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US Holiday On May 16 2023?

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, 2023-05-16:

  • National Defense Transportation Week:

    [fed-ob] [pro] The entire week on which the National Defense Transportation Day falls is observed as the National Transportation Week (NTW). It provides an opportunity for Americans to join together for greater awareness and appreciation of the transportation industry. Also, it celebrates the community of transportation professionals who keep our country on the move.
  • National Police Week - Day 3:

    [pro] This year National Police Week starts on Sunday, May 14 2023 and ends on Saturday, May 20 2023. The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation— (1) designating the week in which May 15 occurs as Police Week in recognition of the service given by men and women who stand guard to protect the people of the United States through law enforcement; and (2) inviting State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including the display of the flag at halfstaff. According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
    Each May, our Nation salutes the American women and men who put their lives on the line every day to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law. On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, we recognize all those who have dedicated their lives to this vital task. With heavy hearts, we mourn the heroes taken from us only because they chose to serve, and we rededicate ourselves to carrying forward their noble legacy.
  • National Women's Health Week - Day 3:

    [pro] This week is a reminder to women to take care of themselves, and to make their health a priority. During this week organizations promote awareness, prevention, and educational activities that improve the health of women. According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
    During National Women's Health Week, we reaffirm the belief that ensuring all women and girls have the opportunity to live full and healthy lives is vital to their success and to the prosperity of our Nation.
  • Armed Forces Week - Day 4:

    A week-long tribute to the nation’s Armed Forces.


[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