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When is Truman Day in 2023?

Truman Day in 2023 is on the Monday, 8th of May (5/08/2023).

Truman Day is on the 128th day of 2023. There are 237 days left in the year.

Truman Day Facts

  • Date: May 08, 2023
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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

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  • May 08, 2020
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  • May 08, 2021
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  • May 08, 2022
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  • May 08, 2023

List of State Holidays of Missouri in 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year Holiday
MondayMonJan 16, 2023Jan 16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
SundaySunFeb 12, 2023Feb 12Lincoln Day
MondayMonFeb 20, 2023Feb 20Washington 's Birthday
MondayMonMay 08, 2023May 08Truman Day
MondayMonMay 29, 2023May 29Memorial Day
TuesdayTueJul 04, 2023Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 04, 2023Sep 04Labor Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Columbus Day
FridayFriNov 10, 2023Nov 10Veterans Day Holiday
SaturdaySatNov 11, 2023Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 23, 2023Nov 23Thanksgiving Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day

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FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
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TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
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TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
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TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
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