History Observances

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

Idaho Day

Idaho Day

Idaho Day was created in 2014 celebrate the rich history, cultural diversity and boundless resources of the State of Idaho.

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National Day of Unity

National Day of Unity

The Kingdom of Italy was officially founded on March 17th 1861, so today the date is known as the Day of Unity or Unification.

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Day of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania

Day of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Day of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

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Eiffel Tower Day

Eiffel Tower Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Eiffel Tower Day.

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Cesar Chavez Day

Cesar Chavez Day

Honors Cesar Chavez, an American labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962

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Vimy Ridge Day

Vimy Ridge Day

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National Pan American Day

National Pan American Day

Commemorates the First International Conference of American States which ended on 14 April 1890.

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Patriots' Day

Patriots' Day

Commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord in 1775

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National Titanic Remembrance Day

National Titanic Remembrance Day

Arguably, the most famous ever ship sank this day in 1912.

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National Ellis Island Family History Day

National Ellis Island Family History Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Ellis Island Family History Day

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World Heritage Day

World Heritage Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Heritage Day.

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National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day

National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day

The bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, killed 168 people and is the worst act of homegrown terrorism in the nation’s history.

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National East Meets West Day

National East Meets West Day

Also known as Elbe Day this day commemorates an important date in the second world war.

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International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 

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Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy

Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy

A day to remember those affected by the world's worst nuclear accident, that took place in 1986.

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Lapu Lapu Day

Lapu Lapu Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Lapu Lapu Day.

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National Remembrance Day

National Remembrance Day

May 4th is the day on which the Netherlands commemorates all Dutch victims of war

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Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Yom HaShoah.

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is one of two days, which mark Mexico's independence from foreign rulers

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V-E Day

V-E Day

Victory in Europe Day marks May 8th 1945 when the Allies formally accepted an unconditional surrender by the armed forces of Germany

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Europe Day and Victory over Fascism Day

Europe Day and Victory over Fascism Day

Find out the dates and history of Europe Day and Victory over Fascism Day

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Israel's official remembrance day is commemorated on the day before Independence day

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National Famine Commemoration Day

National Famine Commemoration Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Famine Commemoration Day in Ireland.

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National Maritime Day

National Maritime Day

Maritime Day honors the SS Savannah which made the first trans-Atlantic crossing under steam power in 1819.

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National Immigrant Heritage Month

National Immigrant Heritage Month

Honoring the Diversity and Contributions of Immigrants in the USA.

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Treaty of Trianon

Treaty of Trianon

Marks the signing of a peace treaty in 1920 that formally ended World War I between the Allies and the Kingdom of Hungary

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

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

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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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Anne & Samantha Day

Anne & Samantha Day

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

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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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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 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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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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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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