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SECTION 168-A
Designation of days of commemoration
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 7
§ 168-a. Designation of days of commemoration. 1. A day of
commemoration is a calendar day so designated by this section or a
calendar day in any one year so designated by a proclamation of the
governor or resolution of the Senate and Assembly jointly adopted.

2. A day of commemoration shall not constitute a holiday or
half-holiday but shall be a day set aside in recognition and special
honor of a person, persons, group ideal or goal.

3. The following days shall be days of commemoration in each year:
January sixth, to be known as "Haym Salomon Day", January
twenty-seventh, to be known as "Holocaust Remembrance Day", February
fourth, to be known as "Rosa Parks Day", February fifteenth, to be known
as "Susan B. Anthony Day", February sixteenth, to be known as
"Lithuanian Independence Day", February twenty-eighth, to be known as
"Gulf War Veterans' Day", March fourth, to be known as "Pulaski Day",
March tenth, to be known as "Harriet Tubman Day", March twenty-ninth, to
be known as "Vietnam Veterans' Day", April ninth, to be known as "POW
Recognition Day", April twenty-seventh, to be known as "Coretta Scott
King Day", April twenty-eighth, to be known as "Workers' Memorial Day",
the first Tuesday in May to be known as "New York State Teacher Day",
May seventeenth, to be known as "Thurgood Marshall Day", the first
Sunday in June, to be known as "Children's Day", June second, to be
known as "Italian Independence Day", June twelfth, to be known as "Women
Veterans Recognition Day", June nineteenth, to be known as "Juneteenth
Freedom Day", June twenty-fifth, to be known as "Korean War Veterans'
Day", the second Monday in July, to be known as "Abolition Commemoration
Day", August twenty-fourth, to be known as "Ukrainian Independence Day",
August twenty-sixth, to be known as "Women's Equality Day", September
eleventh, to be known as "Battle of Plattsburgh Day" and also to be
known as "September 11th Remembrance Day", September thirteenth, to be
known as "John Barry Day" and also to be known as "Uncle Sam Day in the
State of New York", September seventeenth, to be known as "Friedrich
Wilhelm von Steuben Memorial Day", the third Friday in September to be
known as "New York State POW/MIA Recognition Day" except if such date of
commemoration cannot be observed due to a religious holiday, such
observances shall then be conducted on the second Friday of September,
the last Saturday in September, to be known as "War of 1812 Day", the
fourth Saturday of September, known as "Native-American Day", the last
Sunday in September, to be known as "Gold Star Mothers' Day", October
fifth, to be known as "Raoul Wallenberg Day", October eleventh, to be
known as "New Netherland Day in the State of New York", October
eighteenth, to be known as "Disabilities History Day", October
twenty-seventh, to be known as "Theodore Roosevelt Day", November ninth,
to be known as "Witness for Tolerance Day", November twelfth, to be
known as "Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day", the third Tuesday in November to
be known as "New York State School-Related Professionals Recognition
Day", November thirtieth, to be known as "Shirley Chisholm Day",
December third, to be known as "International Day of Persons with
Disabilities", December seventh, to be known as "Pearl Harbor Day",
December sixteenth, to be known as "Bastogne Day" and that day of the
Asian lunar calendar designated as new year to be known as "Asian New
Year".