History Observances

There is a Day for That! provides you with a list of observances and national days related to History.

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates the date in 1865 when news of the emancipation of African American slaves reached Galveston, Texas.

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Anne & Samantha Day

Anne & Samantha Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Anne & Samantha Day

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National Day of the Silesian Uprisings

National Day of the Silesian Uprisings

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Day of the Silesian Uprisings.

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Keti Koti

Keti Koti

Keti Koti is a national commemoration in the Netherlands to mark the abolition of slavery in the Dutch Antilles on July 1st 1863.

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National Maritime Day

National Maritime Day ⚓

Marking the day in 1405 when Ming Dynasty navigator 'Zheng He' started his seven voyages.

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Wrong Way Corrigan Day

Wrong Way Corrigan Day

On July 17, 1938, Douglas Corrigan began his "wrong way" transatlantic flight from New York to Dublin instead of California.

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Buffalo Soldiers Day

Buffalo Soldiers Day

Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army

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Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

Marks the end of Slavery across the British Empire on August 1st 1834

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International Traffic Light Day

International Traffic Light Day 🚦

Ready, Steady, Go! This day highlights the importance of Traffic Lights.

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Hiroshima Day

Hiroshima Day

Today marks the detonation of the atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.

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Falklands Day

Falklands Day

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National Navajo Code Talkers Day

National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Honoring the courage of the Code Talkers and their critical role in the Allied victory of WWII.

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Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.

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National V-J Day

National V-J Day

Commemorates the end of second world war when Japan's surrender was announced on August 14th 1945.

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National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Heritage Week in Ireland.

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August Revolution Commemoration Day

August Revolution Commemoration Day

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National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day ✈️

The National Aviation Day (August 19) is a United States national observation that celebrates the development of aviation.

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Day of Memory

Day of Memory

A state holiday that commemorates those who lost their lives during the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops that began in August 1968.

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Victory Day

Victory Day

Commemorates the anniversary of the victory over Japan in the second world war.

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National Day of Polish Children of War

National Day of Polish Children of War

A national holiday to commemorate the suffering of Polish children in the second world war.

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Mayflower Day

Mayflower Day

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Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of approximately 60,000 Native Americans.

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European Heritage Day

European Heritage Day

A day to celebrate Austria's role at the centre of Europe and the importance of its heritage.

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Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day

A day that focuses on the rights of Indigenous Peoples through an event that took place in 1973.

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National Kentucky Day

National Kentucky Day

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National Aviation History Month

National Aviation History Month ✈️

Take a flight into the remarkable journey of aviation, from the Wright brothers to space exploration. Discover, learn, and honor America’s significant contribution to this world-changing industry.

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Guy Fawke's Night

Guy Fawke's Night

Celebrates the failure of the Gunpowder plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

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World Freedom Day

World Freedom Day

Commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe

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King's Feast

King's Feast

Celebrated in Belgium on November 15th since 1866

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National Day of Mourning

National Day of Mourning

Commemorates all those who have died in armed conflicts around the world.

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Vukovar Massacre Memorial Day

Vukovar Massacre Memorial Day

A Day of Memory for All Victims of War for the Fatherland and the Vukovar Martyrdom.

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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Bill of Rights Day

Bill of Rights Day

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Wright Brothers Day

Wright Brothers Day

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Mudd Day

Mudd Day

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Anne & Samantha Day

Anne & Samantha Day

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Forefathers Day

Forefathers Day

Forefathers' Day commemorates the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in December 1620.

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Constitution Day

Constitution Day

Find out the history and background to Constitution Day in Ireland.

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Maroon Festival

Maroon Festival

Commemorates the 18th-century Treaty of Cudjoe between fugitive slaves and the British.

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Ratification Day

Ratification Day

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 

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Vietnam Peace Day

Vietnam Peace Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Vietnam Peace Day.

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