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Holiday Calendar

A partial list of holidays that are worthy of being celebrated

January 1 New Year's Day
January 15* Martin Luther King Jr. Day (the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth in 1929)
January 25 Robert Burns Day (the anniversary of the birth in 1759 of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, and a great excuse to enjoy a single malt scotch whisky)
March 1 Death Penalty Abolition Day (the anniversary of the date in 1847 when the State of Michigan became the first English-speaking territory in the world to officially abolish capital punishment)
March 21** Vernal (Spring) Equinox
April 11 Louie Louie Day (the anniversary of the birth in 1935 of Richard Berry, the composer of the song "Louie Louie.")
April 22 Earth Day
June 21** Summer Solstice (Midsummer)
July 4 Independence Day (U.S.)
September 21** Fall (Autumn) Equinox
October 31 Halloween
November 25 Thanksgiving
December 10 Human Rights Day (the anniversary of the date in 1948 when the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
December 22** Winter Solstice (Yule)
December 31 New Year's Eve

* Observed on the third Monday in January
** Solstice and Equinox days can vary slightly from year to year.

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