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Child Health Day

Child Health Day
Observed byUnited States
DateFirst Monday in October
2018 dateOctober 1  (2018-10-01)
2019 dateOctober 7  (2019-10-07)
2020 dateOctober 5  (2020-10-05)
2021 dateOctober 4  (2021-10-04)
Frequencyannual

Child Health Day (Pub.L. 105–225, 112 Stat. 1255) is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on the first Monday in October.

History

According to 36 U.S.C. § 105, on Child Health Day the president invites "all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare to unite on Child Health Day in observing exercises that will make the people of the United States aware of the fundamental necessity of a year-round program to protect and develop the health of the children of the United States."[1] The holiday was enacted by Congress in 1928, and was first celebrated on May 1, 1929[2]

Observances

In 2017 President Donald Trump proclaimed Child Health Day to be October 2.[3][4]

References

Citations

  1. ^ "36 U.S.C. § 105". Cornell Law School. Ithaca: Cornell University. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Jahn 1958, p. 19.
  3. ^ Office of the Press Secretary (September 30, 2017). "President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Monday, October 2, 2017, as Child Health Day". whitehouse.gov. Washington, D.C.: White House. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Child Health Day, 2017" (PDF). Federal Register. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. September 30, 2017. Archived from the original on October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2017.

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