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US Holiday On December 10 2017?

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, 2017-12-10:

  • Human Rights Day:

    [fed-ob][pro] Human Rights Day is celebrated by Presidential Proclamation every year on December 10 to conmemorate the adoption and proclamation in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. The Presidential Proclamation states that
    On December 10, 1948, nations from six continents came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This extraordinary document affirmed that every individual is born equal with inalienable rights, and it is the responsibility of governments to uphold these rights. In more than 430 translations, the Declaration recognizes the inherent dignity and worth of all people and supports their right to chart their own destinies. On the anniversary of this human rights milestone, we join with all those who are willing to strive for a brighter future, and together, we continue our work to build the world our children deserve.
    The day is normally marked both by high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues.This year marks the 69th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Human Rights Week - Day 1:

    [fed-ob][pro] Human Rights Week is a weeklong celebration meant to expose, educate, and create discussion opportunities for human rights issues. 2017 marks the 69th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.According to the Presidential Proclamation,
    [...] during Human Rights Week, let us continue our urgent task of rejecting hatred in whatever form it takes and recommit to fostering a global community where every person can achieve their dreams and contribute to humankind.


[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.

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