US Holiday On April 26 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, 2013-04-26:
National Park Week - Day 7: [pro] Every year National Park Week is celebrated in the United States during the month of April. This year National Park Week runs from Saturday, April 20 2013 to Sunday, April 28 2013. It is a chance to hike, learn, share, get active and experience the powerful content knowledge, values, and skills embodied by our Nation’s remarkable cultural, natural, and recreational heritage. There are nearly 400 National Parks coast-to-coast! According to the Presidential Proclamation (2015),
Our National Parks have allowed generations to discover history, nature, and wildlife in irreplaceable ways. From the highest peaks of Denali to the lowest dips of the Grand Canyon, families around our country enjoy the splendor of the outdoors. Throughout National Park Week, as we celebrate the ways in which our treasured outdoor spaces enrich our lives and uplift our spirits, the National Park Service will again offer free admission to America's National Parks so more people can explore our country's vast natural beauty.
National Arbor Day: National Arbor Day was proclaimed as the last Friday in April by President Richard Nixon in 1970. A number of states, Arbor Day is observed at other times to coincide with the best tree planting weather, from January and February in the south to May in the far north. The observance began in 1872, when Nebraska settlers and homesteaders were urged to plant trees on the largely treeless plains.
Confederate Memorial Day: [fl-le] Confederate Memorial Day is a holiday or observance day in parts of South U.S. celebrated to honor those who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. This holiday is also known as Confederate Decoration Day in the State of Tennessee and Confederate Heroes Day in the State of Texas. April 26 marks the anniversary of the end of the Civil War for Georgia, for it was on this day in 1865 that Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston’s surrender to General William T. Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina became official. Johnston had been in charge of Georgia’s defense, so this day marked the end of the war for Georgia. In early August 2015, Georgia's governor has removed Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee's Birthday from the state calendar, replacing them with the designation "state holiday." The decision comes after public discontent with symbols honoring the Confederacy.