Tuesday, August 5, 2014

U.S. Holidays

The US is a country filled with many different kinds of cultures and traditions so that means that there's also many kinds of holidays as well. Because there is just so many holidays that many people outside the US don't know about I wanted to make a little calendar list of all of the them for you guys.
Sept 1 Labor Day
Sept 6 Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
Sept 7 National Grandparents Day
Sept 11 Patriot Day
Sept 17 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Sept 19 National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sept 23 September equinox
Sept 28 Gold Star Mother's Day

Oct 6 Child Health Day
Oct 9 Leif Erikson Day
Oct 13 Columbus Day
Oct 15 White Cane Safety Day
Oct 16 Boss's Day
Oct 18 Sweetest Day
Oct 23 Diwali/Deepavali
Oct 31 Halloween
Nov 2 Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov 11 Veterans Day
Nov 27 Thanksgiving Day
DecemberDec 1 Cyber Monday
Dec 6 St Nicholas' Day
Dec 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Dec 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 17 Pan American Aviation Day
Dec 17 Wright Brothers Day
Dec 21 December Solstice
Dec 24 Christmas Eve
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Dec 26 Kwanzaa
Dec 31 New Year's Eve
JanuaryJan 1 New Year's Day
Jan 13 Stephen Foster Memorial Day
Jan 19 Martin Luther King Day
FebruaryFeb 1 National Freedom Day
Feb 2 Groundhog Day
Feb 6 National Wear Red Day
Feb 14 Valentine's Day
Feb 16 Presidents' Day
Feb 17 Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday
Feb 19 Chinese New Year
Mar 1 St. David's Day
Mar 2 Read Across America Day
Mar 8 Daylight Saving Time starts
Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day
Mar 20 March equinox
AprilApr 5 Easter Sunday
Apr 6 National Tartan Day
Apr 13 Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Apr 15 Tax Day
Apr 21 National Library Workers' Day
Apr 22 Administrative Professionals Day
MayMay 1 Law Day/Loyalty Day
May 2 National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 6 National Nurses Day
May 7 National Day of Prayer
May 10 Mothers' Day
May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day/National Defense Transportation Day
May 16 Armed Forces Day
May 20 Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
May 22 National Maritime Day
May 25 Memorial Day/National Missing Children's Day
JuneJun 6 D-Day
Jun 14 Flag Day
Jun 21 June Solstice
Jun 21 Fathers' Day

Jul 4 Independence Day
Jul 26 Parents' Day
AugustAug 14 My Birthday!!! :P
Aug 19 National Aviation Day
Aug 21 Senior Citizens Day
These are just a few in the many number of holidays celebrated in the US and most I have never heard of before. But I do hope this list helps you to recognize or learn some of the holiday's that we celebrate or observe here. I hope you all have had a wonderful summer and I can't wait to meet you guys in the next few weeks!

by Kemia
For a list of holidays and breaks at EMU, visit http://www.emich.edu/registrar/calendars/.

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