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January

January 16: Religious Freedom Day
3rd Monday in January: Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday
3rd Sunday in January: National Sanctity of Human Life Day
various March/April: Education and Sharing Day (based on Hebrew Calendar)
January: National Mentoring Month
January: Stalking Awareness Month
January: Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

February

February 15: Susan B. Anthony Day
February: American Heart Month
February: Black History Month

March

March 10: Harriet Tubman Day
March 21 (1982-1988): Afghanistan Day
March 25: Greek Independence Day
March 29: National Vietnam War Veterans Day
March 31: Cesar Chavez Day
1st week of March: Save Your Vision Week
3rd week of March: National Poison Prevention Week
March: American Red Cross Month
March: Women’s History Month
March: Irish-American Heritage Month

April

April 6: National Tartan Day
2nd Thursday in April: National D.A.R.E. Day
April 9: National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
April 14: Pan American Day and Pan American Week
last week of April: National Volunteer Week
varies in April: Crime Victims’ Rights Week
varies in April: National Park Week
April: Cancer Control Month
April: National Donate Life Month
April: National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April: National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April: National Financial Literacy Month

May

May 1: Loyalty Day
May 1: Law Day, U.S.A.
May 15: Peace Officers Memorial Day
1st Thursday in May: National Day of Prayer
2nd Friday in May: Military Spouse Day
2nd Sunday in May: Mother’s Day
3rd Friday in May: National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week
3rd Saturday in May: Armed Forces Day
May 19: Malcolm X Day
May 22: National Maritime Day
May 25: National Missing Children’s Day
last Monday in May: Memorial Day
first week of May: Public Service Recognition Week
third week of May: World Trade Week
third week of May: National Hurricane Preparedness Week
week prior to Memorial Day: National Safe Boating Week
May: Older Americans Month
May: Jewish American Heritage Month
May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May: Mental Health Awareness Month
May: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
May: National Foster Care Month

June

1st Monday in June: National Child’s Day
June 14: Flag Day and National Flag Week
June 14 (1982–1992): Baltic Freedom Day
3rd Sunday in June: Father’s Day
June 25: National Catfish Day
June: Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
June: Caribbean-American Heritage Month
June: Great Outdoors Month
June: National Oceans Month
June: African-American Music Appreciation Month

July

July 27: National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
last Sunday in July: Parent’s Day
third week of July: Captive Nations Week
July: National Ice Cream Month

August

August 16: National Airborne Day
August 26: Women’s Equality Day
August 16th-22: National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week

September

Weekend before September 11: National Days of Prayer and Remembrance

September 11: Patriot Day

September 11: Emergency Number Day

September 15 – October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Week of September 16-22: National Farm Safety and Health Week

Week of September 16-22: National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week

September 17: Citizenship Day and Constitution Week

September 21: National POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 22: American Business Women’s Day

September 24: National Punctuation Day

September 24: Family Day

September 26: National Pancake Day

September 28: Ask a Stupid Question Day

September 28: National Good Neighbor Day

September 30, 2018: National Public Lands Day

September 30, 2018: Gold Star Mother’s Day

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

National Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Wilderness Month

National Preparedness Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

October

September 15 – October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 1: World Vegetarian Day

October 2: Child Health Day

October 2: International Day of Non-Violence

October 3: National Boyfriend Day

October 4: National Taco Day

October 4: National Vodka Day

October 4: World Animal Day

October 5: World Teachers Day

October 6: Lee National Denim Day

October 6: German-American Day

October 6: National Coaches Day

October 8: Columbus Day

October 9: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 9: Leif Erikson Day

Week of October 9: Fire Prevention Week

October 10: World Mental Health Day

October 10: Walk to School Day

October 11: National Coming Out Day

October 11: General Pulaski Memorial Day

Week of October 14: National School Lunch Week

October 15: White Cane Safety Day

October 15: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 15: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrancer Day

Week of October 15-21: National Character Counts Week

October 16: Boss’s Day

October 17: National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

October 18: Alaska Day

October 18: National Fossil Day

October 18: Conflict Resolution Day

week of October 21: National Forest Products Week

October 24: National Food Day

October 24: United Nations Day

October 27: Navy Day

October 29: National Cat Day

October 30: Mischief Night

October 31: Halloween

National Information Literacy Awareness Month

Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month

Country Music Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Energy Awareness Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

November

November 1: National Brush Day

November 4: National Bison Day

November 9: World Usability Day

November 9: World Freedom Day

November 10: United States Marine Corps Birthday

November 11: Veterans Day

November 15: National Philanthropy Day

November 15: America Recycles Day

November 15: National Farm-City Week

November 16:  Great American Smokeout

November 18: National Adoption Day

Week of November 18: National Family Week

November 22: Thanksgiving Day

November 23: Native American Heritage Day

November 23: Unthanksgiving Day/National Day of Mourning

November 24: National Day of Listening

November 24: Win Friends and Influence People Day

National Entrepreneurship Month

Military Family Month

National Bone Marrow Donor Awareness Month

National Hospice Month

National Adoption Month

National Family Caregivers Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

National Diabetes Month

National American Indian Heritage Month

December

December 1: World AIDS Day

December 1: Eat A red Apple Day

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 7: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7: National Cotton Candy Day

December 10: Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week

December 10: National Lager Day

December 15: Bill of Rights Day

December 17: Wright Brothers Day

December 17: Pan American Aviation Day

December 17: National Maple Syrup Day

December 18: National Roast Suckling Pid Day

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

National Critical Infrastructure Protection Month