US Holiday On September 23 2011?
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, 2011-09-23:
Constitution Week - Day 7: [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.
National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week - Day 6: [pro] This week serves as an opportunity to recognizes that historically Black colleges and universities have been educating students for more than 100 years; and to commend the historically Black colleges and universities for their commitment to academic excellence for all students, including low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. According to the Presidential Proclamation,
For generations, the promise of an education has been a beacon of hope for millions of Americans seeking a better life. At a time when it was deemed illegal for African Americans to learn to read or write, brave men and women took great risks to learn these skills in secret. And after the Civil War, determined individuals made extraordinary sacrifices to establish the institutions we know today as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). These schools waged a war against illiteracy and ignorance and offered a newly free people the opportunity to write their own chapter in the American story. This week, we honor their important legacy and renew our commitment to their spirit: that every person deserves a chance to succeed.
National Farm Safety and Health Week - Day 6: [pro] This week is meant to celebrate the value, dedication and contributions of American agriculturists and their families serving in the farms and it is also an opportunity to promote secure environments and best work practices in the farms. According to the Presidential Proclamation,
Farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers form the cornerstones of some of America's most essential economic sectors. Their products feed, clothe, and fuel our Nation. Their way of life -- handed down from generation to generation -- is central to the American story. During National Farm Safety and Health Week, we celebrate our agricultural producers' values, experiences, and contributions, and we recommit to secure work environments on all our country's farms.
National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week - Day 6: [pro] This week is an opportunity to recognize the tremendous impact of the Hispanic-serving institutions and support their valuable work. According to the Presidential Proclamation,
In America, every child should have access to a world-class education. Our Nation's classrooms cultivate and challenge young minds and build a skilled and competitive workforce, securing a brighter future for our children and our country. Across America, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) provide essential education opportunities and play a vital role in fulfilling our responsibility to the rising group of Hispanic innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, and scholars. This week, we honor these halls of learning and recommit ourselves to inspiring and preparing the next generation of leaders.
Autumnal Equinox: [non] The autumnal equinox is also known as the "September equinox" or "Southward equinox" and it is the moment when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. This year, the exact moment of the autumnal equinox is at 04:04 am (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 autumnal equinox does not fall on the same day every year, rather, it can occur at any time between the 21st and the 24th day of September in the northern hemisphere.