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US Holiday On October 27 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 Saturday, 2018-10-27:

  • National Forest Products Week - Day 7:

    [fed-ob] This year National Forest Products Week starts on Sunday, October 21 2018 and ends on Saturday, October 27 2018. To recognize the importance of products from our forests, the Congress, by Public Law 86-753 (36 U.S.C. 123), as amended, has designated the week beginning on the third Sunday in October of each year as "National Forest Products Week"and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week each year.
  • U.S. Navy Day:

    [unofficial] Although not recognized officially as a national holiday, October 27 was suggested by the Navy League in 1922 to recognize Theodore Roosevelt's birthday. Roosevelt had been an Assistant Secretary of the Navy and supported a strong Navy as well as the idea of Navy Day. In addition, October 27 was the anniversary of a 1775 report issued by a special committee of the Continental Congress favoring the purchase of merchant ships as the foundation of an American Navy. In the official military calendar, U.S. Armed Forces Day is meant to overtake U.S. Navy Day.


[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.).

[unofficial] This is a unofficial holiday.

Content last updated on 2016-08-23T15:26:00Z