National Day of Prayer 2020

When is National Day of Prayer 2020

National Day of Prayer 2020

Thursday, May 07, 2020

When is National Day of Prayer 2021

National Day of Prayer 2021

Thursday, May 06, 2021

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 07 May 2020 National Day of Prayer
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 2020

Date Holiday Type
January 2020    
Jan 1 - Tues New Year's Day 2020 National holiday
Jan 6 - Sun Epiphany 2020 Christian
Jan 7 - Mon Orthodox Christmas Day 2020 Orthodox Christian
Jan 14 - Mon Orthodox New Year 2020 Orthodox Christian
Jan 15 - Tues Makar Sankranti 2020 Hindu
Jan 21 - Mon Tu B'Shevat 2020 Jewish
Jan 21 - Mon Martin Luther King Day 2020 National holiday
February 2020    
Feb 1 - Fri National Freedom Day 2020 Observance
Feb 1 - Fri National Wear Red Day 2020 Observance
Feb 2 - Sat Groundhog Day 2020 Observance
Feb 5 - Tues Chinese New Year 2020 Observance
Feb 12 - Tues Lincoln's Birthday 2020 Observance
Feb 14 - Thurs Valentine's Day 2020 Observance
Feb 18 - Mon Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2020 National holiday
March 2020    
Mar 1 - Fri Read Across America Day 2020 Observance
Mar 1 - Fri Employee Appreciation Day 2020 Observance
Mar 5 - Tues Maha Shivaratri 2020 Hindu
Mar 5 - Tues Mardi Gras 2020 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Lent 2019 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Ash Wednesday 2020 Christian
Mar 10 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - begins 2020 Daylight Saving
Mar 17 - Sun St. Patrick's Day 2020 Observance
Mar 20 - Wed Spring/Fall - March equinox 2020 Season
Mar 21 - Thur Purim 2020 Jewish
Mar 21 - Thurs Holi 2020 Hindu
April 2020    
Apr 1 - Mon April Fools' Day 2020 Observance
Apr 3 - Wed Isra and Mi'raj 2020 Muslim
Apr 13 - Sat Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2020 Observance
Apr 14 - Sun Rama Navami 2020 Hindu
Apr 14 -Sun Palm Sunday 2020 Christian
Apr 15 - Mon Tax Day 2020 Observance
Apr 16 - Tues National Library Workers Day 2020 Observance
Apr 18 - Thurs Maundy Thursday 2020 Christian
Apr 19 - Fri Good Friday 2020 Christian
Apr 20 - Sat Holy Saturday 2020 Christian
Apr 20 - Sat Passover - Starts 2020 Jewish
Apr 21 - Sun Laylat al Bara'at 2020 Muslim
Apr 21 - Sun Easter 2020 Christian
Apr 21 - Sun Earth Day 2020 Observance
Apr 22 - Mon Easter Monday 2020 Christian
Apr 24 - Wed Administrative Professionals Day 2020 Observance
Apr 25 - Thurs Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2020 Observance
Apr 26 - Fri Orthodox Good Friday 2020 Orthodox Christian
Apr 26 - Fri Arbor Day 2020 Observance
Apr 27 - Sat Passover - Final Day 2020 Jewish
Apr 28 - Sun Orthodox Easter 2020 Orthodox Christian
May 2020    
May 1 - Wed May Day 2020 Observance
May 2 - Thur Yom Hashoah 2020 Jewish
May 2 - Thurs National Day of Prayer 2020 Observance
May 5 - Sun Cinco de Mayo 2020 Observance
May 6 - Mon National Nurses Day 2020 Observance
May 6 - Mon Ramadan starts 2020 Muslim
May 12 - Sun Mothers' Day 2020 Observance
May 15 - Wed Peace Officers Memorial Day 2020 Observance
May 18 - Sat Armed Forces Day 2020 Observance
May 22 - Wed National Maritime Day 2020 Observance
May 23 - Thurs Lag BaOmer 2020 Jewish
May 27 - Mon Memorial Day 2020 National holiday
May 30 - Thurs Ascension Day 2020 Christian
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2020 Muslim
June 2020    
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2020 Muslim
Jun 5 - Wed Eid al-Fitr 2020 Muslim
Jun 6 - Thurs D-Day 2020 Observance
Jun 9 - Sun Shavuot 2020 Jewish
Jun 9 - Sun Pentecost 2020 Christian
Jun 10 - Mon Whit Monday 2020 Christian
Jun 14 - Fri Flag Day 2020 Observance
Jun 16 - Sun Fathers' Day 2020 Observance
Jun 20 - Thurs Corpus Christi 2020 Christian
Jun 21 - Fri Summer/Winter Solstice 2020 Season
July 2020    
Jul 4 - Thurs Rath Yatra 2020 Hindu
Jul 4 - Thurs 4th of July - Independence Day 2020 National holiday
Jul 28 - Sun Parents Day 2020 Observance
August 2020    
Aug 4 - Sun Friendship Day 2020 Observance
Aug 11 - Sun Day of Arafat 2020 Muslim
Aug 11 - Sun Tisha B'Av 2020 Jewish
Aug 11 - Sun Eid al-Adha 2020 Muslim
Aug 14 - Wed Raksha Bandhan 2020 Hindu
Aug 15 - Thurs Assumption of Mary 2020 Christian
Aug 19 - Mon National Aviation Day 2020 Observance
Aug 21 - Wed Senior Citizens Day 2020 Observance
Aug 23 - Fri Krishna Janmashtami 2020 Hindu
Aug 26 - Mon Women's Equality Day 2020 Observance
Aug 31 - Sat Muharram 2020 Muslim
September 2020    
Sept 2 - Mon Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 Hindu
Sep 2 - Mon Labor Day 2020 National holiday
Sep 8 - Sun National Grandparents Day 2020 Observance
Sep 10 - Tues Ashura 2020 Muslim
Sep 11 - Wed Patriot Day 2020 Observance
Sep 17 - Tues Constitution Citizenship Day 2020 Observance
Sep 23 - Mon Fall/ Spring - September equinox 2020 Season
Sept 29 - Sun Navratri 2020 Hindu
Sept 30 - Mon Rosh Hashana 2020 Jewish
October 2020    
Oct 7 - Mon Child Health Day 2020 Observance
Oct 7 - Mon Dussehra 2020 Hindu
Oct 9 - Wed Leif Erikson 2020 Observance
Oct 9 - Wed Yom Kippur 2020 Jewish
Oct 14 - Mon Sukkot 2020 Jewish
Oct 14 - Mon Columbus Day 2020 National holiday
Oct 16 - Wed Boss's Day 2020 Observance
Oct 21 - Mon Shemini Atzeret 2020 Jewish
Oct 22 - Tues Simchat Torah 2020 Jewish
Oct 27 - Sun Diwali 2020 Hindu
Oct 31 - Thurs Halloween 2020 Observance
November 2020    
Nov 1 - Fri All Saints' Day 2020 Christian
Nov 2 - Fri All Souls Day 2020 Christian
Nov 3 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - ends 2020 Daylight Saving
Nov 10 - Sun The Prophet's Birthday 2020 Muslim
Nov 11 - Mon Veterans Day 2020 National holiday
Nov 28 - Thurs Thanksgiving Day 2020 National holiday
Nov 29 - Fri Black Friday 2020 Observance
December 2020    
Dec 2 - Mon Cyber Monday 2020 Observance
Dec 1 - Sun Advent 2020 Christian
Dec 6 - Fri St Nicholas Day 2020 Christian
Dec 7 - Sat Pearl Harbor Remebrance Day 2020 Observance
Dec 17 - Tues Wright Brothers Day 2020 Observance
Dec 22 - Sun Winter/Summer Solstice 2020 Season
Dec 23 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Starts 2020 Jewish
Dec 24 - Tues Christmas Eve 2020 Christian
Dec 25 - Wed Christmas Day 2020 National holiday
Dec 26 - Thurs Kwanzaa -thru Jan 1 2020 Observance
Dec 30 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Final Day 2020 Jewish
Dec 31 - Tues New Years Eve 2020 Observance

 

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