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US Holiday On April 20 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 Sunday, 2014-04-20:

  • Easter Sunday:

    Easter falls on a spring Sunday that varies from year to year. Easter is recognized as a flag day but has not been a federal holiday due to falling always on a Sunday, which is a non-working day for federal and state employees. However, many companies, including banks, malls, shopping centers and most private retail stores that normally open on Sundays are closed on Easter. Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Christians, Easter is a day of religious services and the gathering of family. Many Americans follow old traditions of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving children baskets of candy.
  • National Park Week - Day 2:

    [pro] Every year National Park Week is celebrated in the United States during the month of April. This year National Park Week runs from Saturday, April 19 2014 to Sunday, April 27 2014. It is a chance to hike, learn, share, get active and experience the powerful content knowledge, values, and skills embodied by our Nation’s remarkable cultural, natural, and recreational heritage. There are nearly 400 National Parks coast-to-coast! According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
    Our National Parks have allowed generations to discover history, nature, and wildlife in irreplaceable ways. From the highest peaks of Denali to the lowest dips of the Grand Canyon, families around our country enjoy the splendor of the outdoors. Throughout National Park Week, as we celebrate the ways in which our treasured outdoor spaces enrich our lives and uplift our spirits, the National Park Service will again offer free admission to America's National Parks so more people can explore our country's vast natural beauty.
  • 420 Day:

    [other][unofficial] 420 Day, sometimes called April 20 or National Weed Day, is a day informally observed by marijuana advocates in the United States. Although, 420 is a commonplace code used by pot enthusiasts to refer to cannabis, its origin is unclear, with theories ranging from police patrol codes to the anniversary date of famous pot smokers or the number of chemical compounds in cannabis. Under federal law, marijuana is still an illegal drug. Nonetheless, it has been legalized for recreational use in the states of Washington and Colorado. Medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia. There are several efforts going on by supporters to make this day an official day.

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.

[unofficial] This is a unofficial holiday.

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