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"The Great Hunger" in Ireland - 2019

Event Date

Sunday, March 17, 2019 (All day)
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Event Description

"The Great Hunger" in Ireland from 1845 to 1850, also known as the Great Famine or Irish Potato Famine, is considered by many to be the most tragic event in Irish history. When an observance day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it should be observed on the preceding Friday or the following Monday.

Enacted April 20, 2004, from the 2003 Laws of Wisconsin, Act 305.

More information and educational resources are available on the Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Education Observance Days website.