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)
- The purpose of Women’s History Month is to increase consciousness and knowledge of women’s history: to take one month of the year to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, in hopes that the day will soon come when it’s impossible to teach or learn history without remembering these contributions.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – (May)
Womens Equality Day - (August)
Hispanic Heritage – (September 15 – October 15)
Disability Employment Awareness – (October)
Native American Heritage – (November)