Home > Calendar > Holidays > United States > National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day

National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day in United States

Quick Facts

National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day is an occasion to remember those serving the profession of explosive ordnance disposal in the United States Armed Forces.

Local names

NameLanguage
National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayEnglish
Día Nacional de la disposición de artillería explosivaSpanish
יום סילוק פצצות לאומיHebrew
يوم وطني التخلص من الذخائر المتفجرةArabic
국립 폭발물 처리의 날Korean
National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayGerman

National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015
List of dates for other years

National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day is a United States (U.S.) observance held on the first Saturday in May. It honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have risked their lives in disposing explosives.

A Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV) navigates over rough terrain.

©thinkstockphoto.com

Observe National EOD Day

Various organizations, community groups, and individuals throughout the U.S. take the time on the first Saturday of May to commemorate National EOD Day. Some groups organize prayer services and special events to remember and thank EOD professionals who risk their lives, or have lost their lives, or were injured doing their job.

Public life

National EOD Day is an observance and not a public holiday in the United States.

About National EOD Day

EOD technicians are specially trained to deal with disarming and disposing high explosive devices and other types of ordnance, including nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. National EOD Day was created to recognize EOD professionals and the work they do to protect people from harm.

National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
SatMay 72011National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 
SatMay 52012National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 
SatMay 42013National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 
SatMay 32014National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 
SatMay 22015National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 
SatMay 72016National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 
SatMay 62017National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 
SatMay 52018National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 
SatMay 42019National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 
SatMay 22020National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 

Other holidays in May 2014 in United States

Advertising

Other calendars

Related links