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 2021 Holiday Season
The Census Bureau presents holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics.
Veterans Day 2021: 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, 2021
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 2021
The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2021
September 1968: Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week.
Mes de la Herencia Hispana del 2021
La celebración empezó en 1968 cuando el Congreso autorizó al presidente a emitir una proclamación anual designando la Semana Nacional de la Herencia Hispana.
The Fourth of July: 2021
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.
Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act: July 26, 2021
July 26, 1990: President George H. W. Bush signed into law the American with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2021
A host of statistical information on the Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population groups.
Women’s History Month: March 2021
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.
National African American (Black) History Month: February 2021
To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week.