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US Holiday On March 19 2020?

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 Thursday, 2020-03-19:

  • National Poison Prevention Week:

    [fed-ob] National Poison Prevention Week is observed in the United States the third week of March. The goal of the week is to raise awareness of the risk of being poisoned by household products, medicines, pesticides, plants, bites and stings, food poisoning, and fumes. Awareness being duly raised, it is hoped that this will prevent poisoning.
  • Vernal Equinox:

    [non] The vernal equinox is also known as the "March equinox" or "Northward equinox" and it is the moment when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading northward. This year, the exact moment of the vernal equinox is at 22:49 pm (Central Time USA). At the time when the Sun is crossing the celestial equator, either southwards of northwards, day and night are of nearly equal length at all latitudes and astronomers call that moment an "equinox", a word derived from the Latin that means "equal night". The vernal equinox does not fall on the same day every year, rather, it can occur at any time between the 19th and the 21st day of March in the northern hemisphere.


[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.).

[non] This is a non-holiday notable day

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