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Kim Guadagno
On November 3, 2009, the people of New Jersey elected Kim Guadagno as the first Lieutenant Governor in the state's history.
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Commemorative Dates

last updated: 08/01/17
January
January's Commemorative Days
Clarence Clemons Day - January 11 - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-211
Human Trafficking Awareness Day - January 11 - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-204
Hannah G. Solomon Day - January 14 - P.L.2015, J.R.14, s.1. (36:2-269)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Day - January 21 - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-230
Maternal Health Awareness Day - January 23 - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-293
Volunteer Fireman's Day - Second Sunday of January - P.L1978, c.28 (36:1-8)
Volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad Day - third Sunday of January - P.L.1981, c.84 (36:1-9)
January's Commemorative Weeks
Cancer Awareness Week (Public Schools) - second week of January - P.L.1993, JR5 (18A:40-32)
Teen Cancer Awareness Week - third week of January - P.L.2010, JR6 (36:2-165)
January's Commemorative Month
Human Trafficking Prevention Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-202
January's Holidays
New Year’s Day - January 1 - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1 - State Holiday
Martin Luther King’s Birthday - The third Monday in January - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1 - State Holiday
February
February's Commemorative Days
Senator Joseph Palaia Day - February 3rd - P.L.2017, J.R.1, s.1. (36:2-285)
February's Commemorative Weeks
Salute To Hospitalized Veterans Week - The week of February 14th - P.L.2009, JR1 (36:2-122)
February's Commemorative Month
Black History Month - P.L.2005, JR2 (36:2-83)
Children’s Dental Health Month - P.L.2011, JR3 (36:2-171)
Eating Disorders Awareness Month - P.L.2009, JR7 (36:2-132)
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - P.L.2009, c.130 (36:2-135)
Turner Syndrome Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-219
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-224
February's Holidays
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday - February 12 - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1
George Washington’s Birthday - The third Monday in February - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1 - State Holiday
March
March's Commemorative Days
Crispus Attucks Day - March 5th - P.L.1949, c.49 (36:2-1)
Lymphedema Awareness Day - March 6th - P.L.2007, JR8 (36:2-95)
K9 Veterans Day - March 13th - P.L.2011, c.54 (36:2-173)
Liberty Day - March 16th - P.L.2003, c.35 (36:2-76)
Doctors’ Day - March 30 - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-232
Thomas Mundy Peterson Day - March 31st - P.L.1998, JR1 (36:2-46)
March's Commemorative Weeks
Consumer Protection Week - first week of March - P.L.2016, JR1 (36:2-271)
Technology Innovation Week - first week of March - P.L.2009, JR13 (36:2-147)
Women's History Week - second week of March - P.L.1982, c.11 (36:2‑4)
Horticultural Therapy Week - The third full week in March - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-243
Irish-American History and Heritage Week - week including March 17th - P.L.1997, JR2 (36:2-43)
March's Commemorative Month
American Red Cross Month - P.L.2011, JR5 (36:2-176)
Brain Injury Awareness Month - P.L.2006, JR1 (36:2-87)
Childhood Obesity Prevention Month - P.L.2009, JR16, (36:2-153)
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - P.L. 2011, JR9 (36:2-184)
Gifted and Talented Students Month - P.L.2007, JR5 (36:2-91)
Hepatitis C Awareness Month - P.L.1997, JR9 (36:2-44)
Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month - P.L.2009, JR2 (36:2-124)
Women's History Month - P.L.2011, JR4 (36:2-174)
Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-200
March's Holidays
Good Friday - The day designated - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1 - State Holiday
April
April's Commemorative Days
New Jersey Day - April 17th - P.L.1970, c.30 (36:2‑3)
Holocaust Remembrance Day - 27th day of Nissan (in the Hebrew Calendar) - P.L.1991, JR5 (36:2-22)
Denim Day - April 28th - P.L.2009, JR15 (36:2-151)
Patriots Day - third Monday of April - P.L.2001, JR6 (36:2‑70)
Take our Daughters to Work Day - last Thursday of April - P.L.1995, JR4 (36:2-35)
April's Commemorative Weeks
New Jersey P.O.W.-M.I.A. Week of Remembrance - April 9th - April 15th - P.L.2005, JR3 (36:2-84)
Asperger’s Syndrome Awareness Week - second full week of April - P.L.2011, JR1 (36:2-167)
Crime Victims’ Rights Week - last full week of April - P.L.2010, JR5 (36:2-163)
April's Commemorative Month
Alcohol Awareness for New Jersey Youth Month - P.L.2011, JR6 (36:2-178)
Child Abuse Awareness Month - P.L.1992, c.42 (36:2‑30)
Donate Life Month - P.L. 2012, c4 (36:2-186)
Jewish Heritage Month - P.L.2008, JR1 (36:2-109)
Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month - P.L.1999, JR17 (36:2-63)
Sarcoidosis Awareness Month - P.L.2015, J.R.10, s.1. (36:2-258)
School Psychologists Month - P.L.2003, JR1 (36:2-78)
Sexual Assault Awareness Month - P.L.2002, JR3 (36:2‑74)
Women's Wellness Month - P.L.1999, JR4 (36:2‑52)
May
May's Commemorative Days
Law Day - May 1st - P.L.1982, c.232 (36:2-6)
Vietnam Veterans’ Remembrance Day - May 7th - P.L.1991, c.100 (36:2-18)
Peace Officers Memorial Day - May 15th - P.L.1998, c.150 (36:2-50)
Senior Citizen’s Day - May 15th - P.L.1994, c.41 (36:2-33)
Aviation Maintenance Technician Day - May 24th - P.L.2009, JR11 (36:2-143)
Children’s Memorial Day - May 25th - P.L.1996, JR4 (36:2-40)
Loyal Heart Award Day - first Sunday of May - P.L.1999, c.74 (36:2-53)
A Day of Prayer in New Jersey - first Thursday of May - P.L.1994, c.44 (36:2-34)
New Jersey Shore Celebration Day - second Saturday preceding the last Monday of May (Memorial Day) - P.L.1990, JR2 (36:2-16)
Police, Firemen and First Aid Recognition Day - third Sunday of May - P.L.1986, c.45 (36:2-10)
ALS Awareness Day - The third Monday in May - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-255
May's Commemorative Weeks
Special Education Week - week beginning with the second Sunday of May - P.L.1995, c.104 (18A:36-5)
First Aid Week - second week of May - P.L.1991, c.367 (36:2-26)
Human Potential Week - second week of May - P.L.1999, JR7 (36:2-55)
Long-Term Care Week - second full week of May - P.L.1993, c.61 (36:2-31)
New Jersey Early Intervention Week - third week of May - P.L.2007, JR2 (36:2-89)
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week - third full week of May - P.L.2011, JR8 (36:2-182)
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Awareness Week - last week of May - P.L.2009, JR8 (36:2-137)
May's Commemorative Months
Adult Onset Disability Awareness Month - P.L.2007, JR1 (36:2-88)
ALS Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-255
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-196
Asthma Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-301
Brain Tumor Awareness Month - P.L.2009, JR3 (36:2-126)
Child Appreciation Month - P.L.2001, JR2 (36:2-68)
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month - P.L.2015, J.R.4, s.1; J.R.15, s.1.
Displaced Homemakers Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-198
Fibromyalgia Awareness Month - - P.L.2008, JR3 (36:2-113)
General Aviation Appreciation Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-245
Kindness Awareness Month in New Jersey - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-54
Lupus Awareness Month - - P.L.2011, JR7 (36:2-180)
Lyme Disease Awareness Month - - P.L.2008, JR2 (36:2-111)
Military Appreciation Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-234
Missing Persons' Month - -May 25th - June 25th - P.L.1989, c.83 (36:2-13)
Motorcycle Awareness Month - P.L.2007, JR9 (36:2-97)
New Jersey Eyeglass Recycling Month - - P.L.2007, JR12 (36:2-101)
Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month - - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-289
Women Veterans Awareness Month - - P.L.1993, JR6 (36:2-32)
May's Holidays
Mother’s Day - second Sunday of May - P.L.1944, c.116 (36:1-5)
Memorial Day - the last Monday in May - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1 - State Holiday
June
June's Commemorative Days
Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia Awareness Day - June 7 - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-206
Lidice Memorial Day; designation - June 10th - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-11
American Night - period between sundown and midnight on National Flag Day (June 14th) - P.L.1938, JR7 (52:3-8)
Flag Day (Public Schools) - June 14th - P.L.1967, c.271 (18A:36-6)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day - June 27 - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-295
Delaware Bay Day - second Saturday of June - P.L.1996, JR1 (36:2-37)
Juneteenth Independence Day - third Saturday of June - P.L.2004, c.3 (36:2-80)
June's Commemorative Weeks
Garden Week - first full week of June - P.L.1992, JR3 (36:2-28)
American Flag Week - June 7th - June 14th - P.L.1965, c.37 (36:2-2)
Pollinator Week - The week beginning on the third Monday in June - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-240
June's Commemorative Months
Aphasia Awareness Month - P.L.2011, JR2 (36:2-169)
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-226
Men’s Health Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-190
Native Plant Appreciation Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-281
New Jersey Arts, Culture, History, and Tourism Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-236
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - P.L.1995, JR5 (36:2-36)
June's Holidays
Father’s Day - The third Sunday of June - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-6
July
July's Commemorative Days
Dominican Pride Day - The second Saturday of July - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-235
Korean War Veterans' Day - July 27th - P.L.1991, c.221 (36:2-20)
Corrections Officer Day (Flying flag at half-staff) - July 30 - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-187
July's Commemorative Weeks
Literacy Awareness Week - first full week of July P.L.1989, JR2 (36:2-12)
July's Holidays
Independence Day - July 4 - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1 - State Holiday
August
August's Commemorative Days
National Airborne Day - August 16th P.L.1999, JR13 (36:2-62)
Assistance Animal Recognition Day - Wednesday of the second week of August - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-213
Dominican Restoration Day - August 16 of each year - P.L.2015, J.R.8, s.1. (36:2-257)
Women's Equality Day - August 26th - P.L.1991, c.443 (36:2-27)
Woman Police Officer of the Year Award - August 26th - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-27
Toms River East Little League World Champions Day - August 29th - P.L.1998, JR6 (36:2-47)
August's Commemorative Weeks
Coast Guard Week - first week in August - P.L.2015, J.R.13, s.1. (36:2-266)
August's Commemorative Months
Immunization Awareness Month - P.L.2010, JR3 (36:2-159)
Adult Vaccine Preventable Disease Awareness and Improvement Month - P.L.2010, JR3, s.1. (36:2-272)
September
September's Commemorative Days
Grandparents' Day - Sunday after Labor Day - P.L.1989, JR5 (36:2-15)
Freedom Walk Day - Sunday before September 11th - P.L.2009, JR6 (36:2-130)
Commodore John Barry Day (Public Schools) - September 13th: unless the day is on a weekend, then Friday or Monday - P.L.1967, c.271 (18A:36-10)
Farmers Against Hunger Day - Wednesday of third week of September - P.L.2015, J.R.12, s.1. (36:2-263)
Mesothelioma Awareness Day - September 26th - P.L.2010, JR1 (36:2-155)
New Jersey P.O.W.-M.I.A. Recognition Day - third Friday of September - P.L.1984, c.83 (36:2-7)
Native American Day - fourth Friday of September - P.L.1996, JR7 (36:2-41)
Gold Star Mother’s Day - last Sunday of September - P.L.2009, JR14 (36:2-149)
Parents of Fallen Military Sons and Daughters Day - last Sunday of September - P.L.2000, JR1 (36:2-65)
September's Commemorative Weeks
Fall Prevention Awareness Week - third full week of September - P.L.2010, JR4 (36:2-161)
Go Gold for Kids with Cancer Awareness Week - third week of September - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-287
Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week - third full week of September - P.L.2007, JR11 (36:2-100)
New Jersey Gleaning Week - third week in September - P.L.2015, J.R.11, s.1. (36:2-260 )
Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week - The last week of September - N.J. Stat. § 4:10-25.1
September's Commemorative Months
Affordable Housing Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-291
Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15th -October 15th - P.L.2008, JR6 (36:2-119)
Hunger Action Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-249
Gold Star Mothers Appreciation Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-251
Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Awareness Month - P.L.2008, JR4 (36:2-115)
Minority and Multicultural Health Month - P.L.2002, JR2 (36:2‑73)
New Jersey Cares about Children with Cancer Month - P.L.1999, JR11 (36:2-60)
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-135
Pain Awareness Month - P.L.2010, JR2 (36:2-157)
Volunteer Blood Donor Awareness Month - P.L.2007, JR13 (36:2-103)
September's Holidays
Labor Day - the first Monday in September - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1 - State Holiday
October
October's Commemorative Days
Firefighter Recognition Day - October 2nd - P.L.2009, JR9 (36:2-139)
Postpartum Depression Awareness Day - October 20th - P.L.2009, JR12 (36:2-145)
New Jersey Credit Union Day - third Thursday of October - P.L.2001, JR5 (36:2-69)
Rett Syndrome Awareness Day - third Tuesday of October - P.L.2007, JR4 (36:2-90)
UNICEF Day - October 31st - P.L.2002, JR1 (36:2-72)
October's Commemorative Weeks
Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week - week beginning with the third Monday of October - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-247
School Violence Awareness Week (School Districts) - week beginning with the third Monday of October - P.L.2001, c.298 (18A:36-5.1)
New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week - third week in October - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-276
"Shuck, Sip, and Slurp Weekend" for the promotion of New Jersey oysters, wine, and beer. - third weekend in October - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-278
October's Commemorative Months
Agent Orange Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-192
Blindness Awareness Month - P.L.2008, JR5 (36:2-117)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month - P.L.2005, JR7 (36:2-86)
Disability History and Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-221
Diwali Month - October 15th -November 14th - P.L.2007, JR6 (36:2-93)
Italian-American Heritage Month - P.L.2009, JR10 (36:2-141)
Linemen Appreciation Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-253
National Dwarfism Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-215
New Jersey Seafood Promotion Month - P.L.1996, JR8 (36:2-42)
October's Holidays
Columbus Day - the second Monday in October - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1 - State Holiday
November
November's Commemorative Days
Kristallnacht Memorial Night - November 9th – 10th - P.L.1995, c.258 (36:1-13)
Neuroendocrine Tumor Cancer Awareness Day - November 10th - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-194
Armistice Day or Veterans’ Day - November 11th - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1
Patient Advocate Day - November 15th - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-228
Night of Conversation - November 19th - P.L.L.2016, J.R.12, s.1. (36:2-283)
Bill of Rights Day in New Jersey - November 20th - P.L.1998, JR8 (36:2-48)
New Jersey Retired Teachers Day - first Sunday of November - P.L.1984, JR18 (36:2-9)
Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Day - first Monday of November - P.L.1991, c.319 (36:2-24)
Children’s Grief Awareness Day - The third Thursday in November - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-241
November's Commemorative Weeks
Veterans’ Education Awareness Week - The second full week in November - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-238
November's Commemorative Months
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month - P.L.1991, c.319 (36:2-24)
Children’s Product Safety Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-208
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month - N.J. Stat. § 36:2-217
Epilepsy Awareness Month - P.L.2002, JR4 (36:2-75)
Lung Cancer Awareness Month - P.L.2004, JR3 (36:2-82)
New Jersey Wine Month - P.L.2009, JR5 (36:2-128)
Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month - P.L.2007, JR16 (36:2-107)
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month - P.L.2016, JR6
Veterans’ Month - P.L. 2007, JR14 (36:2-105)
November's Holidays
Armistice Day or Veterans' Day - November 11th- N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1 - State Holiday
Thanksgiving Day - the fourth Thursday in November - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1 - State Holiday
December
December's Commemorative Days
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Flying flag at half-staff) - December 7th - P.L.1999, JR10 (36:2-57)
Foster Children’s Day - December 12th - P.L.2000, JR2 (36:2-66)
December's Commemorative Months
Drunk Driving Awareness Month - P.L.2008, JR7 (36:2-120)
December's Holidays
Christmas Day - December 25 - N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1 - State Holiday
NOTE: The numbers within parenthesis represent the statutory citation.