Native American Day

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Native American Day in USA in 2021
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About Native American Day

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Dates of Native American Day
2023 Sep 22, Oct 9
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2022 Sep 23, Oct 10
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USAFri, Sep 23Observances Holiday
2021 Sep 24, Oct 11
USAMon, Oct 11Observances Holiday
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2020 Sep 25, Oct 12
USAMon, Oct 12Observances Holiday
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2019 Sep 27, Oct 14
USAMon, Oct 14Observances Holiday
USAFri, Sep 27Observances Holiday
Summary
Native American Day is a good reminder to reflect on, and learn more about, the important contributions of Native American people.

Native American Day in USA in 2021

In California and Nevada, the holiday is celebrated on the fourth Friday of September.

The fourth Friday in September is Native American Day, where residents of California and Nevada honor the indigenous people of the United States. It is observed as a holiday in these states with some government buildings closing.

In South Dakota, it is celebrated on the second Monday in October with a state holiday. 

California was the first state to honor this day. Governor Culbert Olson started the tradition in 1939, dedicating October 1st as "Indian Day." Then in 1968, then-Governor Ronald Regan signed a resolution calling for the holiday to be held the fourth Friday in September. It wasn't until 1998, however, that the California Assembly passed AB 1953; this made Native American Day an official state holiday. Nevada also declared the fourth Friday of September Native American Day in 1997.

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