Ethnic Observances






Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Month: January
Date: 3rd Monday
Authority: Public Law 98-144, Nov 1983 (Federal Holiday)




African-American/Black History Month

Month: February
Dates: All Month
Authority: First Presidential Proclamation, Feb 1976




Women's History Month

Month: March
Dates: All Month
Authority: Public Law 100-9, Mar 1987




"Days of Remembrance" for Victims of the Holocaust

Month: April/May
Dates: Sunday to Sunday for week incorporating Yom Hashoah
Authority: Public Law 96-388, Oct 1980




Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Month: May
Dates: All Month
Authority: First Presidential Proclamation, May 1991




LGBT Pride Month

Month: June
Dates: All Month
Authority: Army Directive 2017-01




Women's Equality Day

Month: August
Date: 26th
Authority: First Presidential Proclamation, Aug 1973




National Hispanic Heritage Month

Month: September/October
Dates: 15 September - 15 October
Authority: Public Law 100-402, Aug 1988




National Native American Indian Heritage Month

Month: November
Dates: All Month
Authority: Public Law 102-188, Mar 1992

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