Daily Holiday Calendar - holidays and special events by Month and Day


Content Channels:

Major Holidays
Holidays by Month
Food Holidays
Garden Holidays
Just 4 Fun
This Day in History

Valentine's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Chinese New Year

Holiday Recipes
Garden Recipes
Pumpkin Recipes

July Greeting Cards

How to Create Special Days

"National" Days Definition




Search for:

China Unique - Chinese holidays, giant panda bears, Asian recipes, more.

Buffalo Soldiers Day

Buffalo Soldiers 

 About Buffalo Soldiers Day

Date When Celebrated: Buffalo Soldiers Day is always celebrated on July 28


In 1862, the U.S. Congress passed the "Union Army and Military Act of 1862".This allowed black Americans for the first time to fight during the Civil War. They fought for the Union Army. And, they did so admirably.

In 1866, the U.S. Congress passed he Army Organization Act. This law allowed black Americans to enlist in the military and fight  for our country. The army formed a military unit comprised of Black Americans. It included black solders who fought for the Union army in the Civil War, ex-slaves, and freemen. They served with pride and distinguished themselves for their bravery and fearlessness. These ferocious warriors served in the 9th and 10th Cavalry, as well as in other units. They fought in the Indian Wars and distinguished themselves. Native Americans feared them and nicknamed them Buffalo Soldiers. It is believed that either the Cheyenne or Comanche's gave them this nickname for their fierce and fearless performance in the wars. While their performance on the battlefield was remarkable, they suffered from racism.

Did You Know? The Buffalo Soldiers went on to fight side by side with Teddy Roosevelt and his Roughriders in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. 

They had two notable mottoes. They are: "We Can, We Will", and "Ready and Forward". They lived up to these mottoes.

 How to Celebrate Buffalo Soldiers Day

The First celebration occurred in 1992. General Colin Powell dedicated a monument in honor of these troops.

Here are some ways you can celebrate:

  • Read a book about them.
  • Research their history online.
  • Make plans to visit the Buffalo Soldiers Museum at the Houston Museum.

Today's Quote: "We first make our habits. Then, our habits make us." - -John Dryden

 History and Origin of Buffalo Soldiers Day

In 1992, Congress passed a law proclaiming July 28 as Buffalo Soldiers Day. In the Congressional proclamation, this holiday was not created as a "National" day. A couple of websites incorrectly refer to it as "National Buffalo Soldiers Day".

Neither the U.S. Congress, nor any President of the United States has proclaimed this holiday to be a true "National" day.

Definition of "National" Days - and why it so important to distinguish and identify true national days.

More About Today:

What happened on this day? This Day in History

Famous July Birthdays

Plant of the Day: Money Tree Pant

Recipe of the Day: Grilled Corn on the Cob

Ecards Send a free Ecard daily for just about any July calendar holiday, occasion, observance or event. Or, just for the fun of it!

Holiday Insights, where every day in July is a holiday, a bizarre or wacky day, an observance, or a special event. Join us in the daily calendar fun each and every day of the year.

Did You Know? There are literally thousands of daily holidays, special events and observances, more than one for every day of the year. Many of these holidays are new. More holidays are being created on a regular basis. July holidays are no exception. At Holiday Insights, we take great efforts to thoroughly research and document the details of each one, as completely and accurately as possible.



Shop For:


Garden Seeds & Supplies

Live Plants  

Seed Trays

Soil Testers

Cell Phones

Clothing - Fashions

Electronic Best Sellers






Garden trees, bushes and shrubs. Nature Hills.




Gardener's Network - home gardening, how to grow flowers, vegetables, and herb plants.

Home | Christmas | Halloween | Thanksgiving | Easter | Fourth of July | St. Patrick's Day |
| Chinese New Years | Labor Day | New Year's | Valentine's Day | Holiday Recipes |

Copyright 2000-2022: Holiday Insights © By Premier Star Company