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US Holiday On May 22 2018?

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, 2018-05-22:

  • National Maritime Day:

    [fed-ob][pro] May 22 is National Maritime Day. On National Maritime Day, we honor the women and men who take to the seas to boost our economy and uphold the values we cherish. The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on — (1) the people of the United States to observe National Maritime Day by displaying the flag of the United States at their homes or other suitable places;and (2) United States Government officials to display the flag on all Government buildings on National Maritime Day. According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
    For over two centuries, proud mariners have set sail in defense of our people and in pursuit of opportunity. Through periods of conflict and times of peace, our Nation has relied on the United States Merchant Marine to transport goods to and from our shores and deliver troops and supplies around the world. During National Maritime Day, we celebrate this proud history and salute the mariners who have safeguarded our way of life.
  • National Safe Boating Week - Day 4:

    [fed-ob] Every year, the United States Coast Guard joins partners nationwide to raise awareness about boating responsibly. The goverment of the United States highlights that important work during National Safe Boating Week, and encourages all boaters to take appropriate precautions before casting off this season. In recognition of the importance of safe boating practices, the Congress, by joint resolution approved June 4, 1958 (36 U.S.C. 131), as amended, has authorized and requested the President to proclaim annually the 7-day period prior to Memorial Day weekend as "National Safe Boating Week."
  • World Trade Week - Day 3:

    [pro] This week is a time to inform the people about the benefits of trade for the United States and the world economy. According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
    After 6 years of tremendous progress, America has fought its way back from the worst recession of our lifetimes. With the grit and determination of working families, we have rebuilt our economy, retooled the auto industry, and revitalized American manufacturing. Our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace in over a decade, and as this progress continues, we must ensure that all Americans can share in our Nation's prosperity. This conviction is at the core of middle-class economics, and few things are as vital to ensuring that our economy benefits all Americans as trade. Trade allows our people to work, our businesses to thrive, and our goods and services to compete on a global scale. This week, we reaffirm the importance of trade, and we redouble our efforts to position our workers, farmers, manufacturers, and businesses at the center of the 21st-century global economy.
  • Emergency Medical Services Week - Day 3:

    [pro] This week is an opportunity to recognize the work of Emergency Medical Services(EMS) personnel and to thank them for their heroic contributions to our lives. According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
    Few moments are as terrifying as those when medical emergencies strike. But thanks to the courageous efforts of all who provide emergency medical services (EMS), Americans know they and their loved ones will be cared for in their hours of greatest need. As we mark Emergency Medical Services Week, we thank these selfless women and men, and we recommit to upholding an EMS system that is ready every day for every emergency.


[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.

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