I'll begin with some State holidays.
June 11, Hawaii
The 8 1/2 feet bronze statue of King Kamehameha I in Kapaau, Hawaii is decorated with floral leis every June 11th
Mar 17, Massachusetts
The date when the British troops evacuated Boston during the American Revolutionary War is celebrated this day, along with St. Patrick's Day. Dual party opportunity!
March 30, Alaska
This holiday serves to commemorate the US purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. This state holiday is annually held on the last Monday of March.
July 24, Utah
To commemorate the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into Utah’s Salt Lake Valley in 1847.
When I was a kid, George Washington's birthday and Abraham Lincoln's birthday were recognized individually. Now we have President's Day, a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February, a day to honor all presidents of the United States. But a few states have chosen to additionally recognize Washington and Lincoln's birthdays; West Virginia and Indiana observe Lincoln's and Georgia and Indiana observe Washington's birthday.
Fourth Thursday in April
Originally called Take Our Daughters to Work Day, the event was founded in 1993 by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women. Designed to recognize women in the work force, the day was renamed in 2003. Someone must have wisely decided it was important for boys to realize girls can do something other than cook and clean house. Don't know why it isn't just called Take Your Child To Work Day.
Native Americans' Day
Second Monday in October, South Dakota
In lieu of Columbus Day
Leif Erikson Day honors a viking explorer known as Leif Erikson. He is believed to be the first recorded Nordic person to have visited North America. It is believed that he visited places such as Baffin Island and Labrador around 1000 CE.
The Monday after Thanksgiving Day
This is the online version of Black Friday, the frenetic shopping experience the day after Thanksgiving. Ten years ago Cyber Monday was acknowledged and it's becoming one of busiest online shopping days for deals and discounts in the USA.
Men in kilts.....och! Where can I sign up to be part of one of these happy events?! Pull those ropes and toss those cabers, lads!
To help women become aware of signs of heart disease and prevention. Got me to thinking about having other National Wear (fill in the color) day. National Wear Yellow day. National Wear Orange or Purple Day. That would brighten things up, coast to coast.
The plaque on the Clara Barton monument at Antietam Battlefield in Maryland
First Friday in June
Seriously. I am not making this up. There is a day to honor the humble doughnut. One that's been around since 1938. National Doughnut Day honors the Salvation Army "Lassies" of WWI and is also used as a fund raiser for needy causes of the Salvation Army. Salvation Army Doughnuts were first served in 1917. During WWI, the "lassies" volunteered to be sent to the front lines to make home cooked foods and provide a morale boost to the troops. Heated oil in a soldier's metal helmet was the stand in for a frying pan to make the doughnuts, consequently, American infantrymen were commonly called doughboys.