United States Holidays and Observances

By Date, Jurisdiction, and Subject, Fully Indexed

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About the Book

Every day of the year, somewhere in the United States, some sort of holiday or special remembrance is being observed by individuals, organizations, or governments. January 30 is Pennsylvanians with Disabilities Day. On March 26, Hawaii celebrates Prince Janah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day. November 9 is set aside for Women Veterans Day in Alaska, while in Puerto Rico they honor baseball scout Pedrin Zorilla, and as the sun sets, New Jersey holds a Kristallnacht Memorial Night.
This book is a detailed reference work about holidays and special observances established by statute in the United States, including American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Because the United States is a member state of the United Nations, U.N.–designated holidays and longer periods of time, such as years and decades devoted to important world issues, are also included. Following the day-by-day section, holidays are listed chronologically within their jurisdictions (federally designated observances are first in the list; states and territories follow in alphabetical order). A subject index offers access to particular topics (nursing, education, peace…) and a name index indicates holidays celebrating the lives of individuals.

About the Author(s)

Attorney Steve Rajtar is the author of numerous reference works. He lives in Issaquah, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Steve Rajtar
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 173
Bibliographic Info: indexes
Copyright Date: 2013 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7502-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0375-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface: Every Day’s a Holiday      1

JANUARY      5

FEBRUARY      14

MARCH      24

APRIL      37

MAY      50

JUNE      64

JULY      74

AUGUST      81

SEPTEMBER      87

OCTOBER      99

NOVEMBER      111

DECEMBER      119

Unscheduled Observances      125

Holidays and Observances Listed by Jurisdiction      127

Subject Index      151

Name Index      163

Book Reviews & Awards

“a good addition”—Booklist; “most useful…an interesting reference work”—Reference Reviews.