Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 11, 2018
Special Events : At 2:00 a.m. local times Except in Arizona (USA)
Except in Saskatchewan (Canada)
St Patrick's Day -
Sunday March 17, 2019
Vietnam Veterans Day -
Friday March 29, 2019
Culture : Coincides with March 29, 1973, the day the United States Armed Forces completed the withdrawal of the combat units from South Vietnam.
U.S. involvement in Vietnam Conflict lasted 5,569 days (1960 – 1975);
• There were 58,267 American killed in action (KIA), including 11,465 teenagers;
• One out of every 11 Americans who served in Vietnam was a casualty, with 303,644 wounded in action;
• It is estimated that more than 1,800 American service members are still designated as missing in action in Vietnam;
• At the peak of the Vietnam Conflict that was never officially designated as a war, 543,000 troops were serving there at one period of time.
Friday March 30, 2018
cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday
Cesar Chavez Day -
Sunday March 31, 2019
cards/flowers : Labor leader Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962. Proclaimed a national commemorative holiday in 2014 by President Barack Obama.
April Fools Day -
Monday April 1, 2019
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.
Sunday April 1, 2018
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday
Tax Day -
Monday April 16, 2018
Special Events : On this day, every individual has to pay his/her income tax to the federal government.
Tax Freedom Day -
Tuesday April 23, 2019
Culture : Celebrated 113 days into the new year. The day marks when a typical taxpayer has earned enough to pay for all their annual federal, state and local taxes. please check dates: http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxfreedomday/
Administrative Professionals' Day -
Wednesday April 25, 2018
Culture : The official period of celebration was first proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer as National Secretaries Week, which was held June 1–7 in 1952, with Wednesday, June 4, 1952 designated National Secretaries Day.
In 1955, the observance date was moved to April. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981, and became Administrative Professionals Week in 2000 to encompass the expanding responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative support staff. (Wikipedia)
Loyalty Day -
Wednesday May 1, 2019
Culture : Reaffirmation of loyalty to the USA; recognition of the freedom heritage.
Parades and ceremonies across the United States.
National Day of Prayer -
Thursday May 3, 2018
Culture : The National Day of Prayer was designated by Congress in 1952 and the president usually signs a proclamation. It stems from President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln, who set the example, as did the Continental Congress in 1775.
Teacher Appreciation Day -
Tuesday May 8, 2018
Culture : Teacher Appreciation Week is a week long celebration - to show appreciation for the contribution that teachers bring to education
Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year.
One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world.
Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day.
In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914
Memorial Day -
Monday May 28, 2018
Secular holiday : Observed on the last Monday in May in most of the United States, in honour of the nation’s armed services personnel killed in wartime and the deceased in general. Created after the Civil War, it is traditionally marked by parades, memorial speeches
Flag Day -
Friday June 14, 2019
Culture : Commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted the American continental army after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775. |Wikipedia]
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]
Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018
Wednesday June 19, 2019
Culture : Marks the official date to the end of slavery in 1865, when the last group of slaves that remained in Galveston, Texas, heard their call to freedom - two years after the Emancipation Proclamation
Independence Day -
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Secular holiday : Commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Fourth is traditionally celebrated publicly with parades and pageants, patriotic speeches, and organized firing of guns and cannons and displays of fireworks.
Parents' Day -
Sunday July 22, 2018
Sisters' Day -
Sunday August 5, 2018
Labor Day -
Monday September 3, 2018
Secular holiday : Celebrated on the first Monday in September with parades. For most Americans, it marks the end of summer holidays, and for many students the beginning of the classes.
Grandparents Day -
Sunday September 9, 2018
cards/flowers : To honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer The official flower of the Grandparents Day is the forget-me-not
Rosh Hashanah -
Monday September 10, 2018
cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday
El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Constitution Day -
Sunday September 16, 2018
Culture : Commemorates the declaration of the Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787
Citizenship Day -
Monday September 17, 2018
Culture : Since 2004, celebrates the ratification of the U.S. constitution and persons who have become U.S. citizens.
Yom Kippur -
Tuesday September 18, 2018