Navy Birthday in the United States
The Navy Birthday is on October 13 and celebrates the establishment of the US Navy in 1775.
On October 13, 1775, the United States Navy was established. The day is celebrated as the birthdate of the American Navy.
The day is mainly celebrated by personnel, veterans, or other people related to the navy. Usually, it is marked with a Navy Birthday Ball with a formal dinner, birthday cake, and entertainment.
The United States Navy originated over 240 years ago as the Continental Navy. The then Continental Congress authorized 2 armed vessels to search for ships supplying the British army with weapons and ammunition during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783).
When the war ended, the Continental Navy was dismantled, but pirate threats to American merchant shipping led President George Washington to establish the Naval Act of 1794, creating a permanent standing US Navy.
US Navy Today
The United States Navy is the naval warfare branch of the US Armed Forces. It has more than 300,000 personnel on active duty and around 100,000 personnel in the Navy Reserve.
Navy Birthday Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Wed||Oct 13||2010||Navy Birthday||Observance|
|Thu||Oct 13||2011||Navy Birthday||Observance|
|Sat||Oct 13||2012||Navy Birthday||Observance|
|Sun||Oct 13||2013||Navy Birthday||Observance|
|Mon||Oct 13||2014||Navy Birthday||Observance|
|Tue||Oct 13||2015||Navy Birthday||Observance|
|Thu||Oct 13||2016||Navy Birthday||Observance|
|Fri||Oct 13||2017||Navy Birthday||Observance|
|Sat||Oct 13||2018||Navy Birthday||Observance|
|Sun||Oct 13||2019||Navy Birthday||Observance|
|Tue||Oct 13||2020||Navy Birthday||Observance|
Quick FactsNavy Birthday celebrates the establishment of the United States Navy on October 13, 1775.
Navy Birthday 2018Saturday, October 13, 2018
Navy Birthday 2019Sunday, October 13, 2019
Name in other languages
|Cumpleaños de la Armada||Spanish|
|יום הולדת של חיל הים||Hebrew|
|عيد ميلاد البحرية||Arabic|
|Geburtstag der Navy||German|
Other holidays in October 2018 in the United States
- Shmini Atzeret – Monday, October 1, 2018
- Simchat Torah – Tuesday, October 2, 2018
- Feast of St Francis of Assisi – Thursday, October 4, 2018
- Columbus Day – Monday, October 8, 2018
- Navaratri – Tuesday, October 9, 2018
- White Cane Safety Day – Monday, October 15, 2018
- Boss's Day – Tuesday, October 16, 2018
- Dussehra – Thursday, October 18, 2018
- Sweetest Day – Saturday, October 20, 2018
- Nevada Day – Friday, October 26, 2018
- Halloween – Wednesday, October 31, 2018