List of U.S. Presidential Proclamation Dates
Author: Disabled World : Contact: www.disabled-world.com
Published: 2018-12-20 : (Rev. 2020-03-31)
Synopsis and Key Points:
List of annual awareness and observance dates including days, weeks and months, as recognized by U.S. presidential proclamation.
United States law provides for the declaration of selected public observances by the President as designated by Congress or the discretion of the President.
Proclamations are the oldest form of presidential directive, and in theory the most sweeping, they are often directed at citizens - not just government officials.
What Are U.S. Presidential Proclamations?
A U.S. presidential proclamation is a statement issued by the United States President on an issue of public policy, and is in a way a Presidential directive.
All proclamations are first published in the Federal Register and compiled annually in Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and United States Code Congressional and Administrative News also publish presidential proclamations.
A presidential proclamation is an instrument that either:
- Declares a law and requires obedience
- Recognizes an event
- States a condition
- Triggers implementation of a law, by recognizing that the circumstances described in the law have been realized
Unless authorized by U.S. Congress, a President's proclamation does not have the force of law. If Congress were to pass an act that would take effect upon the happening of a contingent event, and subsequently the President proclaimed that the event happened, then the proclamation would have the force of law.
Difference Between Proclamations and Executive Orders
Photo shows the North Portico exterior of the United States White House illuminated with pink lights in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oct. 1, 2012 (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert).
Proclamations - Proclamations are the oldest form of presidential directive, and in theory the most sweeping. They are often directed at citizens - not just government officials - and may call on them to take a specific action.
Executive Orders - Like proclamations, executive orders have the force of law - but only on the executive branch. They're also numbered and published in the Federal Register. Presidents use them to establish councils and commissions, set administration-wide policy on hiring or purchasing, or give federal employees a day off.
United States law also provides for the declaration of selected public observances by the President as designated by Congress or the discretion of the President. Generally the President will provide a statement about the purpose and significance of the observance date and/or occasion, and call on the people of the United States to observe the day "with appropriate ceremonies and activities". Listed below are annual special dates as recognized by U.S. presidential proclamation.
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