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Month Calendar For United States Holidays October 2013

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month[pro]: To honor the achievements of Hispanics in America, the Congress by Public Law 100-402, as amended, has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating September 15 through October 15 as "National Hispanic Heritage Month". According to the Presidential Proclamation,
    Throughout our history, our Nation has been enriched by the storied pasts of all who call the United States of America home. America's Hispanic community has woven unique threads into the diverse fabric of our country and played an important role in shaping our national character as a people of limitless possibility. This month, let us honor their distinct heritage while reaffirming our commitment to enabling them to build a future bright with hope and opportunity for themselves, their families, and the country we love.
    • Breast Cancer Awareness Month[pro]: During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we recognize all those who know the anguish of breast cancer, and we redouble our efforts to improve care and bring attention to this disease.
      • National Disability Employment Awareness Month: (a) Designation.— October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. (b) Ceremonies.— Appropriate ceremonies shall be held throughout the United States during National Disability Employment Awareness Month to enlist public support for, and interest in, the employment of workers with disabilities who are otherwise qualified. Governors, mayors, heads of other governmental entities, and interested organizations and individuals are invited to participate in the ceremonies. (c) Proclamation.— The President is requested to issue each year a suitable proclamation.
        • National Arts and Humanities Month[pro]: National Arts and Humanities Month is a time to celebrate the rich heritage of arts and humanities and how they have helped shape this country.
          Over centuries of change -- through trial and triumph -- the arts and humanities have chronicled history in ways that have brought the past to life and provided a vivid vision for our journey forward. Today, we continue to live in an ever-changing world, and the arts and humanities help us experience it in truer colors and tones. When we harness our artistic creativity -- from canvases to concertos -- we can give shape to our emotions and channel our innermost hopes. During National Arts and Humanities Month, we celebrate artistic expression in all its forms and honor the ways they help define the great American story.
          • German Heritage Month[oh-sp]: The month of October is designated as "German Heritage Month" to honor and recognize Ohioans of German descent and their contributions to this state.
            • Ohio Hepatitis C Awareness Month[oh-sp]: The month of October is designated as "Ohio hepatitis C awareness month," to increase public awareness of hepatitis C as an emerging health concern.

              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 october 2013:

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              Notes:

              [pro] This is a special day designated by presidential proclamation.

              [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.).

              [fed] This is a federal holiday. Most Federal employees work schedule is Monday through Friday. For these Federal employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday, that is to say, Saturday or Sunday, then, the holiday usually is observed on Monday (in case the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (in case the holiday falls on Saturday).

              [ny] This is a State Holiday in the State of New York.

              [il] This is a State Holiday in the State of Illinois.

              [pa] This is a State Holiday in the State of Pennsylvania.

              [fl-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Florida. If a holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed as a holiday and if a holidays falls on Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as a holiday.

              [pa-le-op] This is an optional Legal Holiday in the State of Pennsylvania.

              [il-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Illinois, upon which day a bank may, but is not required to, remain closed.

              [ut] This is a State Holiday in the State of Utah. According to Title 63G, Section 301, Legal holidays: if any of the holidays fall on Sunday, then the following Monday shall be the holiday. Moreover, if any of the holidays fall on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the holiday.

              [sd] This is a State Holiday in the State of South Dakota.

              [hi-ob] This is a special day of observance in the State of Hawaii.

              [nhas] Part of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Awareness Days.

              [oh-sp] This is a special day, week or month by Statutory Designation in the State of Ohio.

              [ak] This is a State Holiday in the State of Alaska.

              [unofficial] This is a unofficial holiday.