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									                   2008-2009 Holidays and Observances

In addition to a listing of dates and names of holidays and observances, relevant
Web sites are offered for select observances. Check those sites for resources,
toolkits and event ideas.

These dates are accurate as of December 2008, but we recommend double-
checking observance dates in the coming months—particularly those set for the
end of 2009.



                                      December 2008
Date            Name                                 More Info
1-31            Universal Human Rights Month         www.udhr.org
10              International Human Rights Day       www.un.org
22              Hanukkah                             Google for a variety of sites
25              Christmas                            Google for a variety of sites
26              Kwanzaa                              Google for a variety of sites




                                       January 2009
Date            Name                                 More Info
18-24           Healthy Weight Week                  www.healthyweight.net
19              Martin Luther King, Jr. Day          Google for a variety of sites




                                      February 2009
Date           Name                               More Info
1-28           National Parent Leadership Month   www.parentsanonymous.org
1-28           Black History Month                Google for a variety of sites
1              National Freedom Day               en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Freedom_Day
16             President’s Day                    Google for a variety of sites
22-28          National Eating Disorders          www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
               Awareness Week



2008 List of Holidays & Observances                                                   Page 1
                                           March 2009
Date            Name                                 More Info
1-31            National Nutrition Month             www.eatright.org
2-6             National School Breakfast Week       www.asfsa.org
3-9             National Sleep Awareness Week        www.sleepfoundation.org
10-16           National Brain Awareness Week        www.dana.org/brainweek
23-27           National Youth Violence Prevention   www.violencepreventionweek.org
                Week




                                           April 2009
Date            Name                                 More Info
1-30            National Child Abuse Prevention      www.preventchildabuse.org
                Month
1-30            Alcohol Awareness Month              www.ncadd.org
                                                     www.mentalhealth.org
1-30            National Counseling Awareness        www.counseling.org
                Month
7               National Alcohol Screen Day          www.mentalheathscreening.org
12              Easter                               Google for a variety of sites
9-15            Passover Week                        Google for a variety of sites
19-25           Week of the Young Child              www.naeyc.org
19-26           National Infant Immunization Week    http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
20-24           National Playground Safety Week      www.playgroundsafety.org
20-26           National TV Turnoff Week             www.tvturnoff.org
22              Earth Day                            Google for a variety of sites
23              Take Our Daughters and Sons to       http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org
                Work Day
26-May 3        National Safe Kids Week              www.usa.safekids.org




2008 List of Holidays & Observances                                                   Page 2
                                          May 2009
Date            Name                                   More Info
1-31            Mental Health Month                    www.nmha.org
1-31            National Physical Fitness and Sports   www.fitness.gov
                Month
1-31            National Bike Month                    www.bikeleague.org
1-31            National Teen Pregnancy Prevention     www.teenpregnancy.org/national
                Month
1               Loyalty Day                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyalty_Day
2               National Teen Pregnancy Prevention     www.teenpregnancy.org/national
                Day
4-8             National Mental Health Counseling      www.amhca.org
                Week
5               Cinco de Mayo                          Google for a variety of sites
5               National Teacher Day                   www.nea.org
7               National Children’s Mental Health      www.systemsofcare.samhsa.gov/
                Awareness Day                          nationalawareness/index.aspx
10              Mother’s Day                           Google for a variety of sites
13-19           National Alcohol and Other Drugs       www.ncadd.org
                Birth Defects Week
15              U.N. International Day of Families     www.un.org
15              Peace Officers Memorial Day            Google for a variety of sites
25              National Missing Children’s Day        www.missingkids.com
25              Memorial Day                           Google for a variety of sites




                                         June 2009
Date            Name                                   More Info
1-30            National Safety Month                  www.nsc.org
5               United Nations World Environment       www.un.com/events
                Day
14              Flag Day                               Google for a variety of sites
21              Father’s Day                           Google for a variety of sites
21              National Ask Day                       http://www.paxusa.org/ask/askday.html




2008 List of Holidays & Observances                                                       Page 3
                                          July 2009
Date            Name                                   More Info
4               Independence Day                       Google for a variety of sites
9-13            National Youth Sports Week             www.nrpa.org




                                       August 2009
Date            Name                                   More Info
1-31            National Immunization Awareness        http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
                Month
4               National Night Out                     www.natw.org/nno/



                                      September 2009
Date            Name                                   More Info
1-30            National Alcohol and Drug Addiction    www.recoverymonth.gov
                Recovery Month
1-30            National 5-A-Day Month                 www.5aday.org
1-7             National Childhood Injury Prevention   http://www.safekids.org/skwHome.html
                Week
2-8             Suicide Prevention Week                www.suicidology.org;
                                                       http://www.stopasuicide.org/
                                                       www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
7               Labor Day                              Google for a variety of sites
13              Grandparent’s Day                      Google for a variety of sites
15              Hispanic Heritage Month                Google for a multitude of resources
17              Citizenship Day, Constitution Day      www.constitutioncenter.org
26              National Family Health and Fitness     www.fitnessday.com/family
                Day
27-28           Yom Kippur                             Google for a variety of sites




2008 List of Holidays & Observances                                                        Page 4
                                         October 2009
Date            Name                               More Info
1-31            National Crime Prevention Month    www.ncpc.org
1-31            National Book Month                www.nationalbook.org
1-31            Baby Safety Month                  www.jpma.org
1-31            Children’s Health Month            http://www.healthychildcare.org/
1-31            National Dental Hygiene Month      www.adha.org
2               National Diversity Day             www.nationaldiversityday.com
4-10            National Fire Prevention Week      www.nfpa.org
6-10            National School Lunch Week         www.asfsa.org
12              Columbus Day                       Google for a variety of sites
17-25           Red Ribbon Week                    www.dea.gov; google for a myriad of
                                                   sites with ideas, products
19-23           National School Bus Safety Week    www.napt.org
28              Day of National Concern About      www.pledge.org
                Young People and Gun Violence
31              Halloween                          Google for a variety of sites




                                      November 2009
Date           Name                               More Info
1-30           National Scholarship Month         www.scholarshipproviders.org
1              National Family Literacy Day       www.famlit.org
4              Election Day                       Google for a variety of sites
9              World Freedom Day                  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Freedom_Day
10             National Young Readers Day         www.bookitprogram.com
11             Veteran’s Day                      Google for a variety of sites
15-21          American Education Week            www.nea.org
20             Great American Smokeout            www.cancer.org
22             National Stop the Violence Day     Google for a variety of sites
26             Thanksgiving                       Google for a variety of sites




2008 List of Holidays & Observances                                                   Page 5
                                      December 2009
Date            Name                             More Info
1-31            Universal Human Rights Month     www.udhr.org
10              International Human Rights Day   www.un.org
11              Hanukkah                         Google for a variety of sites
25              Christmas                        Google for a variety of sites
26              Kwanzaa                          Google for a variety of sites




2008 List of Holidays & Observances                                              Page 6
                   Statewide Holidays and Observances
       Alaska: Alaska Day, anniversary of transfer to U.S. control, October 18
       Alaska: Seward's Day, anniversary of purchase from Russia, March 30
       Arkansas: Daisy Gatson Bates Day, February 16, observed with Washington's
        Birthday
       California: César Chávez's birthday, March 31; also may be optionally observed
        in Colorado and Texas
       Colorado: Colorado Day, August 1, 1876 Colorado became a State. This date is
        recognized/celebrated each year by State "Native" residents.
       District of Columbia: Emancipation Day, April 16
       Florida: Pascua Florida Day, April 2
       Hawaii: Good Friday, April 10, date varies
       Hawaii: Kamehameha Day, June 11
       Hawaii: Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day, March 26
       Hawaii: Admission Day or Statehood Day, third Friday in August, August 21 in
        2009
       Idaho: Idaho Human Rights Day, January 19
       Illinois: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, February 12 (most State offices close, many
        schools choose to close on President's Day)
       Louisiana: Mardi Gras, February 24 for 2009, dates varies
       Louisiana: Good Friday, April 10, date varies, celebrated elsewhere
       Massachusetts: Patriot's Day, April 20, anniversary of Battles of Lexington and
        Concord
       Maine: Patriot's Day, April 20, anniversary of Battles of Lexington and Concord
       Maryland: Maryland Day, April 25, commemoration of first European settlement
        of Maryland
       Mississippi: Mardi Gras Day, February 24 for 2009, date varies
       Missouri: Truman Day, May 8
       Nebraska: Arbor Day, last Friday of April, April 24 for 2009, celebrated
        elsewhere
       New Hampshire: Civil Rights Day, January 19
       Nevada: Nevada Day, October 31
       Rhode Island: V.J. Day or Victory Day, second Monday in August, August 10 for
        2009
       Tennessee: April 10, date varies
       Tennessee: Abraham Lincoln Day, February 12
       Tennessee: Andrew Jackson Day, March 15
       Tennessee: Statehoood Day, June 1, commemorates date of admission to the
        Union
       Texas: Confederate Heroes Day, January 19
       Utah: Pioneer Day, July 24
       Virginia: Lee-Jackson Day, Friday before the third Monday in January, January
        29 in 2009
       West Virginia: West Virginia Day, June 20




2008 List of Holidays & Observances                                                Page 7

								
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