Pan American Day

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Pan American Day
Date April 14
Frequency Annual

Pan American Day is a holiday observed by several countries in North and South America. It commemorates the First International Conference of American States which concluded on April 14, 1890, creating the International Union of American Republics, the forerunner to the Organization of American States (OAS).[1] The holiday was originally proposed by the organization in 1930, and was first observed on April 14, 1931.[2]

In the United States, Pan American Day is observed by Presidential proclamation on April 14. In addition, the entire week on which the holiday falls is observed as Pan American Week.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osmańczyk, Edmund Jan (2003). Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements (3 ed.). New York: Routledge. p. 1759. ISBN 0415939216. 
  2. ^ DeConde, Alexander (1951). Herbert Hoover's Latin-American Policy. Stanford University Press. pp. 118–119.