Daily Holiday Calendar - holidays and special events  by Month and Day


Content Channels:

Major Holidays
Holidays by Month
Food Holidays
Garden Holidays
Just 4 Fun
This Day in History

Valentine's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Chinese New Year

Holiday Recipes
Garden Recipes
Pumpkin Recipes

How to Create Special Days

"National" Days Definition


Search for:

China Unique - Chinese holidays, giant panda bears, Asian recipes, more.

How to Create Holidays and National Days

Creating a special day is fun and even exciting. And, you want to share this new special day with the world.... Cool!

In the past few years, there has been a tremendous proliferation of daily holidays, special, wacky, bizarre and national days. Lately it seems everyone, and especially companies and organizations, want to create their own bizarre, wacky, or special day.

The key to creating a new day is to gain recognition from multiple sources. With the growth of these days, it gets more difficult to get these new days recognized.

How to Create Special Days

Definition of "National" Days

Definition of "Federal" Holidays

Definition of "Public" Holidays

How to Create a Special Day:

Anyone can create a special day. The tough job, is to gain recognition. Here are some tips for getting your special day created and recognized:

  • Create the name for your special day.

  • If you are going to make a "National" day, see National Days Definition below.

  • Define what the day is all about, why it is created, and what people should do to observe the day.

  • Assign a date that it is to be celebrated. It could be a fixed date, or vary. If it varies, make sure it is well defined.

  • Identify the creator(s) and the date it was created. The date created is sometimes different than from the dated celebrated.

  • Using all of the information and definitions from the above steps,  create a website for your special day.

  • The URL should be the title of the day, if possible.

  • Add relevant pictures to the website.

  • Now comes the hard part... getting your new special day and the website recognized.

  • We recommend SEO work.

  • Also, email existing holiday calendar websites, announcing your special day, and provide the link to your website.  

National Days Definition:

Of particular note is the growth of "National Days". The word "National" is being added to an overwhelmingly large number of proposed and recently created days. The word "National" has even been added by some holiday calendar websites for special days that were not created as a "National" day! This causes confusion as to the whether or not, a special days is in actuality a national day. 


Why is it important to identify and distinguish true "National" days? We care about the term "National' on holiday titles and others do as well. It is fine with us, if someone puts the "national" tag on a holiday that they create. But, we have several reasons why we believe this distinction is very important:

  1.  First of all, to respect the intent of the creator. We've spoken with or traded emails with many holiday creators. We feel it is important to maintain the holiday title as they intended.

  2. The creators of holidays and events agree the title should be as they created it, and others do not have the right to change it. Some of the creators have said a presidential proclamation or congressional resolution would be nice.

  3. We also feel it is important to distinguish those holidays that are truly declared as a "National" day by congress or the president. This is not done lightly. Often the creator of the holiday spends much time and  effort to attain an official declaration.

  4. It is important that history is not altered. If we arbitrarily change a title, what's next?   


To be a true "National" day, one of the following conditions must be met:

  1. A proclamation is issued by the President of the United States.

  2. An Act of Congress. This requires a legislator to propose the day and congress votes approval.

  3. For other countries, the president (or head of the government) or the national legislature declares it to be a national day.

Obviously, it is no small task to create a true National day.

Did You Know? National days are not limited to the U.S. A national day can be declared by the leaders of any country of the world for their country.

Federal Holidays Definition:

There are ten U.S. federal holidays. Most government offices are closed. Non -essential employees have the day off. The post office is closed. Banks are closed. States and businesses observe some, but not all of these holidays by giving employees the day off.

Federal Holiday: Date:
New Year's Day January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Third Monday in January
President's Day Third Monday in February
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day First Monday in September
Columbus Day Second Monday in October
Veteran's Day November 11
Thanksgiving Fourth Thursday in November
Christmas December 25


Public Holidays Definition:

Many people view public holidays as synonymous to Federal holidays. Not all federal holidays are public holidays. Public holidays are those where much of the general public has the day off from work, usually with pay. Federal, state, and usually local government agencies are closed. Banks, the Post Office, and libraries are closed, too. In addition, many businesses, from manufacturing to office workers are also give employees the day off.


Some states also have one or two public holidays of their own.



Note: If you are using the dates in our site for calendar or other publishing purposes, we recommend you double check with other sources. Each year, we find a number of holidays with conflicting dates.

Did You Know? There are literally thousands of holidays, special events and observances, more than one for every day of the year. Many new holidays are being created on a very frequent basis. At Holiday Insights we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.  

Gardener's Network - home gardening, how to grow flowers, vegetables, and herb plants.

Home | Christmas | Halloween | Thanksgiving | Easter | Fourth of July | St. Patrick's Day |
| Chinese New Years | Labor Day | New Year's | Valentine's Day | Holiday Recipes | Contact Us |

Copyright 2000-2020: Holiday Insights © By Premier Star Company