Special observances were designed for the purpose of providing cultural awareness to everyone. Commemorative activities conducted for these observances should be educational and employment-related.
The following are Special Emphasis Observances implemented by Presidential Proclamation, Executive Orders and Public Law .
The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; African American Heritage; Women's History; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month; Asian Pacific Americans; Women's Equality Day; Hispanic Americans; Disability Employment Awareness Month; American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
Each month the page will be updated to reflect information relative to that months special observance.