Truman Day

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Truman Day
Harry S. Truman.jpg
Harry S. Truman
Observed by United States, Missouri
Type National
Date May 8
Next time 8 May 2015 (2015-05-08)
Frequency annual

Truman Day is a commemorative holiday to celebrate the birth of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. It is celebrated May 8 in Missouri as a state holiday, according to Missouri Revised Statutes Section 9-035 Public Holidays[1] and nationally by the United States Democratic Party.[2] Since Truman was the only president to come from Missouri, this day is special for this state.[3][4] However, after the financial crisis of 2008-2010, there were unsuccessful moves by the state government to abolish the holiday.[5] For Missouri state employees, this is a paid holiday.[6]


  1. ^ "Section 9-035 May 8, Truman Day". 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Holidays: Truman Day in United States". Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  3. ^ Levitt, Aimee (2010-05-04). "Will the Buck Stop Here For Truman Day? - St. Louis News - Daily RFT". Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  4. ^ "Headlines: Truman Day, May 7". Fired Up! Missouri. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  5. ^ Volkmann, Kelsey (2010-05-03). "Truman Day stays as Missouri state holiday this year - St. Louis Business Journal:". Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  6. ^ Messenger, Tony. "State employees still get Truman Day off — this year at least | Political Fix | STLtoday". Retrieved 2010-05-13. 

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