Chase’s Calendar of Events 2024: The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months. 67th ed

Rowman & Littlefield. Oct. 2023. 752p. ISBN 9781636714073. pap. $103. REF
Bursting with useful, fun material that delights, entices, and enlightens, this title, first published in 1957, has evolved well beyond a list of days of significance. This latest edition contains 12,500 entries comprised of special days (Christmas, Mother’s Day, Black Women’s Day, Right To Read Day, World Eel Day), weeks (National Library Week), and months (Women’s History Month, Book Blitz Month, plus the birthdays of notable people (Shirley Chisholm, James Baldwin, Jimmy Carter, Immanuel Kant), historical anniversaries (President Nixon’s resignation, the founding of NATO, the First Continental Congress) international and national observances (covering 196 countries), civic holidays, presidential proclamations, festivals, events, astronomical phenomena (eclipses, equinoxes, moon phases), religious observances (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Baha’i), and a worldwide time zone map. There are also facts about Canada and Mexico, current state governors, U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court justices, major 2022–2023 awards, and calendars (2024–2026; Chinese; perpetual calendar through 2100). There are, however, some surprising omissions, including Public Domain Day and facts about members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The book also includes the URL and password for the user-friendly online companion website, offering multiple access points beyond the basic search.
VERDICT An invaluable resource for trivia fans, planners, media professionals, teachers, and librarians.
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