Navy Day - October 27
Fri, Oct 27, 2023

Navy Day

Navy Day is celebrated in the United States on October 27th. This significant holiday celebrates the naval ranks and honors the heroes of their country.


The first Navy Day was celebrated in 1922, initiated by the US Naval League. The goal was to recognize and honor the efforts of sailors. Until 1949, festive events were held with the participation of ships and feasts in ports. In 1945, President Harry Truman visited the fleet in New York Harbor, making the day even more special.

Later, the date was changed to the third Saturday of May, becoming a common holiday for all military branches, including the Navy. However, non-profit organizations continued to celebrate the date on October 27, despite of the relevant decrees. Historians then declared October 13th as the real date of birth of the US Navy, though the original date is still deeply remembered by many.

Interesting facts

  • The US Navy is the largest and most expensive in the world.
  • It has the largest naval base.
  • When setting the tables on ships, they are dampened so that they stick to the surface.
  • The first nautical chart was created in the 2nd century BC. Thus, for a long time, sailors did not know where they were going. Often, they would release a bird and follow the direction it flew.

How to take part

Show your appreciation for the sailors. While they are away from home, they endure separation from their families in order to protect their country. Write a letter of appreciation to the military or send an e-card. Cook a delicious meal and share it with those who are part of the celebration. Visit any local museums or exhibitions related to the navy. Learn the naval terms and try to use them when talking with your family.

When is Navy Day celebrated in 2023?

Navy Day is observed on October 27 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 27 2023
Sunday October 27 2024
Monday October 27 2025
Tuesday October 27 2026

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