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H.R. 1625: To amend title 5, United States Code, to establish St. Patrick’s Day as a Federal holiday.

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St. Patrick’s Day is held every March 17, marking the death date of the namesake Saint Patrick of Ireland in 461 A.D. People traditionally dress up in green, even if they have no Irish heritage or ancestry themselves.

Since Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021, the first new one added since Martin Luther King Day in the 1980s, notably more federal holiday proposals have been introduced in Congress.

GovTrack Insider has covered several such proposals, including Rosa Parks DaySeptember 11Lunar New Year a.k.a. Chinese New YearGold Star Families DayHarriet Tubman Day, and the Hindu new year festival Diwali.

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Mar 17, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Mar 17, 2023

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 17, 2023. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Brian Fitzpatrick

Representative for Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district



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Mar 17, 2023

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H.R. 1625 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1625. This is the one from the 118th Congress.

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