Stephen Foster Memorial Day

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Stephen Foster Memorial Day
United States
Stephen Foster Memorial Day

Recognized as a United States Federal Observance Day on January 13, Stephen Foster Memorial Day is dedicated to celebrating the life of American songwriter Stephen Foster, as outlined in 36 U.S.C. § 140. This date marks the anniversary of Foster's passing. Enacted on November 2, 1966, the law officially established the observance, and the inaugural Stephen Foster Memorial Day was commemorated in January 1967.