This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in USA. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 21 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day Public holiday

American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year.

February 2 Saturday Groundhog Day Observance

Groundhog Day is a popular tradition based on the superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees his shadow that means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it will be an early Spring.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 18 Monday Presidents' Day Public holiday

Federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732.

March 17 Sunday St. Patrick's Day Observance

Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Observance

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 20 Saturday Holy Saturday Observance

Christian holiday which commemorates the day that Jesus' body lay in the tomb and the Harrowing of Hell. It's the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter.

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Observance

It's the day after Easter Sunday and is a Christian holiday in some countries.

May 5 Sunday Cinco de Mayo Observance

The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

May 27 Monday Memorial Day Public holiday

The federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Observed every year on the last Monday of May.

June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Third Sunday in June in many countries

July 4 Thursday Independence Day Public holiday

Celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence from British rule, also called the Fourth of July or simply "The Fourth".

September 2 Monday Labor Day Public holiday

Public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.

September 11 Wednesday Patriot Day Observance

Observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the people killed in the September 11 attacks of 2001.

October 14 Monday Columbus Day Public holiday

Honors Christopher Columbus, the first European to land in mainland Americas after Leif Erikson. Falls on the second Monday of October.

October 31 Thursday Halloween Observance

The eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, traditionally considered the only day in the year when the spirits of the dead can return to earth. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, divination games, telling scary stories, watching horror films etc.

November 11 Monday Veterans Day Public holiday

Honors all veterans of the United States armed forces. It is observed on November 11 to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918.

November 28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day Public holiday

Traditionally celebrates the giving of thanks for the autumn harvest. Traditionally includes the sharing of a turkey dinner. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November

November 29 Friday Black Friday Observance

The day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in USA in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in USA. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 21 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day Public holiday

American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year.

February 2 Saturday Groundhog Day Observance

Groundhog Day is a popular tradition based on the superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees his shadow that means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it will be an early Spring.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 18 Monday Presidents' Day Public holiday

Federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732.

March 17 Sunday St. Patrick's Day Observance

Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Observance

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 20 Saturday Holy Saturday Observance

Christian holiday which commemorates the day that Jesus' body lay in the tomb and the Harrowing of Hell. It's the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter.

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Observance

It's the day after Easter Sunday and is a Christian holiday in some countries.

May 5 Sunday Cinco de Mayo Observance

The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

May 27 Monday Memorial Day Public holiday

The federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Observed every year on the last Monday of May.

June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Third Sunday in June in many countries

July 4 Thursday Independence Day Public holiday

Celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence from British rule, also called the Fourth of July or simply "The Fourth".

September 2 Monday Labor Day Public holiday

Public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.

September 11 Wednesday Patriot Day Observance

Observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the people killed in the September 11 attacks of 2001.

October 14 Monday Columbus Day Public holiday

Honors Christopher Columbus, the first European to land in mainland Americas after Leif Erikson. Falls on the second Monday of October.

October 31 Thursday Halloween Observance

The eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, traditionally considered the only day in the year when the spirits of the dead can return to earth. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, divination games, telling scary stories, watching horror films etc.

November 11 Monday Veterans Day Public holiday

Honors all veterans of the United States armed forces. It is observed on November 11 to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918.

November 28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day Public holiday

Traditionally celebrates the giving of thanks for the autumn harvest. Traditionally includes the sharing of a turkey dinner. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November

November 29 Friday Black Friday Observance

The day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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