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Profile America Facts for Features consist of collections of statistics from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to holidays, anniversaries, observances or topics in the news. The data are intended to assist media in writing feature stories on these commemorations, which range from Hispanic Heritage Month to the Holiday Season.

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The 2017 Holiday Season
The Census Bureau presents holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics.


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Veterans Day 2017: Nov. 11
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.


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"Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 23, 2017"
Dig in to this feast of economic and demographic statistics pertaining to the menu of culinary delights consumed on Turkey Day.


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American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2017
To commemorate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, the Census Bureau has compiled a list of statistics about this race group.


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Back to School: 2017-2018
Good Buy, Summer! Back to School Fact for Feature and graphic that highlights the number of Back-to-School Shopping Establishments.


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"Halloween: Oct. 31, 2017"
Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires.


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Hispanic Heritage Month 2017
This fact sheet presents a range of updated statistics describing the demographic state of the nation’s Latino population.


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Mes de la herencia hispana del 2017
Esta hoja informativa contiene estadísticas que describe el estado demográfico de la población Latina en los Estados Unidos.


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"Unmarried and Single Americans Week: Sept. 17-23, 2017"
The third week of September recognizes the nation’s unmarried Americans with statistics from the Census Bureau’s demographic and economic subject areas.


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Labor Day 2017: Sept. 4
The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade.


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National Grandparents Day 2017: Sept. 10
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day.


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"Father�s Day: June 18, 2017"
The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.


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2017 Hurricane Season Begins
The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts.


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Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act: July 26
July 26, 1990: President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.


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The Fourth of July: 2017
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.


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"Mother�s Day: May 14, 2017"
Established in 1914, Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. This fact sheet presents statistical information pertaining to Mother’s Day


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Older Americans Month: May 2017
A host of statistical information on the Older Americans population group.


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Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2017
A host of statistical information on the Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population groups.


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"Earth Day: April 22, 2017"
April 22, 2017, marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day ― a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.


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Irish-American Heritage Month and St. Patrick�s Day: 2017
To commemorate this day which celebrates all things Irish, the Census Bureau presents a variety of statistics on Irish-Americans.


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Women's History Month: March 2017
This edition highlights and celebrates the varied accomplishments of women and provides statistical information on demographic and economic topics.


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"Super Bowl 51: Feb. 5, 2017"
Super Bowl 51 will be played Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.


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Valentine�s Day 2017: Feb. 14
To celebrate this holiday, the Census Bureau highlights a range of information including statistics on chocolates, flowers, jewelry and marriage.


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National African-American History Month: February 2017
To celebrate the contributions to our nation made by African descent, Black History Month was established.

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