Observances

Harris County Is Observing...

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January 2016
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • Walk You Pet Month
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • New Year, New You
  • Blood Donor Month

Additional Holidays:
1st: New Year’s Day
18th: MLK Day

February 2016
  • American Heart Month
  • Black History Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Responsible Pet Ownership Month
  • 5th: National Wear Red Day
  • 7th: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Additional Holidays:
2nd: Groundhog Day
14th: Valentine’s Day
15th: President’s Day

March 2016
  • National Nutrition Month
  • 9th: National RDN Day
  • 10th: National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 11th: Wear Blue Day
  • 14th-18th: National Flood Safety Week
  • 13th-19th: National Poison Prevention Week
  • 20th: National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 23rd: National Puppy Day
  • 24th: World Tuberculosis Day
  • 24th: American Diabetes Day

Additional Holidays:
13th: Daylight Savings Time
17th: St. Patrick’s Day
27th: Easter

April 2016
  • 4th-8th: National Public Health Week
  •  7th: World Health Day
  • 10th: National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 10th-16th: National ACO Appreciation Week-
  • 10th-17th: National Volunteer Week
  • 16th-23rd: National Infant Immunization Week
  • 20th: Volunteer Recognition Day
  • 22nd-Earth Day
  • 24th-30th: World Immunization Week
  • 26th: National Kids and Pets Day
  • 30th-Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
May 2016
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Stroke Awareness Month
  • 5th: Hand Hygiene Day
  • 8th-14th: Women’s Health Week
  • 15th-21st: Hurricane Preparedness Week
  • 18th: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
  • 19th: APPI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 26th-30th: Food Safety for Memorial Day
  • 31st: World No Tobacco Day

Additional Holidays:
1st: May Day
5th: Cinco De Mayo
8th: Mother’s Day

June 2016
  • Adopt A Shelter Cat Month
  • 13th-17th: National Men’s Health Week
  • 20th-24th: Take Your Dog to Work Week
  • 26th-2nd: National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

Additional Holidays:
19th: Father’s Day
19th: Juneteenth

July 2016
  • 1st-4th: Food Safety/Fireworks Safety for people and pets
  • 10th: National Kitten Day
  • 28th: World Hepatitis Day
  • 31st: National Mutt Day

August 2016
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • 1st-7th: World Breastfeeding Week
  • 9th-15th: National Health Center Week
  • 17th: National Black Cat Appreciation Day
September 2016
• National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
• Fruit and Veggies-More Matters Month
• National Food Safety Education Month
• National Preparedness Month
• 1st-5th: Food Safety for Labor Day
• 18th: National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Month
• 18th: World Water Monitoring Day
• 20th: Get Ready Day
• 26th: Family Health & Fitness Day
• 28th: World Rabies Day
• 29th: World Heart Day
October 2016
  • Health Literacy Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • 1st: National Black Dog Day
  • Wear Pink Day
  • 2nd-8th: Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • 15th: National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 16th-22nd: National Vet Tech Appreciation Week
  • 23rd-31st: Red Ribbon Week
  • 29th: National Cat Day

November 2016
  • American Diabetes Month
  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • 6th-12th: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
  • 17th: Great American Smokeout

Additional Holidays:
6th: Daylight Savings Time Ends
11th: Veteran’s Day

December 2016
  • Safe Toys and Gift Month
  • 1st: World AIDS Day
  • 2nd: National Mutt Day
  • 7th-13th: National Influenza Vaccination Week-DCCP

Additional Holidays:
25th: Christmas
31st: New Year’s Eve