New Year's Day
Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday :
Christmas holiday (end)
Monday January 3, 2022
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday January 17, 2022
Secular holiday : Martin Luther King was a U.S civil rights leader and American clergyman. His non-violent demonstrations against racial inequality led to civil rights legislation. He was assassinated in 1968. called "Civil Rights Day" in Arizona, Virginia and New Hampshire
called "Robert E. Lee day" in Alabama and Mississipi
called "Human Rights Day" in Idaho
Monday February 21, 2022
Banks only : Commemorates the births of George Washington (22.2.1732) and Abraham Lincoln (12.2.1809). The memory of Americas first president, George Washington, was once celebrated on his birthday, February 22nd. The date was changed to the third Monday in February to create a three-day weekend Banks, post office and governement close, but businesses, more and more, remain open, as well as universities. These banks remain open: Chase Bank, TD Bank, Wells Fargo
Spring holiday (beginning)
Friday April 8, 2022
School holidays :
Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Saturday April 16, 2022
Catholic : Paid holiday
Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday
Monday April 18, 2022
Secular holiday : Signing of the Instrument of Cession in 1900, in acceptance of Theodore Roosevelt's invitation, and the anniversary of the establishment of a Samoan constitutional government in 1960
Spring holiday (end)
Tuesday April 19, 2022
School holidays :
Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mothers day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mothers day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year.
One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world.
Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day.
In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howes Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and womens suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mothers Day, with her Mothers Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mothers Day in 1914
Summer holiday (beginning)
Friday May 27, 2022
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Monday May 30, 2022
Secular holiday : Observed on the last Monday in May in most of the United States, in honour of the nations armed services personnel killed in wartime and the deceased in general. Created after the Civil War, it is traditionally marked by parades, memorial speeches
Sunday June 19, 2022
Juneteenth National Freedom Day
Monday June 20, 2022
Banks only : To remember and honor the freeing, in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, of the last slaves in the United States from 2019 on
Monday July 4, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Fourth is traditionally celebrated publicly with parades and pageants, patriotic speeches, and organized firing of guns and cannons and displays of fireworks.
Friday July 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Manu'a is located 90 miles (140 km) to the East of Tutuila. The island was ceded to the United States in 1904 by the last king of Manu'a, Tuimanu'a Elisara.
The cession marked a new era in the 3,000 year long history of the Samoan people, Manu'a being considered the heart of Samoa's cultural heritage.