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This page starts with U.S. Federal Legal Holidays because on these dates many government offices, banks and businesses will be closed.
or jump to U.S. Holidays Observances Combined List | Events | Seasons and more
Extra Federal Holiday every 4th year: Inauguration Day – next on January 20, 2017. It happens on Jan 20th after the U.S. Presedential Election, held every 4 years.
Be Aware if a federal public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
Many Federal, State, City, Postal, Bank employees, other workers take an extra day off work. When a holiday falls on saturday, they might not work on the preceding friday. When a holiday falls on sunday, they might not work on the following monday. See January 2, and November 12, 2012, above.
Good source to see dates of Federal Employees Holidays days off
click → Office of Personnel Management
The Big Danceof NCAA Division 1 Title Tournament is April 5 & 7, 2014. info
U.S. Daylight Savings Time 2014
• STARTS: March 9, 2014 at 2 a.m. (set clocks AHEAD one hour)
• ENDS: November 2, 2014 at 2 a.m. (set clocks BACK one hour)
To know future U.S. daylight savings time start and end dates...
start: move clocks AHEAD one hour at 2am on the second Sunday in March.
end: move clocks BACK one hour at 2am on the first Sunday of November.
SEASONS 2014 Spring – Summer – Fall (Autumn) – Winter
March 20, 2014 is the Vernal Equinox – beginning of Spring.
June 21, 2014 is the June Solstice – beginning of Summer.
September 22, 2014 is the Autumnal Equinox – beginning of Fall (Autumn).
December 21, 2014 is the December Solstice – beginning of Winter.
EARTH HOUR is MARCH 29, 2014 – Saturday – starts 8:30 p.m. (your local time).
info at www.earthhour.org – concept is for as many people as possible around the world to turn off lights for an hour. Security and emergency lighting will remain on. Millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations around the globe turn off their lights for Earth Hour. More than 100 cities across North America participate annually on the last saturday in March.
More American Patriotic and National Observances• ARMY birthday – June 14th
Why We Celebrate July 4th and What Our independence Is Really All About.
Boston Tea Party – December 16, 1773. A protest to the Tea Act (tax imposed on tea by England). England trying to force people in the colonies to pay that tax was a big catalyst to our independence and becoming The United States Of America. The modern day Tea Party (TEA - Taxed Enough Already) is not a political party. They are individuals and organizations who resemble our forefathers who protested that tax by England.
Read about the Boston Tea Party and consider how similar it is to todays situation.
Declaration of Independence – Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776. read the Declaration
In The Declaration of Independence, it clearly states ...
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government."
The United States Constitution (Constitution of the United States of America)
September 17, 1787. Ratified on March 4, 1789. read the entire Constitution plus the Bill Of Rights
Here is the Preamble of the Constitution...
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
World War I (World War 1)– July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918. The U.S. Congress officially declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. WWI information and resources
World War II (World War 2, WW2) – 1939 to 1945. The U.S. officially declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. WWII timeline details
• College Bowls Mens Football mid Dec 2013 to Jan 6, 2014. use link for list of bowls, teams, dates.
• College Football BCS Championship Game is January 6, 2014 (Monday night), in Pasadena.
• NFL Playoffs (National Football League) TBA January, 2014.
• North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show, NAIAS) January 13-26, 2014.
NAIAS Auto Show days open to the public are Jan 18-26 (public show).
• International CES 2014 (Consumer Electronics Show) is January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.
note: CES is the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow and is an annual event.
• Mardi Gras Carnival: March 4, 2014 in New Orleans. info site web cams Future Dates. annual event. Carnival starts before official day with parades and partying until Midnight on Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday.
• Daytona 500 is February 23, 2014 (Sunday). Nascar race, always the last Sunday in February.
• Spring Break (college) – 1st week of March to 1st week of April. Each school hass its specific week(s).
• Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida: March 8-17, 2013. motorcycles and partying.
• March Madness (NCAA Mens College Basketball Title Tournament) – starts March 18, Title Game April 7, 2014.
• WWE WrestleMania XXX (30) – April 6, 2014 in New Orleans.
• Tea Party Rallies: different days in many cities throughout the U.S., re: politicians tax and spending.
• NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (National Hockey League) – starts in April, finals in June.
• NBA Playoffs (National Basketball Association) – starts in April, finals in June.
• Kentucky Derby: May 3, 2014. Horse racing (first Saturday in May).
• Preakness Stakes: May 17, 2014. Horse racing (two weeks after Kentucky Derby).
• Indianapolis 500: May 25, 2014. (Sunday of Memorial Weekend).
• Belmont Stakes: June 7, 2014. Horse racing (three weeks after the Preakness).
• U.S. Open Golf Championship: June 12-15, 2014 at Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C.
• Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – 74th in Sturgis, South Dakota: August 4-10, 2014. lots of motorcycles and partying.
• Monterey Car Week: August 11-17, 2014 in Monterey, California. classic, vintage & stylish cars.
• Woodward Dream Cruise is August 16, 2014. Annual World Famous Car Cruise held in Metro Detroit, Michigan, and celebrated all week leading up to the official day. The WDC, the most popular car cruise on earth atteded by about one million people annually, is on the third Saturday in August every year.
• World Series (MLB) – TBA October 2014. annual Major League Baseball championship series, usually starts in the 3rd week of October, every year.on a related note... below are the next Olympics dates and locations. Go U.S.!
Winter Olympics 2014 (XXII Olympic Winter Games) is February 7 to February 23, 2014.
2014 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Sochi, Russia.
Summer Olympics 2016 (XXXI Olympic Summer Games) is August 5-21, 2016.
XXXI Olympiad will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Some Months Are Known As ...• February: African American Heritage Month / American Heart Month
List of serious holidays plus the Fun and Strange → The Ultimate Holiday Site – every day has something! such as...National Lazy Day, National Beheading Day, National Failures Day, National Root Beer Float Day, National Toasted Marshmallow Day, etc. When Is – dates of religious and civil holidays around the world.
A Personal Note from Music Slavin MikeThis page is not a definitive holidays list, nor meant to be. These are highlights. Being in the entertainment business, my list is to help you know about the significant dates and events that many people are planning for or talking about.
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