The International Supreme Council Statute state: "The following days are fixed as special ceremonial days, and their observance is obligatory for all members of DeMolay unless prevented by unavoidable circumstances." Seven such days are listed: Devotional Day, Patriots' Day, DeMolay Day of Comfort, Educational Day, Parents' Day, My Government Day, and Frank S. Land Memorial Day. Sometimes an Executive Officer will establish a different month or day for an obligatory observance, so it will fit better into local and jurisdictional customs. This is permissible under ISC Statutes. The following are descriptions of each Obligatory Day with suggestions for related activities.
Executive Officer Changes to dates
February Patriots' Day 18 March Devotional Day May June Parents' Day September Educational Day 3 October Government Day 8 November Frank S. Land Memorial Day November- December Day of Comfort
On the Sunday nearest to March 18, it is the duty of Chapter members to attend church or synagogue/temple as a group at which a special service has been arranged. The religious creed of a DeMolay is his own, and he is encouraged to follow its teachings. Experience shows that many clergy enthusiastically cooperate with DeMolay in arranging a program suitable for this day. The sponsoring body may appreciate being invited to participate in the observance. For example, DeMolays and Masons might meet at the Masonic Temple or another convenient place and proceed in a body to the church.
Because the home and love of parents are essential to building good citizens, DeMolays should give special emphasis to Parents' Day, which is observed on a day between May 1 and June 21. It's the duty of every DeMolay to give to his parents some memento or perform some act that shows appreciation for all that his parents have done and are doing for him. It's also the duty of each Chapter to invite parents to a special meeting where they are suitably recognized.
On Educational Day, a day convenient to the Chapter in September, it's the duty of each Chapter to arrange a program emphasizing the value of an education, and the fact that we see the public schools as a particular bulwark of our liberty. The public schools are considered the foundation of democracy.
My Government Day
Observed during the month of October near the 3rd, My Government Day is designed to explain the government of the country, state, province or community in which the Chapter is located.