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US Holiday On December 17 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 Sunday, 2023-12-17:

  • Pan American Aviation Day:

    [fed-ob] The President may issue each year a proclamation designating December 17 as Pan American Aviation Day.
  • Wright Brothers Day:

    [fed-ob] [pro] (a) Designation.— December 17 is Wright Brothers Day. (b) Purpose.— Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, that were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. (c) Proclamation.— The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe Wright Brothers Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
  • Ohio Aviation and Aerospace History Education Week - Day 1:

    [oh-sp] The week of the seventeenth day of December is designated as "Ohio Aviation and Aerospace History Education Week" in honor of the anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight. As used in this section, "the week of the seventeenth day of December" means the seven-day period beginning on a Sunday and ending on a Saturday that includes the seventeenth day of December.


[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.

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

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