US Holiday On October 14 2013?

The following is a compilation of American federal holidays, federal observances, state holidays and other common patriotic and national observances and commemorations that apply to the United States during Monday, 2013-10-14:

  • Columbus Day:

    [fed] [ny] [il] [pa] [fl-le] [pa-le-op] [il-le] [ut] Columbus Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October. It is, however, not a public legal holiday in some states such as Washington, California, Oregon, Nevada and Hawaii. The day commemorates October 12, 1492, when Italian navigator Christopher Columbus landed in the New World. The holiday was first proclaimed in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation designating the second Monday in October as Columbus Day.
  • National School Lunch Week - Day 2:

    [pro] This year National School Lunch Week starts on Sunday, October 13 2013 and ends on Saturday, October 19 2013. In 1946 (67 years ago) President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act, which provided meals for over 7 million children in its first year. By joint resolution approved October 9, 1962, the Congress designated the week beginning on the second Sunday of October in each year as "National School Lunch Week" and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week. According to a recent presidential proclamation,

    More than 30 million children depend on the National School Lunch Program for daily nutrition, and more than 13 million children are able to start their school day with a full stomach because of the School Breakfast Program. For many young people, these programs are the only regular source of food. That is why it is more important than ever to strengthen them and make sure they are supporting healthy lifestyles in classrooms across America. During National School Lunch Week, we encourage schools to expand access to nutritious food options, and we salute all those who work in our Nation's school cafeterias and food preparation centers.

  • Native American Day:

    [sd] In 1989, the South Dakota legislature unanimously passed legislation proposed by Governor George S. Mickelson to proclaim 1990 as the "Year of Reconciliation" between Native Americans and whites, to change Columbus Day to Native American Day and to make Martin Luther King's birthday into a state holiday. Since 1990, the second Monday in October has been celebrated as Native American Day in South Dakota.
  • Discoverers' Day:

    [hi-ob] According to Hawaiian legislation, "the second Monday in October shall be known as Discoverers' Day, in recognition of the Polynesian discoverers of the Hawaiian Islands, provided that this day is not and shall not be construed to be a state holiday." [L 1988, c 220, §4]

Notes:

[fed] This is a federal holiday. Most Federal employees work schedule is Monday through Friday. For these Federal employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday, that is to say, Saturday or Sunday, then, the holiday usually is observed on Monday (in case the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (in case the holiday falls on Saturday).

[ny] This is a State Holiday in the State of New York.

[il] This is a State Holiday in the State of Illinois.

[pa] This is a State Holiday in the State of Pennsylvania.

[fl-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Florida.

[pa-le-op] This is an optional Legal Holiday in the State of Pennsylvania.

[il-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Illinois, upon which day a bank may, but is not required to, remain closed.

[ut] This is a State Holiday in the State of Utah. According to Title 63G, Section 301, Legal holidays: if any of the holidays fall on Sunday, then the following Monday shall be the holiday. Moreover, if any of the holidays fall on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the holiday.

[pro] This is a special day recognized by presidential proclamation.

[sd] This is a State Holiday in the State of South Dakota.

[hi-ob] This is a special day of observance in the State of Hawaii.