Submitted by Sacramento County in May 2020.
Memorial Day was initially called Declaration Day. In May 1868, U.S General John A. Logan first called for the observance of Decoration Day nationally:
Submitted by Sacramento County in December 2019.
September is Voter Registration Month, and September 24th (the fourth Tuesday in September) is Voter Registration Day.
Submitted by Sacramento County in October 2019.
To find out about this observation, visit: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/about/
Veterans Day is a federal holiday to honor our country's military veterans. The holiday began as an observation of the Armistice the Allies signed with Germany to end World War I.
Founder of the League of Women Voters, Carrie Chapman Catt (January 9, 1859 – March 9, 1947) was peace activist before becoming a guiding force in the women's suffrage movement.
The U.S. Congress passed legislation designating the third Monday in January a federal holiday in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The bill because law in 1983.
In 1878, the U.S. Congress declared George Washington's birthday to be a federal holiday. The first observation was February 22, 1879. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1970 changed the date of the holiday to the third Monday in February.
With President Jimmy Carter's proclamation in February 1988, the U.S. began to observe Women’s History Week inclusive of International Women’s Day (March 8).
This celebration occurs during the week that includes President James Madison's birthday and National Freedom of Information Day—March 16.
Earth Day is observed around the world on April 22 to support environmental protection.
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