Recognition months, weeks, and days call attention to special events, health issues, industries, people, and more. Some are codified in Texas Government Code, Chapter 662, and highlighted on our website Texas Holidays and Recognition Days, with options to sort by holiday name, type, month, bill, and session.



Texas legislators also pass resolutions and bills in each session to commemorate certain dates. Below are the recognition months, weeks, and days observed with resolutions and bills by the 87th Legislature from September — December 2021. Click here to see a list of all the recognition dates from this past session. This list includes all enrolled bills and resolutions with Texas Legislature Online (TLO) subjects:

  • Holidays (I0395)
  • Resolutions--Official Designations--10-Year Significant Dates (I0016)
  • Resolutions--Official Designations--Special Dates (I0721)


Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month (HR 1499)
September 11: Patriot Day 2021 (HR 1674), Official State Bison Herd of Texas Day (SR 336)
September 16: Diez y Seis de Septiembre 2021 (HR 2094)
September 17: Constitution Day (HR 1501), National POW/MIA Recognition Day (HR 1503)
September 26: Gold Star Mother's Day (HR 1505)
September 30: Vanessa Guillén Day (HR 2090)

Mental Health Condition and Substance Use Disorder Parity Awareness Month (HB 2595)
Second Week in October: Indigenous Peoples' Week (HCR 62)

Ukrainian Genocide Remembrance Month (HR 253)
American Diabetes Month (HR 1603)
November 1-2: El Día de los Muertos (HR 2099)
November 5: Type 1.5 Diabetes Awareness Day (HCR 29)
November 7: Victims of Communism Day (HB 1057)
First Week of November: Festival of Diwali (HR 1012)
November 11: Veterans Day (HR 922)
November 18: National Rural Health Day (HR 1605)
November 23: Texas Association of Builders Day (HR 977)
November 25: Thanksgiving (HR 1766)

December 1: Rosa Parks Day (HB 3481)
December 25: Christmas (HR 1607)

Note: Buddy Check Day, 11th Day of Each Month:
"The 11th day of each month is Buddy Check Day to encourage veterans to contact other veterans, including those with whom they served, who may need assistance." (SB 460, effective September 1, 2021)

To see recognized months, weeks, and days from the 86th Legislature, please view our blog post from December 30, 2019.