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US Holiday On April 19 2013?

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 Friday, 2013-04-19:

  • Pan American Week - Day 6:

    [pro] The entire week on which the Pan American Day falls is observed as Pan American Week.
  • National Volunteer Week - Day 6:

    [pro] The second week of April each year is designated as National Volunteer Week. This week serves as a means to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism in the United States. Communities across the United States have celebrated National Volunteer Week since 1974, when President Nixon signed an executive order establishing the second week of April as an annual celebration of volunteering. Since then, every U.S. president has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week. According to the presidential proclamation (2016),
    Each day, humble people of every background and belief come together to fulfill the timeless responsibility we have as Americans: to accept certain obligations to one another. People of all ages can volunteer, and anyone can, through the smallest of acts, do their part to improve the lives of others. This week, we celebrate the selfless individuals around our country who channel their civic virtues through volunteerism, and we encourage more people to make service an integral part of their lives.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial - 18th Anniversary:

    [ok-sp] The Oklahoma City bombing was a terrorist attack on April 19, 1995 executed by two Americans with militia training and strong antigoverment views. They packed a rental truck with explosives and detonated it in front of the nine-story Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The explosion demolished a third of the building which contained regional offices for the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives. Moreover, it damaged hundreds of other structures in 16 surrounding blocks, killed 168 people and injured 680 others. After its demolition in May 1995, the area of the federal building became a national memorial and museum that opened to the public. Before the September 11 terrorist attack, the Oklahoma City bombing was considered as the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the United States. Every year on April 19, annual remembrance services are held at the same time of the day as the explosion occurred. City officials and relatives of the victims of the bombing gatherer to honor the dead and to celebrate the city's resilence.
  • Child Care Worker Appreciation Week in Ohio:

    [oh-sp] The week of the nineteenth day of April shall be designated as "Child Care Worker Appreciation Week in Ohio," to commemorate those child care workers who lost their lives in the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building on April 19, 1995, and to increase public appreciation of child care workers in Ohio. As used in this section, "the week of the nineteenth day of April" means the seven-day period beginning on Sunday and ending on Saturday that includes the nineteenth day of April.
  • Hillbilly - Day 2:

    [festival] [ky-sp] Hillbilly Days is an annual three-day festival that takes place in Pikeville, Kentucky. The festival is hosted by Pikeville on the third weekend of April. Each year it brings in over 100,000 people, from all across the continent of North America, who line the streets of the City of Pikeville. The objective is to raise money for the local Shriners Children's Hospital. At this festival, there are live music and performances, arts and crafts, parades and fireworks.

Notes:

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

[ok-sp] An special day of observance in the State of Oklahoma.

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

[festival]

[ky-sp] An special day of observance in the State of Kentucky.

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