appropriate ceremonies that will give complete recognition to the importance to each community and its people of the transportation system of the United States and the maintenance of the facilities of the system in the most modern state of adequacy to serve the needs of the United States in times of peace and in national defense.”

National Flag Week

The week in which June 14 falls is the National Flag Week calling on citizens to display the flag of the United States during National Flag Week.

National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day is a United States observance on February 1 honoring the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865, although it was not ratified by the states until later.
National Grandparents Day
National Grandparents Day is a secular holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Sunday after Labor Day and is celebrated in the United Kingdom on the first Sunday in October.
National Maritime Day

National Maritime Day is a United States holiday created to recognize the maritime industry. It is observed on May 22, the date that the American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed annually on December 7, is a holiday to remember and honor all those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

National Safe Boating Week

A 7-day period ending on the last Friday before Memorial Day is observed as National Safe Boating Week.

National Transportation Week

National Transportation Week (NTW) is observed from May 14 through 20.

Pan American Aviation Day

 
Pan American Aviation Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed December 17. The date commemorates the first successful flight of a mechanically propelled heavier-than-air craft, accomplished on December 17, 1903, by the Wright brothers.

Parents’ Day

In the United States, Parents’ Day is held on the fourth Sunday of every July.

Peace Officers Memorial Day


Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and peace officers. The Memorial takes place on May 15.
Steelmark Month

 
Steelmark Month is May which recognizes the tremendous contribution made by the steel industry in the United States to national security and defense.
Stephen Foster Memorial Day

Stephen Foster Memorial Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on January 13. According to 36 U.S.C. § 140, Steven Foster Memorial Day celebrates the life of American songwriter Stephen Foster “with appropriate ceremonies, pilgrimages to his shrines, and musical programs featuring his compositions. The date commemorates date that Foster died.

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving day is a federal holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. The holiday began in 1621, when Puritans, who had just enjoyed a bountiful harvest, showed their gratitude to the Native Americans for their help by hosting a feast to give thanks. The Thanksgiving feast became a national tradition and almost always includes some of the foods served at the first feast: roast turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

Thomas Jefferson’s birthday– April 13.

Veterans Day

Veterans day is celebrated on November 11. Originally called Armistice Day, this federal holiday was established to honor Americans who had served in World War I, but it now honors veterans of all wars in which the U.S. has fought. Veterans’ organizations hold parades, and the president places a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

White Cane Safety Day

 
White Cane Safety Day is an unofficial holiday in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.
Patriot Day
In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the 2,993 casualties in the September 11, 2001, attacks.

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