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US Holiday On August 26 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 Tuesday, 2014-08-26:

  • Women's Equality Day:

    [pro] Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. This year is the 94th anniversary of 19th Amendment.
  • Women’s Equality Day:

    [pro] This is a day to celebrate equal rights for women in the United States, including the fundamental right to vote. According to the Presidential Proclamation,
    On August 26, 1920, after decades of organizing, agitating, and demonstrating, our country achieved a major victory for women's rights and American democracy. The 19th Amendment was certified, extending the vote to women and advancing our Nation's long journey toward full equality for all Americans. The ratification of the 19th Amendment paved the way for more women to participate in American politics -- as leaders, candidates, voters, and volunteers. Today, women make up the majority of the electorate, and last year a record number of women were elected to the United States Congress. On Women's Equality Day, we celebrate the progress that has been made, and renew our commitment to securing equal rights, freedoms, and opportunities for women everywhere.

Notes:

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

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