Profile America Facts for Features consist of collections of statistics from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to holidays, anniversaries, observances or topics in the news. The data are intended to assist media in writing feature stories on these commemorations, which range from Hispanic Heritage Month to the Holiday Season.
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The 2020 Holiday Season
The Census Bureau presents holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics.
Veterans Day 2020: Nov. 11
Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.
Halloween: Oct. 31, 2020
Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires.
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2020
The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2020
September 1968: Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week.
La Oficina del Censo: Mes de la Herencia Hispana del 2020
En septiembre de 1968, el Congreso autorizó al presidente Lyndon B. Johnson a que proclamara la Semana Nacional de la Herencia Hispana.
Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act: July 26, 2020
July 26, 1990: President George H. W. Bush signed into law the American with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.
The Fourth of July: 2020
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.
Women's History Month: March 2020
The roots of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions.
Irish-American Heritage Month and St. Patrick’s Day: March 2020
To commemorate this day which celebrates all things Irish, the Census Bureau presents a variety of statistics on Irish-Americans.