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When is Truman Day in 2024?

Truman Day in 2024 is on the Wednesday, 8th of May (5/08/2024).

Truman Day is on the 129th day of 2024. There are 237 days left in the year.

Truman Day Facts

  • Date: May 08, 2024
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  • Celebrations: Celebrations; Rallies, educational sessions, visit the Truman Presidential Library and museum
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Truman Day commemorates and honors the legacy of the former US president, Harry S Truman. He is the only president who came from the state of Missouri.

Who was Harry S Truman?

Truman was born in 1884 and grew up near Independence in his family’s farm. Truman worked as a timekeeper, clerk, served in the Missouri National Guard, and also in World War I. He later joined politics and was elected a county official before becoming a senator for Missouri in 1934, where he served for a decade. In 1945, Truman became a vice president before succeeding to the presidency following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Truman is mainly remembered for leading the US through the final stages of World War II. He made the infamous decision to drop the atomic bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

When is Truman Day?

Truman Day is observed across Missouri on or around May 8 every year. The day has, however, been faced with controversy with some people asking for its abolishment.

Is Truman Day a public holiday?

The day is a state holiday in Missouri and, therefore, a day off to the general population. Government offices, organizations, banks, schools and most businesses remain closed. The public transit services may also be affected and thus follow the holiday timetable instead of the regular schedules.

Things to do on Truman Day

Truman Day is marked with a variety of activities across Missouri. Politicians also celebrate the day, especially to benefit the democrats as the party that he represented.

As a student, attend educational sessions organized for high school students to educate them on the history of Truman and other US presidents. Essay writing competitions are also organized, and students encouraged to be great history writers.

You could also attend rallies often organized by democrat politicians. It could be your best opportunity to meet your favorite politicians in social settings. You may also participate in fundraising dinners often geared towards supporting the democratic party.

Another option would be to visit the Truman Presidential Library and museum, where his birthday is celebrated annually. The wreath-laying ceremony is also conducted in his memory and a birthday cake served.

Truman Day Observances

  • Fri
  • May 08, 2020
  • Sat
  • May 08, 2021
  • Sun
  • May 08, 2022
  • Mon
  • May 08, 2023
  • Wed
  • May 08, 2024

List of State Holidays of Missouri in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayMonFeb 12, 2024Feb 12Lincoln Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Washington 's Birthday
WednesdayWedMay 08, 2024May 08Truman Day
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day