National Day of Prayer 2021

When is National Day of Prayer 2021

National Day of Prayer 2021

Thursday, May 06, 2021

When is National Day of Prayer 2022

National Day of Prayer 2022

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Why we celebrate National Day of Prayer?

National Day of Prayer is celebrated annually on the first Thursday of May. On this day, Americans thank and pray to God. This day was controversial, because some people believe that it violates the constitutional separation of church and state. The first National Day of Prayer was celebrated until 1775 daily, when there was a threat to the security of the country. Only on April 17, 1952, the Congress declared the National Day of Prayer an official holiday, which should be celebrated once a year. Documents signed by President Harry Truman. In 1972, the National Prayer Committee was formed in the United States. In 1988, President Reagan signed an amendment to the law, which proclaimed the first Thursday of May as the national day of prayer.

What Do People Do?

People on this day pray in churches according to their religion. About 40,000 prayer meetings are held throughout the United States. This means that millions of people around the country use the day to pray. On this day, the president gives a speech, while Americans attend religious events, choirs, concerts, and prayer dinners.

How to Celebrate?

National Day of Prayer isn’t a public holiday. Schools, post offices, shops and other businesses and organizations operate as usual. Public transport services operate according to their normal schedule.

National Day of Prayer Observances

List of dates for other years

Weekday Date Year Name
Thursday 06 May 2021 National Day of Prayer
Thursday 05 May 2022 National Day of Prayer
Thursday 04 May 2023 National Day of Prayer
Thursday 02 May 2024 National Day of Prayer
Thursday 01 May 2025 National Day of Prayer

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List of Common Holidays in 2021

Date Holiday Type
January 2021    
Jan 1 - Tues New Year's Day 2021 National holiday
Jan 6 - Sun Epiphany 2021 Christian
Jan 7 - Mon Orthodox Christmas Day 2021 Orthodox Christian
Jan 14 - Mon Orthodox New Year 2021 Orthodox Christian
Jan 15 - Tues Makar Sankranti 2021 Hindu
Jan 21 - Mon Tu B'Shevat 2021 Jewish
Jan 21 - Mon Martin Luther King Day 2021 National holiday
February 2021    
Feb 1 - Fri National Freedom Day 2021 Observance
Feb 1 - Fri National Wear Red Day 2021 Observance
Feb 2 - Sat Groundhog Day 2021 Observance
Feb 5 - Tues Chinese New Year 2021 Observance
Feb 12 - Tues Lincoln's Birthday 2021 Observance
Feb 14 - Thurs Valentine's Day 2021 Observance
Feb 18 - Mon Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2021 National holiday
March 2021    
Mar 1 - Fri Read Across America Day 2021 Observance
Mar 1 - Fri Employee Appreciation Day 2021 Observance
Mar 5 - Tues Maha Shivaratri 2021 Hindu
Mar 5 - Tues Mardi Gras 2021 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Lent 2019 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Ash Wednesday 2021 Christian
Mar 10 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - begins 2021 Daylight Saving
Mar 17 - Sun St. Patrick's Day 2021 Observance
Mar 20 - Wed Spring/Fall - March equinox 2021 Season
Mar 21 - Thur Purim 2021 Jewish
Mar 21 - Thurs Holi 2021 Hindu
April 2021    
Apr 1 - Mon April Fools' Day 2021 Observance
Apr 3 - Wed Isra and Mi'raj 2021 Muslim
Apr 13 - Sat Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2021 Observance
Apr 14 - Sun Rama Navami 2021 Hindu
Apr 14 -Sun Palm Sunday 2021 Christian
Apr 15 - Mon Tax Day 2021 Observance
Apr 16 - Tues National Library Workers Day 2021 Observance
Apr 18 - Thurs Maundy Thursday 2021 Christian
Apr 19 - Fri Good Friday 2021 Christian
Apr 20 - Sat Holy Saturday 2021 Christian
Apr 20 - Sat Passover - Starts 2021 Jewish
Apr 21 - Sun Laylat al Bara'at 2021 Muslim
Apr 21 - Sun Easter 2021 Christian
Apr 21 - Sun Earth Day 2021 Observance
Apr 22 - Mon Easter Monday 2021 Christian
Apr 24 - Wed Administrative Professionals Day 2021 Observance
Apr 25 - Thurs Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2021 Observance
Apr 26 - Fri Orthodox Good Friday 2021 Orthodox Christian
Apr 26 - Fri Arbor Day 2021 Observance
Apr 27 - Sat Passover - Final Day 2021 Jewish
Apr 28 - Sun Orthodox Easter 2021 Orthodox Christian
May 2021    
May 1 - Wed May Day 2021 Observance
May 2 - Thur Yom Hashoah 2021 Jewish
May 2 - Thurs National Day of Prayer 2021 Observance
May 5 - Sun Cinco de Mayo 2021 Observance
May 6 - Mon National Nurses Day 2021 Observance
May 6 - Mon Ramadan starts 2021 Muslim
May 12 - Sun Mothers' Day 2021 Observance
May 15 - Wed Peace Officers Memorial Day 2021 Observance
May 18 - Sat Armed Forces Day 2021 Observance
May 22 - Wed National Maritime Day 2021 Observance
May 23 - Thurs Lag BaOmer 2021 Jewish
May 27 - Mon Memorial Day 2021 National holiday
May 30 - Thurs Ascension Day 2021 Christian
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2021 Muslim
June 2021    
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2021 Muslim
Jun 5 - Wed Eid al-Fitr 2021 Muslim
Jun 6 - Thurs D-Day 2021 Observance
Jun 9 - Sun Shavuot 2021 Jewish
Jun 9 - Sun Pentecost 2021 Christian
Jun 10 - Mon Whit Monday 2021 Christian
Jun 14 - Fri Flag Day 2021 Observance
Jun 16 - Sun Fathers' Day 2021 Observance
Jun 20 - Thurs Corpus Christi 2021 Christian
Jun 21 - Fri Summer/Winter Solstice 2021 Season
July 2021    
Jul 4 - Thurs Rath Yatra 2021 Hindu
Jul 4 - Thurs 4th of July - Independence Day 2021 National holiday
Jul 28 - Sun Parents Day 2021 Observance
August 2021    
Aug 4 - Sun Friendship Day 2021 Observance
Aug 11 - Sun Day of Arafat 2021 Muslim
Aug 11 - Sun Tisha B'Av 2021 Jewish
Aug 11 - Sun Eid al-Adha 2021 Muslim
Aug 14 - Wed Raksha Bandhan 2021 Hindu
Aug 15 - Thurs Assumption of Mary 2021 Christian
Aug 19 - Mon National Aviation Day 2021 Observance
Aug 21 - Wed Senior Citizens Day 2021 Observance
Aug 23 - Fri Krishna Janmashtami 2021 Hindu
Aug 26 - Mon Women's Equality Day 2021 Observance
Aug 31 - Sat Muharram 2021 Muslim
September 2021    
Sept 2 - Mon Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 Hindu
Sep 2 - Mon Labor Day 2021 National holiday
Sep 8 - Sun National Grandparents Day 2021 Observance
Sep 10 - Tues Ashura 2021 Muslim
Sep 11 - Wed Patriot Day 2021 Observance
Sep 17 - Tues Constitution Citizenship Day 2021 Observance
Sep 23 - Mon Fall/ Spring - September equinox 2021 Season
Sept 29 - Sun Navratri 2021 Hindu
Sept 30 - Mon Rosh Hashana 2021 Jewish
October 2021    
Oct 7 - Mon Child Health Day 2021 Observance
Oct 7 - Mon Dussehra 2021 Hindu
Oct 9 - Wed Leif Erikson 2021 Observance
Oct 9 - Wed Yom Kippur 2021 Jewish
Oct 14 - Mon Sukkot 2021 Jewish
Oct 14 - Mon Columbus Day 2021 National holiday
Oct 16 - Wed Boss's Day 2021 Observance
Oct 21 - Mon Shemini Atzeret 2021 Jewish
Oct 22 - Tues Simchat Torah 2021 Jewish
Oct 27 - Sun Diwali 2021 Hindu
Oct 31 - Thurs Halloween 2021 Observance
November 2021    
Nov 1 - Fri All Saints' Day 2021 Christian
Nov 2 - Fri All Souls Day 2021 Christian
Nov 3 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - ends 2021 Daylight Saving
Nov 10 - Sun The Prophet's Birthday 2021 Muslim
Nov 11 - Mon Veterans Day 2021 National holiday
Nov 28 - Thurs Thanksgiving Day 2021 National holiday
Nov 29 - Fri Black Friday 2021 Observance
December 2021    
Dec 2 - Mon Cyber Monday 2021 Observance
Dec 1 - Sun Advent 2021 Christian
Dec 6 - Fri St Nicholas Day 2021 Christian
Dec 7 - Sat Pearl Harbor Remebrance Day 2021 Observance
Dec 17 - Tues Wright Brothers Day 2021 Observance
Dec 22 - Sun Winter/Summer Solstice 2021 Season
Dec 23 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Starts 2021 Jewish
Dec 24 - Tues Christmas Eve 2021 Christian
Dec 25 - Wed Christmas Day 2021 National holiday
Dec 26 - Thurs Kwanzaa -thru Jan 1 2021 Observance
Dec 30 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Final Day 2021 Jewish
Dec 31 - Tues New Years Eve 2021 Observance

 

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