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US Holiday On January 2 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 Thursday, 2014-01-02:

  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day:

    [pro] "Through multiple wars, thousands of American service members have faced unimaginable cruelty and unspeakable treatment at the hands of foreign captors. Many sacrificed their own well-being to protect their fellow prisoners, the war effort, and our country. The families suffered as well, unsure of their loved ones' fates, just as the captured warriors were unsure of what the next day would bring. Not all of these courageous men and women, who persevered bravely and sometimes alone, are prominently noted in our history books. Yet, their stories are etched in our national conscience, and their courage is enshrined in the tradition of honor and bravery that is the mark of our Armed Forces."
  • Groundhog Day:

    [other] Groundhog Day is a folk method used by farmers, especially the United States and Canada, to predict the end of winter, based on the behavior of the animal when it leaves hibernation on February 2.
  • Ohio Braille Literacy Week:

    [oh-sp] The Ohio Brille Literacy Week is a week long commemoration in honor of Louis Braille, the inventor of the Braille system used, in modified form, for printing, writing, and musical notation for the blind, and who was born on January 4, 1809, and became blind from an accident at the age of three. This observance has been in effect since 1992-10-28.

Notes:

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

[other] This is a religious, traditional, or informal observance celebrated in the United States.

[oh-sp] This is a special day, week or month by Statutory Designation in the State of Ohio.

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