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Month Calendar For United States Holidays May 2014

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, formerly known as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on the people of the United States, and the chief executive officers of each State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau to observe Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
    During Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, and we reflect on the many ways they have enriched our Nation. Like America itself, the AAPI community draws strength from the diversity of its many distinct cultures -- each with vibrant histories and unique perspectives to bring to our national life. Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have helped build, defend, and strengthen our Nation -- as farm workers and railroad laborers;as entrepreneurs and scientists;as artists, activists, and leaders of government. They have gone beyond, embodying the soaring aspirations of the American spirit.
    • Steelmark Month: It honors the steel industry.
      • National Mental Health Awareness Month[pro]: This month is meant to raise awareness about mental illnesses, such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses. According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
        This year, approximately one in five American adults -- our friends, colleagues, and loved ones -- will experience a diagnosable mental health condition like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress, and many others will be troubled by significant emotional and psychological distress, especially in times of difficulty. For most of these people, treatment can be effective and recovery is possible. Yet today, millions of Americans still do not receive the care they need. This month, we stand with those who live with mental illness, and we recommit to ensuring all Americans have access to quality, affordable care.
        • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month[pro]: According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
          Sports are a fundamental part of American culture. They foster our country's competitive drive, help us stay healthy, and teach us what it takes to succeed -- not only on the softball diamond or the basketball court, but also in life. Sports and fitness reflect our national character, and they help us unlock our full potential. During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we recognize parents, coaches, educators, and all those who instill in our children the importance of regular exercise, and we invite all people to invest in their own wellbeing by finding a way to be active each day.
          • Jewish American Heritage Month[pro]: Every May, Jews across the United States honor Jewish American Heritage Month, an annual commemoration begun by President George W. Bush in 2006. Each year, the month is honored with lectures, educational programs and parties across the US, recognizing the contributions US Jews have made to the national landscape over the course of more than two centuries. According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
            From our Nation's earliest days, Jewish Americans have been a critical part of our story. In the face of unspeakable discrimination and adversity, they have fought tirelessly to realize their piece of the American dream and the promise of our founding, holding tight to the belief that a better day lies ahead. Their relentless spirit and remarkable achievements have enriched our country, stirred our conscience, and challenged us to extend the miracles of freedom and security. This month, we honor the vast contributions Jewish Americans have made to our world, and we recommit to standing up for the traditions we believe in and the values we share.
          • National Building Safety Month[pro]: According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
            From skyscrapers and schools to hospitals and homes, America's buildings are the foundations of our communities. When disasters strike, we rely on the structural integrity of our buildings to keep us safe. This month, we pay tribute to the innovative professionals who implement our safety standards, and we redouble our efforts to make our buildings as resilient as our people. [...] Across the United States, buildings bring us together and protect us from harm. As a Nation, our capacity to continue to withstand threats and recover quickly from disaster depends on what we do today. During National Building Safety Month, let us rededicate ourselves to making the places we live, work, and play more stable and secure for generations to come.
            • National Foster Care Month[pro]: Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver referred to as a "foster parent". The placement of the child is normally arranged through the government or a social-service agency. The institution, group home or foster parent is compensated for expenses. According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
              At the heart of the American story is the simple truth that all children should have a fair chance at success, no matter who they are or where they come from. Central to this promise of opportunity are the love and support of family -- which all girls and boys deserve, but not enough have. During National Foster Care Month, we recommit to caring for all our Nation's daughters and sons, and we reaffirm our basic belief: in America, there is a place for everyone, and no young person should feel like they are on their own.
              • National Military Appreciation Month: The month of May of every year has been designated by Congress as "National Military Appreciation Month"(NMAM) and gives a time to recall and learn about the vast American military history and its achievements.
                • Ohio Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month[oh-sp]: The month of May is designated as "Ohio Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month" to increase public awareness of the disease, including its causes and health effects and to encourage and support research to develop effective medical therapies.
                  • Ohio Lyme Disease Awareness Month[oh-sp]: The month of May is designated as "Ohio lyme disease awareness month" to increase public awareness of lyme disease as a health concern.
                    • Nutrition and Physical Fitness Month[oh-sp]: The month of May is designated as "Nutrition and Physical Fitness Month" to increase public awareness of the paramount roles that nutrition and physical fitness play in promoting a healthy lifestyle for all of the citizens of this state.
                      • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month[oh-sp]: The month of June shall be designated as "Prostate Cancer Awareness Month."

                        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 may 2014:

                        May 2014
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                        29Tuesday
                         
                        30Wednesday
                         
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                        Week 22
                        1Sunday
                         
                        2Monday
                         
                        3Tuesday
                         
                        4Wednesday
                         
                        5Thursday
                         
                        6Friday
                         
                        7Saturday
                         
                        8Sunday
                         
                        9Monday
                         
                        10Tuesday
                         
                        11Wednesday
                         
                        12Thursday
                         
                        13Friday
                         
                        14Saturday
                         
                        15Sunday
                         

                        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.

                        [hi] This is a State Holiday in the State of Hawaii.

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

                        [fl-sp] An special day of observance in the State of Florida.

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

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

                        [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).

                        [ca] This is a State Holiday in the State of California.

                        [tx] This is a State Holiday in the State of Texas.State offices are scheduled to be open on partial staffing holidays and optional holidays. Please call ahead to confirm hours. Offices will not be closed on another day when designated holidays fall on a Saturday or Sunday. An employee is entitled to observe optional holidays in lieu of any partial staffing holiday on which state offices are required to be open to conduct public business.

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

                        [fl] This is a State holiday in the State of Florida. If the actual holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as a holiday. When a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a holiday.

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

                        [pa] This is a State 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.

                        [az] This is a State Holiday in the State of Arizona.

                        [al] This is an official holiday in the State of Alabama. In Alabama, Saturday holidays are observed on Fridays and Sunday holidays are observed on Mondays.

                        [ok] This is a State Holiday in the State of Oklahoma.

                        [ms-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Mississippi. Pursuant to Mississippi code ANN. 3-3-7, in the event any holiday declared legal shall fall on Sunday, the next following day shall be a legal holiday.