February 6, 2018
National Lame Duck Day
Lame duck refers to an official's final period of office, after the election of a successor. National Lame Duck Day recognizes the ratification of the 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution also known as the Lame Duck Amendment. The 20th amendment moved the beginning and ending of the terms of the president and vice president from March 4 to January 20, and of members of Congress from March 4 to January 3.
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Female genital mutilation, comprising all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons, is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. The United Nations General Assembly declared February 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation to raise awareness and take concrete actions against female genital mutilations.