Special Emphasis Program Observances
The following observances take place each year and are mandated through Presidential Executive Orders.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – (January)
African American History - (February)
Women's History – (March)
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – (May)
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States. May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States in 1843.
Presidential Proclamation: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2013
Womens Equality Day - (August)
Hispanic Heritage – (September 15 – October 15)
Disability Employment Awareness – (October)
Native American Heritage – (November)