Poisson d'Avril -
Lundi 1 Avril 2019
Cartes/Fleurs : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.
Dimanche 1 Avril 2018
Catholique ou protestante : Not a paid holiday
Tax Day -
Lundi 16 Avril 2018
Evénements exceptionnels : On this day, every individual has to pay his/her income tax to the federal government.
Fête de la Liberté des Impôts -
Mardi 23 Avril 2019
Culture : Celebrated 113 days into the new year. The day marks when a typical taxpayer has earned enough to pay for all their annual federal, state and local taxes. please check dates: http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxfreedomday/
Fête du personnel administratif -
Mercredi 25 Avril 2018
Culture : Proclamée par le Secrétaire du Commerce Charles Sawyer en tant que Semaine nationale des secrétaires qui a eu lieu en Juin 1952. Le nom a été changé à la Semaine de secrétaires professionnel en 1981, pour atteindre son nom actuel de 'Administrative Professionals Week' pour rendre hommage aux responsabilités croissantes du personnel de soutien administratif.
Fête de la Loyauté -
Mardi 1 Mai 2018
Culture : Reaffirmation of loyalty to the USA; recognition of the freedom heritage.
Parades and ceremonies across the United States.
Journée Nationale de Prière -
Jeudi 3 Mai 2018
Culture : The National Day of Prayer was designated by Congress in 1952 and the president usually signs a proclamation. It stems from President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln, who set the example, as did the Continental Congress in 1775.
Journée d'hommage aux enseignants -
Mardi 8 Mai 2018
Culture : Initie une semaine complète de reconnaissance au corps enseignant.
Fête des Mères -
Dimanche 13 Mai 2018
Cartes/Fleurs : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year.
One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world.
Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day.
In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914
Journée de la Mémoire -
Lundi 28 Mai 2018
Jour férié laïc : Célébré le quatrième lundi de mai, ce jour honore les morts. Créé après la guerre de Sécession, il est devenu le jour où l'on se souvient des morts de toutes les guerres et des défunts en général, au cours de cérémonies qui se déroulent dans les cimetières.