Friday December 2, 2022
cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC) NOT a public holiday
Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant :
Monday December 26, 2022
Culture : first time in Swahili. A celebration of the African heritage. Observed by part of the African-American community.
Lasts a week.
New Year's Day
Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Sunday January 1, 2023
School holidays : Https://www.k12.com/
Summer vacations in the United States last two or three months.
The date of this holiday depends on the location of the school districts.
In most northern states, summer holidays last from late June (early July) to early September (early September)
in most southern and western states from late May (early June) to mid-August (late August).
The number of study days in this country is about 180 days per year
Please note that there are some variations between the counties
New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)
Monday January 2, 2023
Secular holiday :
Friday January 6, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday January 16, 2023
Secular holiday : Martin Luther King was a U.S civil rights leader and American clergyman. His non-violent demonstrations against racial inequality led to civil rights legislation. He was assassinated in 1968. called "Civil Rights Day" in Arizona, Virginia and New Hampshire
called "Robert E. Lee day" in Alabama and Mississipi
called "Human Rights Day" in Idaho
Chinese New Year
Monday January 23, 2023
cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday
Tuesday February 14, 2023
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February
Monday February 20, 2023
Banks only : Commemorates the births of George Washington (22.2.1732) and Abraham Lincoln (12.2.1809). The memory of Americas first president, George Washington, was once celebrated on his birthday, February 22nd. The date was changed to the third Monday in February to create a three-day weekend Banks, post office and governement close, but businesses, more and more, remain open, as well as universities. These banks remain open: Chase Bank, TD Bank, Wells Fargo
Daylight Saving Time
Sunday March 12, 2023
Special Events : At 2:00 a.m. local times Except in Arizona (USA)
Except in Saskatchewan (Canada)
St Patrick's Day
Friday March 17, 2023
Vietnam Veterans Day
Wednesday March 29, 2023
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.
Cesar Chavez Day
Friday March 31, 2023
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
Saturday April 1, 2023
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 2, 2023
Culture : In Las Vegas - www.grammy.com/ MGM Grand Garden Arena 2023 edition confirmed
Wednesday April 12, 2023
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
Monday April 17, 2023
Special Events : On this day, every individual has to pay his/her income tax to the federal government.
Tax Freedom Day
Friday April 21, 2023
Culture : Celebrated 111 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.
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)
Saturday April 22, 2023
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]
Administrative Professionals' Day
Wednesday April 26, 2023
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 17 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)
Monday May 1, 2023
Culture : Reaffirmation of loyalty to the USA; recognition of the freedom heritage.
Parades and ceremonies across the United States.
Teacher Appreciation Day
Tuesday May 2, 2023
Culture : Teacher Appreciation Week is a week long celebration - to show appreciation for the contribution that teachers bring to education
National Day of Prayer
Thursday May 4, 2023
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.
Sunday May 14, 2023
cards/flowers : Mothers day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mothers 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. Howes 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 womens suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mothers Day, with her Mothers Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mothers Day in 1914
Monday May 29, 2023
Secular holiday : Observed on the last Monday in May in most of the United States, in honour of the nations armed services personnel killed in wartime and the deceased in general. Created after the Civil War, it is traditionally marked by parades, memorial speeches