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Protestant Episcopal Calendar, 1942, with Altar Colors

White From the First Service (First Vespers) of Red-From First Vespers of Pentecost to the Christmas Day to the Octave of Epiphany, inclusive First Vespers of Trinity Sunday (which includes (except on the Feasts of Martyrs); on Maundy Ember Days); Holy Innocents (if on a Sunday). Thursday (for the celebration); from the First and Feasts of all Martyrs. Service of Easter Day to the Vigil of Pentecost Violet--From Septuagesima to Maundy Thursday (except on Feasts of Martyrs and Rogation Days): (Easter Eve); Advent Sunday to Christmas Eve, on Trinity Sunday. Conversion of St. Paul, Purifi-| Vigils, Ember Days (except in Whitsun Week): cation, Annunciation, St. John Baptist, St. and Rogation Days; Holy Innocents (unless SunMichael, St. Luke, All Saints, Saints not Martyrs, day). and Patron Saints (Transfiguration and Dedication Black-Good Friday and at funerals. of Church).

Green--All other days.
Days, Etc.

1937: 1938

1939
1940
1941

1942 I 1943 Golden Number......

19
Sunday Letter...
Bundays after Epiphany..
Septuagesima...
Jan. Feb. Feb. 5 Jan. 21

Feb. 9 Feb. 1 Feb. 21
Ash Wednesday......
Feb. Mar. Feb. 22 Feb. 7

Feb.

Feb. 18 Mar. 10 First Sunday in Lent..

Feb. 14 Mar. Feb. 26 Feb. 11 Mar. 2 Feb. 22 Mar. 14 Passion Day........

Mar. 14 April Mar. 26 Mar. 10 Mar. Mar 22 April 11 Palm Sunday...

Mar. 21 April April 2 Mar. 17 April 6 Mar. 29 April 18 Good Friday....

Mar. 26 April 151 April 7 Mar. 22 April 111 April 3 April 23 Easter Day.....

Mar. April 17 April 9 Mar. 24 April 13 April 5 April 25 Rogation Sunday

May May May 14 April May 18 May 10 May 30 Ascension Day....

May May
May 18 May 2 May

May 14 June 3 Whiteunday.....

June
May 28

May 12 June May 24 June 13 Trinity Sunday..

May 23 June

June May 19 June May 31 June 20 Sundays after Trinity.

26
2325

24

25 First Sunday In Advent.. Nov. 28 Nov. 271 Dec. 3 | Dec. 1 Nov. 30 Nov. 29 | Nov. 28

101

2

28

May

27

22

Greek Church Calendar, 1942

Date
Holy Days

Date
Holy Days il Date

Holy Days
Jan. 1 Circumcision
May 14 Ascension

Aug. 30 St. Alexander Nevsky* Jan. 6 Theophany (Epiphany) May 24 Pentecost

Sept. 8 Nativity of Theotokos Feb. 2 Hypapante (Purification) | May 25 Holy Ghost

Sept. 14 Exaltation of Cross Feb. 18 Great Lent Begins June 24 St. John Baptist

Oct. 1 Patronage of Theotokos Mar. 25 Annunciation

June 29 Peter and Paul (Chief Nov. 15 First day of Fast of Mar. 29 Palm Sunday

Apostles)

Theotokos
April 3 Great Friday
June 30 Twelve Apostles

Nov. 21 Entranee of Theotokos April 5 Holy Pasch (Easter) Aug. 6 Transfiguration

Dec. 9 Concept of Theotokos April 23 St. George

Aug. 15 Repose of Theotokos Dec. 25 Nativity (Christmas) Peculiar to Russia. The dates above are accord- Gregorian calendar, add 10 days for the years 1582 ing to the Gregorian calendar, which was adopted to 1700, 11 days from 1700 to 1800; 12 days from by the Greek Church in 1923: September 30 Old 1800 to 1900; 13 days since 1900. Style for that year is followed by October 14 New In 1942 the Greek Orthodox Church will observe Style. To change from the Julian calendar to the 'all Holy Days on the dates given above.

Year

Mohammedan Calendar, 1942 Name of the Month Month Begins Year 1 Name of the Month Month Begins 1 361 Muharram (New Year)... Jan, Jan, 19. 1942 1361... Rajao..

... July 15, 1942 1361. Salar.. Feb. 18. 1942 1361. Shaban..

Aug14, 1942 1361.. Rabia I...... Mar. 19, 1942 1361... Ramadan....

Sept. 12. 1942 1361 Rabia II., April 18, 19421361... Shawwal...

Oct. 12. 1942 1361. Jurnada l. May 17, 1942 1361.... Zu'lkadah...

... Nov. 10, 1942 1361.... Jumada II.... June 16, 1942 | 1361.... Zu'lkhijjah...,

.Dec. 10, 1942

Church Memoranda for 1942

JANUARY

| 12 I Sun.aft. Easter | 19 VII Sun, aft. Trinity 18 XX Sun, aft. Trinity
19 II Sun. aft. Easter
25 St. James

18 St. Luke
1 Circumcision (Thurs.)
4 Sun, aft. New Years
25 St. Mark

26 VIII Sun, aft. Trinity 25 XXI Sun. aft. Trinity 26 III Sun, aft. Easter

28 St. Simon & St. Jude 6 Epiphany 11 I Sun, art. Epiphany

AUGUST 18 II Sun, aft. Epiphany

MAY
1 Saturday

NOVEMBER 25 III Sun, aft. Epiphany 1 Friday

2 IX Sun. aft. Trinity 25 Conversion of St. Paul I St. Philip & St. Jas.

| 1 XXII Sun. aft. Trin6 Transfiguration

ity
3 IV Sun. aft. Easter 9 X Sun, aft. Trinity

1 All Saints
FEBRUARY
10 Rogation Sunday 16 XI Sun. aft. Trinity

8 XXIII Sun. aft. Trin1 Septuagesima 14 Ascension Day

23 XII Sun. aft. Trinity 2 Purification

17 Sun. aft. Ascension 24 St. Bartholomew 15 XXIV Sun. aft. Trin| 24 Whit Sunday

30 XIII Sun. aft. Trinity 8 Sexagesima

ity 15 Quinquagesima 31 Trinity Sunday

22 XXV Sun. aft. Trin18 Ash Wednesday

SEPTEMBER

ity 22 I Sun. in Lent

JUNE
1 Tuesday

26 Thanksgiving Day 24 St. Matthias 1 Monday 6 XIV Sun. aft. Trinity

29. I Sun. in Advent 4 Corpus Christi 13 XV Sun. aft. Trinity

30 St. Andrew MARCH

7 I Sun. ait. Trinity 20 XVI Sun. aft. Trinity 1 II Sun in Lent 11 St. Barnabas 21 St. Matthew

DECEMBER 8 III Sun, in Lent 14 II Sun. aft. Trinity 27 XVII Sun, aft. Trin15 IV Sun. in Lent 21 III Sun. aft. Trinity

1 Tuesday 22 V Sun. in Lent 24 St. John Baptist 29 St. Michael and All

6 II Sun. in Advent 25 Annunciation 28 IV Sun, aft. Trinity Angels

13 III Sun. in Advent 29 Palm Sunday 29 St. Peter

20 IV Sun. in Advent остоBER

21 St. Thomas
APRIL
JULY

25 Christmas
1 Thursday

26 St. Stephen 1 Wednesday 1 Wednesday

4 XVIII Sun. aft. Trin-| 27 Sun, aft, Christmas 3 Good Friday 5 V Sun, aft. Trinity

ity

27 St. John Evangelist 5 Easter Sunday

12 VI Sun. aft. Trinity | 11 XIX Sun, aft. Trinity | 28 Holy Innocents

Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday

Source: Observatory and Ecclesiastical Computations
Ash Easter
Ash Easter 1

Ash Easter
Year | Wed. Sunday' Year Wed. Sundayl Year | Wed. Sunday

Ash Easter Wed. Sunday

1801... Feb. 18 April 5 1851...Mar. 5 April 2011901... Feb. 201April 71/1951...Feb. 7/Mar. 25 1802...Mar. 31 April 18 1852... Feb. 25 April ul1902.

April 111902... Feb. 12 Mar. 30 /1952... Feb. 27 April 13 1803... Feb. 23 April 10 1853... Feb. 9 Mar. 27: 1903... Feb. 25 April 121|1953...Feb. 1804... Feb. 15 April 1 1854... Mar. 1 April 161904... Feb. 171 April 3 (1954... Mar. 3 April 18 1805... Feb. 27 April 14, 1855... Feb. 21 April 8|1905... Mar. 8 April 231|1955...Feb. 23 April 10 1806.,.Feb. 19 April 611856... Feb. 6 Mar. 231906... Feb. 28 April 15||1956... Feb. 15 April 1 1807... Feb. 11 Mar. 29 1857... Feb. 25 April 12/ 1907,.. Feb. 13 Mar. 31/1957...Mar. 6 April 21 1808.. Mar. 2 April 17, 1858, ..Feb. 171 April 4:1908... Mur. 41April 1911958... Feb. 191 April 1809... Feb. 15 April 2 1859..., Mar. 9 April 24:1909... Feb. 24 April 11|1959...Feb. 11/Mar. 29 1810...Mar. 7 April 22 1860... Feb. 22 April 81910... Feb. 9 Mar. 27||1960... Mar. 2] April 17 1811..Feb. 271 April 14! 1861... Feb. 13 Mar. 31||1911...Mar. April 161/1961,.. Feb. 15 April 2 1812... Feb. 12 Mar. 29 1862... Mar. 5 April 20||1912... Feb. 21 April 7|1962... Mar. 7 April 22 1813...Mar. 3 April 18 1863... Feb. 18 April 5||1913... Feb. 51 Mar. 23|| 1963... Feb. 27 April 14 1814... Feb. 23 April 101864... Feb. 10 Mar. 27 ||1914... Feb. 25 April 121 1964... Feb. 12 Mar. 29 1815... Feb. 8 Mar. 26 1865... Mar. 1 April 16 1915... Feb. 17 April 4/1965...Mar. 3 April 18 1816... Feb. 28 April 141866... Feb. 14 April 1||1916... Mar. 8 April 23||1966... Feb. 23 April 10 1817...Feb. 19 April 61 1867...Mar. 6 April 21||1917... Feb. 21 April 8|1967... Feb. 8 Mar 26 1818...Feb. 4 Mar. 22 1868... Feb. 261 April 1211918... Feb. 13 Mar. 31/1968... Feb. 28 April 14 1819... Feb. 241 April 11 1869...Feb. 10 Mar. 28||1919... Mar. 51. April 201|1969... Feb. 19April 6 1820... Feb. 16 April 2 1870... Mar. 2 April 17|1920... Feb. 18 April 4||1970... Feb. 11 Mar. 29 1821../Mar. 71 April 22111871... Feb. 22 April 911921... Feb. 9 Mar. 27111971... Feb. 24 April 11 1822... Feb. 20) April 71 1872...Feb. 14 Mar. 31||1922... Mar. 11 April 161972... Feb. 16 April 2 1823... Feb. 12 Mar. 301873... Feb. 26 April 131923... Feb. 14 April ill1973... Mar. 71 April 22 1824... Mar. 31 April 181 1874...Feb. 18 April 51|1924... Mar. 5. April 20111974... Feb. 27 April 14 1825... Feb. 161 Avril 31 1875... Feb. 101 Mar. 28||1925... Feb. 251 April 12ll 1975... Feb. 12 Mar. 30 1826... Feb. 8 Mar. 26. 1876...Mar. 1 April 16|1926... Feb. 17 April 4||1976... Mar. 3 April 18 1827... Feb. 281 April 151 1877...Feb. 14 April 1||1927... Mar. 21 April 17||1977... Feb. 23 April 10 1828... Feb. 201 April 61 1878.Mar6 April 211928... Feb. 22 April 8ll1978... Feb. 8 Mar. 26 1829... Mar. 4 April 191 1879...Feb. 26 April 13||1929... Feb. 131 Mar. 3u|1979...Feb. 28 April 15 1830... Feb. 24 April 111880. Feb. 11 Mar. 28 1930... Mar. 5 April 2011980... Feb. 20 April 6 1831... Feb. 16 April 3||1881... Mar. 2 April 171931... Feb. 18 April 5|1981... Mar. 4 April 19 1832... Mar. 7 April 22 1882... Feb. 22 April 911932... Feb. 10 Mar. 27|1982... Feb. 24 April 11

Feb. 20 April 711003...¡Feb. 7 Mar. 25||1933...Mar. 11 April 16||1983... Feb. 161 April 3 1834... Feb. 12 Mar. 301884... Feb. 27 April 131934... Feb. 14 April 1ll1984... Mar. 7 April 22 1835, ..Mar. 4 April 191885. Feb. 18 April 511935...Mar. 6 April 21|1985... Feb. 20 April 7 1836... Feb. 17 April 3 1886...Mar. 10 April 251936... Feb. 261 April 12||1986... Feb. 12 Mar. 30 1837... Feb. 8 Mar. 26 1887... Feb. 23 April 101937... Feb. 10 Mar. 28|1987... Mar. 4 April 19 1838...Feb. 28 April 15' 1888... Feb. 15 April 11938...Mar. 21 April 17||1988... Feb. 171 April 3 1839... Feb. 18 Mar. 31 1889...Mar, 6 April 21/1939... Feb. 22 April 91 1989... Feb. 8 Mar. 26 1840...Mar. 4 April 19 1890...Feb. 19 April 6|1940... Feb. 7 Mar. 241|1990... Feb. 28 April 15 1841... Feb. 24 April 111891...Feb. 11 Mar. 29| 1941... Feb. 26 April 131|1991... Feb. 13 Mar. 31 1842... Feb. 9 Mar. 27 1892... Mar. 2 April 171942... Feb. 18 April 5|1992...Mar. 4 April 19 1843... Mar. 1 April 16/1893...Feb. 15 April 21943...Mar. 10 April 25||1993...Feb. 24 April 11 1844... Feb. 21 April 71894... Feb. 7 Mar. 25 1944... Feb. 23 April 9|1994... Feb. 16 April 3 1845... Feb. 5 Mar. 23 1895... Feb. 27 April 14, 1945... Feb. 14 April 1||1995...Mar. 1/April 16 1846... Feb. 25 April 12 1896...Feb. 19 April 5 1946... Mar. 6 April 21||1996... Feb. 21 April 7 1847... Feb. 17 April 4 1897... Mar, 3 April 18 1947... Feb. 19 April 61997..Feb. 12 Mar. 30 1848... Mar. 8 April 23 1898... Feb. 23 April 10 1948... Feb. 11 Mar. 28| 1998... Feb. 25 April 12 1849.,. Feb. 21 April 8 1899... Feb. 15 April 2 1949... Mar. 2 April 17 | 1999... Feb. 17 April 4 1850...Feb. 13 Mar. 31/1900... Feb. 28 April 15 | 1950... Feb. 22 April 9 2000... Mar. 8 April 23

In A. D. 325 the Council of the Christian | days previous to Easter Sunday, not counting Churches at Nicea in Asia Minor (present-day | Sundays. Nice or Isnik, in Asiatic Turkey) drew up the Lent originally was a period of but 40 hours. Nicene Creed, and also decided that Easter shall be Later it comprised 30 days of fasting, omitting all on the first Sunday following the Paschal Full the Sundays and also all the Saturdays except one. Moon which happens upon or next after the 21st | Pope Gregory added Ash Wednesday to the fast, of March. The principal reason was that the together with the remainder of that week. pilgrims needed moonlight to travel on their way The last seven days of Lent constitute Holy Week, to the great yearly Easter festivities. The date of beginning with Palm Sunday. Passion Week preEaster thus may vary between March 22 and April cedes Holy Week. The last Thursday- Maundy 25, over a period of 35 days.

Thursday-commemorates the Institution of the Because of this wide fluctuation the British Eucharist. Parliament in 1928 passed a permissive statute with The following day. Good Friday, commemorates the purpose of bringing Easter within the orderly | the day of the crucifixion. Mohammedans celebrate scope of a solar measurement of time," determining Friday as the day of Adam's creation. Among Gerprovisionally that it should be "the first Sunday mans Friday was sacred to the goddess-mother, after the second Saturday in April." This reduces wife of Odin. the range of variation less than a week. But the "Easter is the chief festival of the Christian year. change was to await international consent and that commemorating the resurrection of Christ. It ochas so far not been obtained.

curs about the same time as the ancient heathen If Paschal Full Moon falls on a Sunday, then Roman celebration of the Vernal Equinox, the Easter Day is the next Sunday. The Paschal Full arrival of Spring. In the second century, A.D., Moon is the Fourteenth Day of a Lunar month Easter Day was, among Christians in Asia Minor. reckoned according to an ancient ecclesiastical the 14th of Nisan, the seventh month of the Jewish computation and not the real or astronomical full calendar. The Christians in Europe observed the moon.

nearest Sunday. Lent, the great period of fasting in the Christian The Jewish calendar is based on days reckoned Church, begins on Ash Wednesday. which comes 40 from evening to evening.

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Holidays of the World
Source: Official Records and World Almanac Questionnaire

Christmas and New Year's are observed the of the Virgin. Consecration of the lighted candles world over.

| to be used in the church during the year. Also In Episcopal countries, such as England, the only known as "Groundhog Day" in the United States, church days which are regular legal holidays, aside Feb. 14. OLD CANDLEMAS: St. Valentine's Day. from Christmas, are Good Friday, Easter Monday, 1 March 25. LADY DAY: Annunciation of the and Whit-Monday.

Virgin. In Roman Catholic countries, the church days April 6 is old Lady Day. other than Christmas which are usually legal holi- June 24. MIDSUMMER DAY: Feast of the Nativity days are Epiphany, Ascension, Assumption. All of John the Baptist Saints', and Immaculate Conception. Throughout | July 7 is old Midsummer Day. the Latin-American countries it is usual to observe July 15. ST. SWITHIN'S DAY, There was an old Good Friday and Corpus Christi.

superstition that if rain fell on this day it would In Lutheran countries Epiphany, Annunciation, I continue forty days. Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whit Aug. 1. LAMMAS DAY. Originally in England Monday. Ash Wednesday, and Corpus Christi are the festival of the wheat harvest. In the church holidays.

the festival of St. Peter's miraculous deliverance OLD ENGLISH HOLIDAYS

from prison. Old Lammas Day is August 13. Jan. 6. TWELFTH DAY, or Twelfth-tide, some- ! Sept. 29. MICHAELMAS: Feast of St. Michael times called Old Christmas Day. the same as the Archangel. Old Michaelmas is Oct. 11. Epiphany (Feast of the Three Kings). It is cele Nov. 1. ALL-HALLOMAS: All-hallows, or All brated in Spain as Christmas and in Italy as | Saints' Day. The previous evening is All-hallowEpiphany (Beiana Day). The previous evening is e'en. Twelfth Night. Since 1900 the Russian Orthodox Nov. 2. ALL SOULS' Day. Day of prayer for the Church has observed Jan. 7 as Christmas, in as much souls of the dead. as 13 days instead of 12 now mark the difference Nov. 11. MARTIN MAS: Feast of St. Martin, Old

new or Gregorian calendar. | Martinmas is Nov. 23. Feb. 2. CANDLEMAS: Festival of the Purification' Dec. 28. CHILDERMAS: Holy Innocents' Day.

Legal or Public Holidays in the United States in 1942

Source: World Almanac Questionnaire There are no "National holidays in the United States. Each State has jurisdiction over the holidays to be observed. These are designated either by legislative enactment or executive proclamation. The only National holiday ever proclaimed by Congress was when they ordered (April 30, 1869) that the one hundredth anniversary of the Constitution be observed as a National holiday. The President and Congress designate for the District of Columbia and the Government employees throughout the Nation, but not for the States with the one exception referred to. The law signed by President Roosevelt (May 12. 1938) made November 11 a legal holiday in the District of Columbia, the Congress and the President having exclusive jurisdiction over the District.

The legal holidays in New York State are- New Years (Jan. 1); Lincoln's Birthday (Feb. 12): Washington's Birthday (Feb. 22); Memorial Day (May 30); Independence Day (July 4); Labor Day (ist Monday in Sept.); Columbus Day (Oct. 12); Election Day (Ist Tuesday after 1st Monday in November); Armistice Day (Nov. 11); Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day (Dec. 25).

THE CHIEF LEGAL OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN 1942 ARE: Jan. 1-New Years Day. In all the States District | Oct. 12-Columbus Day. In Alabama Arizona. of Columbia, Alaska, Canal Zone, Hawaii, Philip Arkansas (by some banks), California, Colorado pine Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands.

(by some banks part of day), Connecticut, DelaJan. 20—Inauguration Day. Began in 1937. To be ware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana,

observed every fourth year from that date by Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massathe 20th Amendment to the Constitution. In the chusetts, Michigan (banks rernain open), MisDistrict of Columbia only.

souri (possibly: banks close 12 noon), Montana, Feb. 12-Lincoln's Birthday. In California, Colo Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, rado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana,

New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota,

(banks not closed), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Missouri (banking transactions not affected), Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (banks Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New

remain open). Washington, Ohio, West Virginia, York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania,

Wisconsin, Wyoming. Puerto Rico, It is also South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont,

Fraternal Day (In Alabama), Discovery Day Washington, West Virginia (by some banks),

(North Dakota) and Landing Day (Wisconsin). Wisconsin, Wyoming Alaska (not observed by

Nov. 3-General Election Day (1st Tuesday after Federal employees), Hawaii, Puerto Rico (by

the 1st Monday in November). In Arizona, Callbanks), Virgin Islands.

fornia, Colorado. Delaware, Florida, Idaho, IlliFeb. 22-Washington's Birthday. In all the States,

nois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Canal Zone

Missouri, Montana Nevada, New Hampshire, (not by banks), Hawaii, Philippine Islands,

New Jersey. New York, North Carolina, North

Dakota, Ohio (a half day), Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands.

Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, April 3-Good Friday. In Arizona (in 5 Coun

South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washties), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana,

ington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey.

1 Nov. 11-Armistice Day. In all the States. District North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (in

of Columbia, Alaska, Canal Zone (not by banks), Charleston County), Tennessee, Canal Zone,

Hawaii, Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Hawail, Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin

Islands. (Called "Victory Day" in Colorado, Islands. In Connecticut Good Friday is usually

Tennessee, Texas and Hawaii.) proclaimed by the Governor as a day of fasting

Nov. 26-Thanksgiving Day (last Thursday in and prayer.

November.) Every State, Territory and PosMay 30--Decoration or Memorial Day. In all the

session. Abraham Lincoln issued (1864) the first States, District of Columbia, Alaska, Canal Zone

Presidential Proclamation fixing Thanksgiving (not by banks), Hawaii, Philippine Islands,

Day as a holiday on the fourth or last Thursday Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, with the following

in November. In 1939, 1940 and 1941 observance exceptions--Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mis

was divided, when President Roosevelt proclaimed sissippi, North Carolina (applies to State and that the preceding Thursday be observed. The National banks only), South Carolina (Con

President proclaims only for the District 01 federate Memorial Day in Virginia.)

Columbia and Federal employees. States observe July Independence Day. In all the States. Dis the day set by the Governors. President Roosevelt

trict of Columbia, Alaska, Canal Zone, Hawaii, announced (1941) that the traditional date would

Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands. be observed again in 1942 and thereafter.
Sept. 1-Labor Day. In all the States, District of Dec. 25--Christmas Day. In all the States, District

Columbia, Alaska, Canal Zone (not by banks). of Columbia, Territories and possessions, Philip-
Hawali, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands.

pine Islands.

LEGAL AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (Continued)

OTHER LEGAL OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN 1942 Jan 6-Three King's Day (Epiphany). In Puerto Mississippi, South Carolina, *Tennessee, Texas,

Rico, Virgin Islands (hall holiday in St. Thomas Virginia and St. John).

June 11-Kamehameha Day In Hawaii. Jan. 8-Battle of New Orleans. In Louisiana. June 14-Flag Day. In Missouri (bank transacJan. 11-De Hostos' Birthday. In Puerto Rico.

tions not affected), Pennsylvania. Jan. 19--Lee's Birthday. In Alabama, Arkansas June 15-Pioneer Day. In Idaho.

(some banks). Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, June 17-Bunker Hill Day. In Massachusetts (in
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Suffolk County).
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas. It is Lee-Jackson June 20–West Virginia Day. In that State (by
Day, in Virginia.

some banks). Jan. 21-Foundation Day. In the Canal Zone. June 22-Bolivarian Day. In the Canal Zone. Feb. 14-Admission Day. In Arizona.

June 24-San Juan Day. In Puerto Rico (bank
Feb. 15-Constitution Day. In the Canal Zone. holiday).
Feb. 17-Shrove Tuesday. Observed as Madri Gras July 13-Gen. Bedford Forrest's Birthday. In

in Alabama, Florida (in cities and towns where Tennessee.
carnival is celebrated), Louisiana (Parishes of July 14-Bastile Day. In the Canal Zone.
Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St,

July 17-Munoz Rivera's Birthday. In Puerto Rico. John the Baptist, East Baton Rouge), Canal Zone.

July 24—Pioneer Day. In Utah. It is also Simon March 1--State Day. In Nebraska.

Bolivar Day in the Canal Zone, March 2—Texas Independence Day. In that State.

July 25-Occupation Day. In Puerto Rico. It is March 15–Andrew Jackson's Birthday. In Ten

also Supplication Day in the Virgin Islands nessee.

(except at St. Croix). . March 22-Emancipation Day. In Puerto Rico.

July 27-Barbosa's Birthday. In Puerto Rico. March 25-Maryland Day. In that State.

Aug. 1-Colorado Day. In that State. March 30-Seward's Day. In Alaska (Not observed Aug. 13-Occupation Day. In the Philippine Is. by Federal employees.)

lands. March 31-Transfer Day. In the Virgin Islands. Aug. 16-Bennington Battle Day. In Vermont. April 1-State Election. In Michigan.

Aug. 19—National Aviation Day. Abril 2-Holy Thursday. Philippine Islands, Vir Aug. 30—Birthday of Huey P. Long. In Louisiana. gin Islands (except at St. Croix).

Sept. 9-Admission Day. in California. April 4-Holy Saturday. In the Canal Zone.

Sept. 12-Defenders' Day. In Maryland. April 6-Easter Monday. In North Carolina, Virgin Sept. 19/Regatta Day. In Hawaii. Islands.

Oct. 6-Missouri Day. In that State (banking April 12-Date of Passage of Halifax Independence

transactions not affected). Resolution. In North Carolina.

Oct. 12-Fraternal Day (in Alabama): Disoovery April 13–Thomas Jefferson's Birthday. In Ala

Day (in North Dakota); Landing Day (in Wisbama, Missouri (bank transactions not affected). consin). Oklahoma (banks not closed), Virginia.

oct. 18—Alaska Day. In Alaska. (Not observed by April 16-De Diego's Birthday. In Puerto Rico. Federal employees.) April 19–Patriots' Day. In Maine, Massachusetts. Oct. 25-Thanksgiving Day (Hurricane). The April 21-San Jacinto Day. In Texas.

Virgin Islands (except in St. Croix). April 22--Arbor Day. In Nebraska.

Oct. 31--Nevada (Admission) Day. In that State. April 23-Fast Day. In New Hampshire. (Usually Nov. 1--All Saints' Day. In Louisiana. It is

the 4th Thursday in April but not always. The Liberty Day in the Virgin Islands (St. Croix date is determined by the Governor and Council). only). April 26-Memorial Day. In Alabama, Florida, | Nov. 2-Memorial Day. In the Canal Zone.

Georgia, Mississippi. (Will be observed following | Nov. 3-Secession from Colombia. In the Canal Monday).

Zone. May 1--Labor Day. In the Canal Zone, Philippine Nov. 10–First move toward Independence from Islands

Spain. In the Canal Zone. May 4-Rhode Island Independence Day. In that Nov. 15-Proclamation of the Commonwealth. In State.

the Philippine Islands. (This date may be May 10-Confederate Memorial Day. In North observed as a holiday). Carolina, South Carolina.

Nov. 19--Discovery Day. In Puerto Rico. May 20-Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Nov. 23-Repudiation Day. In Maryland (bank in North Carolina.

half-holiday in Frederick County). May 25-Whit Monday. In the Virgin Islands. Nov. 28--Independence from Spain. In the Canal June 3-Birthday of Jefferson Davis or (*) Me-1 Zone. morial Day. In Alabama, Arkansas (by some Nov. 30—Bonifacio Day. In the Philippine Islands, banks), Florida, Georgia, *Kentucky, Louisiana, | Dec. 30-Rizal Day. In the Philippine Islands.

DAYS USUALLY OBSERVED IN SOME MANNER In New York State the General Construction Law Pan American Day is observed April 14, because makes Saturday, noon to midnight, a legal holi- on that date in 1890 the First International Cor day. This is the case in almost all of the States. ference of American States, meeting in Washing

Susan B. Anthony Day, Feb. 15, is observed in ton, adopted a resolution that resulted in the honor of the birthday of the pioneer crusader for creation of the organization known today as the equal rights for women. On that day in 1938 the Pan American Union. The day is intended espeNational Park Service furnished a Sequoia (Big cially to appeal to schools. Tree) seedling for the grounds around the head Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May: quarters of the National Woman's Party, the Alva Father's Day, third Sunday in June; Child Health Belmont House, on B St., N. E., Washington, D. C. Day, May 1 (by annual Presidential Proclama.

St. Patrick's Day, March 17, is widely observed. tion); National Maritime Day, May 1; American Gen. Washington, when encamped at Cambridge, Indian Day (fourth Friday in September); ConMass., in 1776, on the night of March 16, issued

stitution Day, September 17 (date fixed). & special order authorizing as parole for the next

Forefathers' Day, Dec. 21 (landing on Plymouth day "Boston," and as countersign "St. Patrick,"

Rock in 1620) is celebrated by dinners of New naming General John Sullivan as “Brigadier Gen England societies everywhere and "Down East," eral of the Day.".

but is not a public holiday. Army Day, April 6, is observed in New York, and

National Maritime Day was first proclaimed in some other states, by & display of flags and by

1935, in commemoration of the departure of the military parades. Navy Day, October 27, sponsored annually by the

Savannah from Savannah, Ga., on May 22, 1819, on Navy League of the United States. October is also

the first successful transatlantic voyage under the month in which the American Navy was

steam propulsion. May 22 is an observance, not a founded (1775) by the Continental Congress. holiday.

PUBLIC STATUTORY HOLIDAYS IN CANADA, 1942 New Year's, Jan. 1; Good Friday, April 3; Easter Monday, April 6; Victoria Day, May 24: King's Birthday (*); Dominion Day, July 1; Labor Day, Sept. 7; Thanksgiving Day (*); Remembrance Day, Nov. 11; Christmas, Dec. 25

() The birthday of the reigning Sovereign, or the day fixed by proclamation for its celebration (usually June 9): () any day appointed by proclamation for a public holiday or for a general fast or general thanksgiving. (When New Year's, Christmas, Victoria Day, Dominion Day and Sovereign's Birthday fall on Sunday, the following day is observed as the holiday).

Astronomical Time

Source: United States Naval Observatory Time is the measurement of the earth's rotation or sidereal time is due to nutation. Its greatest on its axis. This rotation causes the stars to ap- | value is only a little over a second, and its greatest pear to cross the sky from east to west, in the daily change is a little more than a hundredth of same manner as the Sun.

& second. Even if the Earth did not rotate at all on its own

On account of the fact that this difference is so axis, the Sun would rise and set once during the

small, sidereal time has generally been used by year because of the Earth's journey, around it.

astronomers. In recent years a few observatories, The stars are not within the Earth's orbit. They

including the Naval Observatory, have begun to are so far distant that their apparent positions are

employ mean equinoctial time in computing the only very slightly affected by the Earth's orbital

rates of precision clocks. motion.

The Calendar Year begins at the stroke of 12 on The positions of the stars are commonly reckoned

the night of Dec. 31. The solar day and the calen

dar month also begin at midnight. The interval from & point in the sky known as the vernal

during which the Earth makes one absolute revoluequinox. That point moves very slowly among the

tion round the Sun is called a Sidereal Year, and stars.

consists of 365 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes and 9.6 The period of the Earth's rotation measured with

seconds. • respect to the Vernal Equinox is called a sidereal

The Tropical Year, on which the return of the day, or apparent equinoctial day.

seasons depends, is the interval between two conThe period measured with respect to the Sun is

secutive returns of the Sun to the Vernal Equinox. called an apparent solar day.

If this were a fixed point, the Sidereal and Tropical The apparent solar and sidereal days are of Years would be identical; but in consequence of the variable length.

action of the Sun and Moon upon the equatorial The longest apparent solar day occurs about protuberance of the Earth's mass and, in a much Dec. 23, and it exceeds the average day in length less degree, the disturbing influence of the planets by approximately 30 seconds. In order to over upon the Earth's orbit, the Equinox has a slow, recome this objection, mean time has been devised. trograde mean motion of 50'.26 annually, so that

Mean solar time, which is universally used in or the Sun returns to the Equinox sooner every year dinary life, is sometimes ahead of and sometimes than it otherwise would by 20 minutes 23.6 seconds. behind apparent solar time, but on the average it The Tropical Year, therefore, consists of 365 is the same.

days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds. The The difference between these two kinds of time Tropical Year is not of uniform length; it is now is called the equation of time. Its maximum value slowly decreasing at the rate of .530 second per is a little over 16 minutes. The difference be- century, but this variation will not always contween mean equinoctial and apparent equinoctial Itinue.

TIME. WITH RESPECT TO THE EARTH'S ROTATION.

Source: Smithsonian Physical Tables, Eighth Revised Edition The fluctuations in the earth's rate of rotation The greatest apparent change is the loss or gain indicated by astronomical evidence are of a quite of one sec. in & whole year (1 part in 30.000.000). greater order of magnitude. Moreover, the changes

Tidal friction should make the earth rotate more vary in sign, whereas frictional effects should not.

slowly and the moon recede from the earth. The The observations come from deviations of the

rate of dissipation of energy by friction is about

1.4 x 10'19 erg sec. sun and moon from their gravitational orbits, the

The earth's rotation from this cause should have transits of Mercury, the eclipses of Jupiter's satel slowed by 4 hours during geologic time. lites. Changes in the speed of rotation of the

The moon should continue to recede until its earth rotation seem the only explanation.

period of revolution and that of the earth's rotaThis may be due to shifts of matter within or on tion are equal to 47 of our present days. the earth. The following figure by Brown indicates

The moon should then gradually approach the that in 1928 the earth was about 25 sec. ahead of earth, ultimately coming within Roche's limit its average rotational motion during the last three (about twice the earth's radius), breaking up, centuries.

I possibly. into a ring like Saturn's.

Standard Time Source: U. S. Bureau of Standards; Interstate Commerce Commission The rotation of the earth about its axis once in The following places on the boundary between 24 hours," says the U. S. Bureau of Standards, the Eastern and the Central Time Zones use "gives a time change of 1 hour for every 15° of Eastern Standard Time: longitude. That is, 11 observations were made on Dungannon, Va.; Bristol, Tenn.; Asheville, N. C.; the transit of the sun across the meridian at points

Franklin, N. C.: Apalachicola, Fla. separated by 15° of longitude, it would be found

Georgia has adopted Eastern Standard Time for

that state. that the time of transit at two such points would

Chicago is on Central Standard Time with the differ by 1 hour. If the separation of the points of usual Daylight Saving in the Summer. observation were decreased, the difference in time

The following municipalities located on the would be decreased in the same proportion.

boundary between the Central and the Mountain Since the distance around the earth is less at

Time Zones use Central Standard Time: points not on the Equator than at the Equator the Murdo Mackenzie, S. Dak.: Phillipsburg. Kans.; distance on the earth's surface corresponding to a Stockton, Kans.; Plainville, Kans.; Ellis. Kans. time difference is also less in the same proportion. All other places on this boundary use Mountain For example, at the Equator 15° corresponds to Standard Time. about 1.040 miles, while at the latitude of New

All municipalities on the boundary between the York 15° corresponds to only about 784 miles. Or. Mountain and the Pacific Time Zones use Mountain at the Equator, a difference of about 17 miles Standard Time except Huntington, Ore., which makes a time difference of 1 minute, while in the uses Pacific Standard Time latitude of New York a difference of only 13 miles Standard time is used also in the territories outmakes a difference of 1 minute in true local time.” side of the continental United States. The places

Although the United States has used standard I and the time used (slower or faster than Greentime since 1883, no legislative action for the coun. wich) are given below: try as a whole is recorded until March 19, 1918. Official Alaska time is 10 hours slower: Guam when Congress directed the Interstate Commerce 10 hours faster: Hawaii, 1022 hours slower: Panama Commission to establish limits for the various time Canal Zone, 5 hours slower: Philippines, 8 hours zones in this country.

faster; Puerto Rico, 4 hours slower; Samoa, 11 The United States is divided into four standard hours slower: Virgin Islands, 4 hours slower. time zones, each approximately 15° of longitude Alaska time, by act of Congress in 1918 was fixed in width. All places in each zone use, instead of as that of the 150° meridian west, 10 hours slower their own local time, the time counted from the than Greenwich. Actually, however, four times transit of the mean sun" across the meridian are used in the territory 120°W, 135°W, 150 W which passes through the approximate center of 165°W. 8 hours, 9 hours, 10 hours, and 11 hours that zone.

slow, respectively. These time zones are designated as Eastern, Standard time signals are transmitted from the Central. Mountain, and Pacific, and the time in U. S. Naval Observatory through NSS (Annapolis) these zones is reckoned from the 75th, 90th, 105th, and over wires to various points using this service. and 120th meridians west of Greenwich, respective-The NAA (Arlington) station has been abolished ly. The time in the various zones is slower than and the transmission of time signals has been Greenwich time by 5, 6, 7, and 8 hours, respectively. I transferred to NSS (Annapolis).

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