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US Holiday On October 6 2014?

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 Monday, 2014-10-06:

  • Child Health Day:

    [fed-ob] The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation— (1) designating the first Monday in October as Child Health Day;and (2) inviting all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare to unite on Child Health Day in observing exercises that will make the people of the United States aware of the fundamental necessity of a year-round program to protect and develop the health of the children of the United States. According to the Presidential Proclamation,
    All children deserve to grow up healthy and safe. And we all share an obligation to ensure our youth have the necessary resources to thrive. This Child Health Day, let us recommit to providing our children with one of life's most basic building blocks -- a healthy start.
  • Fire Prevention Week - Day 2:

    [pro] During Fire Prevention Week, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to pull their neighbors out of harm's way, and pledge to do our part to prevent fires in our homes, our cities, and the great outdoors. According to the Presidential Proclamation,
    By preventing fires, we can both protect our loved ones and keep America's firefighters out of unnecessary danger. To save people they have never met, these skilled professionals battle walls of flame, put themselves in the paths of unpredictable wildfires, and rush into houses on the verge of collapse. This week, as we renew our commitment to fire safety, we thank these courageous first responders for their service and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
  • German-American Day:

    [pro] On German-American Day, we celebrate the German American heritage in the United States. October 6 is a special date because in 1683, 13 German families from Krefeld, near the Rhine, landed in Philadelphia which subsequently founded Germantown, Pennsylvania, the first German settlement.
    Since the first German settlers joined the Jamestown colony in 1608, German Americans have helped shape our identity -- the small band of families who left the banks of the Rhine to found Germantown, Pennsylvania;the men, women, and children who fled the tyranny of fascism;the multitudes who sailed across the Atlantic to seek liberty and opportunity on our shores. On German-American Day, we celebrate the vibrant threads of German heritage woven into our national fabric.


[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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