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US Holiday On September 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 Saturday, 2020-09-19:

  • Constitution Week - Day 3:

    [fed-ob] Constitution Week in the United States is a federal observance to commemorate the adoption of the United States Constitution. The observance runs annually from September 17 to September 23. It was officially enacted on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution, but it was George W Bush who officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in September 2002. The purpose of the observance week is to promote study and education about the constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.
  • Rosh Hashanah:

    [tx-op] The year 5781 starts on this date in the Hebrew/Jewish calendar! Rosh Hashanah, which literally means "beginning of the year"in Hebrew and referred to in the Torah as Yom Teruah, is the day of the Jewish New Year. In the Jewish calendar, this day is Tishrei 1st. Whole families attend synagogue services where the blowing of an instrument called a shofar, tool made from the horn of a ram or other animal, serves as "a special call"and it is meant to encourage people to reflect on the years that have passed and the years to come. See the Jewish Calendar.

    Texas legal reference:House Concurrent Resolution 136, 68th Legislature, 1983. (not listed in the session laws) Senate Bill 179 (Appropriations Bill), 68th Legislature Regular Session. Chapter 1095. Approved June 19, 1983 and Effective August 29, 1983.


[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.).

[tx-op] This is an optional holiday in the State of Texas.

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