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US Holiday On May 19 2014?

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, 2014-05-19:

  • National Safe Boating Week - Day 3:

    [fed-ob] Every year, the United States Coast Guard joins partners nationwide to raise awareness about boating responsibly. The goverment of the United States highlights that important work during National Safe Boating Week, and encourages all boaters to take appropriate precautions before casting off this season. In recognition of the importance of safe boating practices, the Congress, by joint resolution approved June 4, 1958 (36 U.S.C. 131), as amended, has authorized and requested the President to proclaim annually the 7-day period prior to Memorial Day weekend as "National Safe Boating Week."
  • World Trade Week - Day 2:

    [pro] This week is a time to inform the people about the benefits of trade for the United States and the world economy. According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
    After 6 years of tremendous progress, America has fought its way back from the worst recession of our lifetimes. With the grit and determination of working families, we have rebuilt our economy, retooled the auto industry, and revitalized American manufacturing. Our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace in over a decade, and as this progress continues, we must ensure that all Americans can share in our Nation's prosperity. This conviction is at the core of middle-class economics, and few things are as vital to ensuring that our economy benefits all Americans as trade. Trade allows our people to work, our businesses to thrive, and our goods and services to compete on a global scale. This week, we reaffirm the importance of trade, and we redouble our efforts to position our workers, farmers, manufacturers, and businesses at the center of the 21st-century global economy.
  • Emergency Medical Services Week - Day 2:

    [pro] This week is an opportunity to recognize the work of Emergency Medical Services(EMS) personnel and to thank them for their heroic contributions to our lives. According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
    Few moments are as terrifying as those when medical emergencies strike. But thanks to the courageous efforts of all who provide emergency medical services (EMS), Americans know they and their loved ones will be cared for in their hours of greatest need. As we mark Emergency Medical Services Week, we thank these selfless women and men, and we recommit to upholding an EMS system that is ready every day for every emergency.
  • National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:

    [nhas] May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a national campaign to end the silence and shame surrounding HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. The Banyan Tree Project takes the lead role in organizing activities and promoting this day.
  • Hepatitis Testing Day:

    [nhas] This year marks the 3rd annual observance of Hepatitis Testing Day. Establishment of this national health awareness day on May 19 was called for in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis as part of efforts to decrease health disparities by raising greater public and health care provider awareness, particularly among those populations most affected by hepatitis B and C infection. Hepatitis Testing Day falls during May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States.

Notes:

[fed-ob] United States federal observances are days, weeks, months, or other periods designated by the United States Congress for the commemoration or other observance of various events, activities, or topics. These observances differ from Federal holidays in that Federal employees only receive a day free from work on holidays, not observances. Federal observances that are designated by Congress appear in Title 36 of the United States Code (36 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.).

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

[nhas] Part of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Awareness Days.

Content last updated on 2016-08-23T15:26:00Z