Child Health Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on the first Monday in October.
Child Health Day
According to 36 U.S.C. § 105, on Child Health Day the president invites “all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare to unite on Child Health Day in observing exercises that will make the people of the United States aware of the fundamental necessity of a year-round program to protect and develop the health of the children of the United States.” The holiday was enacted by Congress in 1928, and was first celebrated on May 1, 1929.
NATIONAL CHILD HEALTH DAY
Child Health Day is a United States Federal Observance Day held each year on the first Monday in October.
Each child deserves to be the healthiest he or she can be. On National Child Health Day, we are reminded of all the ways children grow healthy and strong. From the food they eat to the words they hear, children require support and opportunities to grow.
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Each year since 1928, under a joint Resolution of Congress, the President of the United States has proclaimed Child Health Day. This day was originally observed on each May 1 until 1960 when the date was changed to the first Monday in October of each calendar year.
In a response to a plea from both the American Federation of Labor and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs to proclaim the day, United States President Calvin Coolidge was the first president to issue a Child Health Day Proclamation while the resolution was still pending in Congress.
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