US Holiday On October 8 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 Monday, 2018-10-08:
Columbus Day: [fed][ny][il][pa][fl-le][pa-le-op][il-le][ut] Columbus Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October. It is, however, not a public legal holiday in some states such as Washington, California, Oregon, Nevada and Hawaii. The day commemorates October 12, 1492, when Italian navigator Christopher Columbus landed in the New World. The holiday was first proclaimed in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation designating the second Monday in October as Columbus Day. According to the Presidential Proclamation,
When Christopher Columbus -- a son of Genoa, Italy -- set sail across the Atlantic, no one could imagine the profound and lasting impact he would have on the world. In search of a westward route to Asia, he instead spotted the Bahamas. As dawn broke on October 12, 1492, Columbus's crew set foot on a Caribbean island and changed the course of history. For much of Europe, this marked the discovery of the New World, and it set in motion the more than five centuries that have followed. [...] Columbus's historic voyage ushered in a new age, and since, the world has never been the same. His journey opened the door for generations of Italian immigrants who followed his path across an ocean in pursuit of the promise of America. Like Columbus, these immigrants and their descendants have shaped the place where they landed. Italian Americans have enriched our culture and strengthened our country. They have served with honor and distinction in our Armed Forces, and today, they embrace their rich heritage as leaders in our communities and pioneers of industry.
Indigenous Peoples' Day: [Seattle][Minneapolis] In the State of Washington, Columbus Day is not a legal state holiday. The Seattle Human Rights Commission passed Resolution 14-3 on June 5, 2014 to recognize the second Monday of October (the federally observed Columbus Day holiday) as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Resolution 14-3 recognizes that, among other things,
On Monday October 6, 2014, the City Council of Seattle unanimously voted to recognize Resolution 14-3, thereby, declaring its support for the City of Seattle’s recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday in October.
- all people are born free and equal in dignity and rights;
- the United States supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that recognizes that "indigenous peoples have suffered from historic injustices as a result of, inter alia, their colonization and dispossession of their lands, territories and resources";
- the indigenous peoples of the lands that would later become known as the Americas have occupied these lands since time immemorial;
- the celebration of Christopher Columbus celebrate an era of colonization and dispossession of indigenous peoples’ homelands;
- Seattle is built upon indigenous peoples’ homelands;
The Minneapolis City Council, recognizing that, among other things,
resolved on April 25, 2014, that Indigenous Peoples Day shall be celebrated on the second Monday in October.
- Indigenous nations have lived upon this land since time immemorial and values the progress our society has accomplished through American Indian technology, thought, and culture;
- the City of Minneapolis has a strong history of over four decades of American Indian activism;
- the City of Minneapolis shall continue its efforts to promote the well-being and growth of the Minneapolis American Indian and Indigenous community;
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.
Native American Day: [sd] In 1989, the South Dakota legislature unanimously passed legislation proposed by Governor George S. Mickelson to proclaim 1990 as the "Year of Reconciliation"between Native Americans and whites, to change Columbus Day to Native American Day and to make Martin Luther King's birthday into a state holiday. Since 1990, the second Monday in October has been celebrated as Native American Day in South Dakota.
Discoverers' Day: [hi-ob] According to Hawaiian legislation, "the second Monday in October shall be known as Discoverers' Day, in recognition of the Polynesian discoverers of the Hawaiian Islands, provided that this day is not and shall not be construed to be a state holiday."[L 1988, c 220, §4]