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Holidays in United States in 2012


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2MondayNew Year's Day observedNational holiday 
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7SaturdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 7SaturdayInternational Programmers' DayWorldwide observance 
Jan 13FridayFriday the 13thWorldwide observance 
Jan 13FridayLee Jackson DayState holidayVirginia
Jan 13FridayStephen Foster Memorial DayObservance 
Jan 14SaturdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 16MondayMartin Luther King DayNational holiday 
Jan 16MondayRobert E Lee's BirthdayState holidayAL, AR, MS
Jan 16MondayIdaho Human Rights DayState holidayIdaho
Jan 16MondayCivil Rights DayState holidayArizona, New Hampshire
Jan 19ThursdayRobert E Lee's BirthdayState holidayFlorida
Jan 19ThursdayConfederate Memorial DayState holidayTexas
Jan 23MondayChinese New YearObservance 
Jan 27FridayInternational Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the HolocaustUnited Nations observance 
Jan 27Fridaye-DayWorldwide observance 
Jan 29SundayKansas DayObservance 
Feb 1WednesdayNational Freedom DayObservance 
Feb 2ThursdayWorld Wetlands DayWorldwide observance 
Feb 2ThursdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 3FridayNational Wear Red DayObservance 
Feb 4SaturdayWorld Cancer DayUnited Nations observance 
Feb 4SaturdayRosa Parks DayLocal observanceCalifornia, Ohio
Feb 5SundayThe Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
Feb 5SundayWorld Leprosy DayWorldwide observance 
Feb 6MondayInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital MutilationUnited Nations observance 
Feb 7Tuesdaye-DayWorldwide observance 
Feb 8WednesdayTu Bishvat/Tu B'ShevatJewish holiday 
Feb 12SundayLincoln's BirthdayState holidayCT, IL, MO, NJ, NY
Feb 13MondayWorld Radio DayUnited Nations observance 
Feb 13MondayLincoln's Birthday observedState holidayCT, IL, MO, NJ, NY
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15WednesdaySusan B Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceFL, NY, WI
Feb 20MondayWorld Day of Social JusticeUnited Nations observance 
Feb 20MondayPresidents' Day (Washington's Birthday)National holiday 
Feb 20MondayDaisy Gatson Bates DayState holidayArkansas
Feb 21TuesdayInternational Mother Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Feb 21TuesdayShrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasObservance 
Feb 21TuesdayShrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasState holidayAlabama, Louisiana
Feb 22WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 29WednesdayLeap DayWorldwide observance 
Mar 1ThursdaySelf-injury Awareness DayWorldwide observance 
Mar 1ThursdaySt. David's DayObservance 
Mar 2FridayTexas Independence DayState holidayTexas
Mar 2FridayRead Across America DayObservance 
Mar 2FridayEmployee Appreciation DayObservance 
Mar 5MondayCasimir Pulaski DayState holidayIllinois
Mar 6TuesdayTown Meeting Day VermontState holiday 
Mar 8ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 8ThursdayInternational Women's DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 8ThursdayWorld Kidney DayWorldwide observance 
Mar 11SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 14WednesdayPi DayWorldwide observance 
Mar 16FridayEvacuation Day observedState holidayMassachusetts
Mar 17SaturdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 17SaturdayEvacuation DayState holidayMassachusetts
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21WednesdayInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationUnited Nations observance 
Mar 21WednesdayWorld Poetry DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 21WednesdayInternational Day of NowruzUnited Nations observance 
Mar 21WednesdayWorld Down Syndrome DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 22ThursdayWorld Water DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 23FridayWorld Meteorological DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 24SaturdayWorld Tuberculosis DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 24SaturdayInternational Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
Mar 25SundayInternational Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave TradeUnited Nations observance 
Mar 25SundayInternational Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff MembersUnited Nations observance 
Mar 25SundayMaryland DayLocal observanceMaryland
Mar 26MondayMaryland Day observedLocal observanceMaryland
Mar 26MondayPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole DayState holidayHawaii
Mar 26MondaySeward's DayState holidayAlaska
Mar 31SaturdayEarth HourWorldwide observance 
Mar 31SaturdayCésar Chávez DayState holidayCA, CO*, TX*
Apr 1SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 1SundayApril Fool's DayWorldwide observance 
Apr 2MondayWorld Autism Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 2MondayPascua Florida DayLocal observanceFlorida
Apr 4WednesdayUnited Nations' Mine Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 5ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 6FridayGood FridayState holiday13 states
Apr 6FridayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 7SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 7SaturdayPassover (first day)Jewish holiday 
Apr 7SaturdayUnited Nations' World Health DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 7SaturdayDay of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda GenocideUnited Nations observance 
Apr 8SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 9MondayEaster MondayChristian 
Apr 12ThursdayInternational Day of Human Space FlightUnited Nations observance 
Apr 13FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 13FridayFriday the 13thWorldwide observance 
Apr 14SaturdayLast Day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 14SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 15SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 15SundayFather Damien DayLocal observanceHawaii
Apr 16MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 16MondayEmancipation DayState holidayDistrict of Columbia
Apr 16MondayPatriot's DayState holidayMaine, Massachusetts
Apr 17TuesdayTax DayObservance 
Apr 17TuesdayNational Library Workers' DayObservance 
Apr 18WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
Apr 20FridayChinese Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 20FridayGlobal Youth Service DayWorldwide observance 
Apr 21SaturdaySan Jacinto DayState holidayTexas
Apr 22SundayEarth DayWorldwide observance 
Apr 22SundayOklahoma DayLocal observanceOklahoma
Apr 23MondayWorld Book and Copyright DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 23MondayEnglish Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 23MondayConfederate Memorial DayState holidayAL, FL, GA
Apr 25WednesdayWorld Malaria DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 25WednesdayAdministrative Professionals DayObservance 
Apr 26ThursdayYom Ha'atzmautJewish holiday 
Apr 26ThursdayWorld Intellectual Property DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 27FridayArbor DayState holidayNebraska
Apr 28SaturdayWorld Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance 
Apr 29SundayDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
Apr 30MondayInternational Jazz DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 30MondayConfederate Memorial DayState holidayMississippi
May 1TuesdayLaw DayObservance 
May 1TuesdayLoyalty DayObservance 
May 3ThursdayWorld Press Freedom DayUnited Nations observance 
May 3ThursdayNational Day of PrayerObservance 
May 4FridayRhode Island Independence DayLocal observanceRhode Island
May 5SaturdayCinco de MayoObservance 
May 5SaturdayNational Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 
May 6SundayDay of VesakUnited Nations observance 
May 6SundayNational Nurses DayObservance 
May 8TuesdayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World WarUnited Nations observance 
May 8TuesdayTruman DayState holidayMissouri
May 8TuesdayPrimary Election Day IndianaState holidayIndiana
May 8TuesdayPrimary Election Day West VirginiaState holidayWest Virginia
May 10ThursdayLag BaOmerJewish holiday 
May 10ThursdayConfederate Memorial DayState holidayNorth Carolina, South Carolina
May 12SaturdayWorld Migratory Bird DayUnited Nations observance 
May 13SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 15TuesdayInternational Day of FamiliesUnited Nations observance 
May 15TuesdayPeace Officers Memorial DayObservance 
May 17ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 17ThursdayWorld Information Society DayUnited Nations observance 
May 18FridayNational Defense Transportation DayObservance 
May 19SaturdayArmed Forces DayObservance 
May 20SundayWorld Autoimmune Arthritis DayWorldwide observance 
May 21MondayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
May 22TuesdayInternational Day for Biological DiversityUnited Nations observance 
May 22TuesdayNational Maritime DayObservance 
May 22TuesdayHarvey Milk DayLocal observanceCalifornia
May 23WednesdayEmergency Medical Services for Children DayObservance 
May 25FridayAfrican Liberation DayWorldwide observance 
May 25FridayTowel DayWorldwide observance 
May 25FridayNational Missing Children's DayObservance 
May 27SundayPentecostChristian 
May 27SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 28MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 28MondayMemorial DayNational holiday 
May 28MondayJefferson Davis BirthdayLocal observanceMississippi
May 29TuesdayInternational Day of United Nations PeacekeepersUnited Nations observance 
May 31ThursdayWorld No Tobacco DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 1FridayStatehood DayLocal observanceKentucky, Tennessee
Jun 3SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 3SundayJefferson Davis BirthdayLocal observanceFlorida
Jun 4MondayInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
Jun 4MondayJefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
Jun 5TuesdayWorld Environment DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 6WednesdayD-DayObservance 
Jun 7ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 8FridayWorld Oceans DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 11MondayKamehameha DayState holidayHawaii
Jun 12TuesdayWorld Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
Jun 14ThursdayWorld Blood Donor DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 14ThursdayFlag DayObservance 
Jun 15FridayWorld Elder Abuse Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 17SundayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jun 17SundayWorld Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtUnited Nations observance 
Jun 17SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Jun 17SundayBunker Hill DayState holidayMassachusetts
Jun 18MondayBunker Hill Day observedState holidayMassachusetts
Jun 19TuesdayJuneteenthLocal observanceAll except Am. Samoa, AZ, HI, MD, MP, MT, ND, NH, SD, UT, Virg. Is., Wake Is.
Jun 19TuesdayEmancipation DayState holidayTexas
Jun 20WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 20WednesdayWorld Refugee DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 20WednesdayWest Virginia DayState holidayWest Virginia
Jun 23SaturdayPublic Service DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 23SaturdayInternational Widows' DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 25MondayDay of the SeafarerUnited Nations observance 
Jun 26TuesdayInternational Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingUnited Nations observance 
Jun 26TuesdayInternational Day in Support of Victims of TortureUnited Nations observance 
Jul 4WednesdayIndependence DayNational holiday 
Jul 7SaturdayInternational Day of CooperativesUnited Nations observance 
Jul 11WednesdayWorld Population DayUnited Nations observance 
Jul 13FridayFriday the 13thWorldwide observance 
Jul 18WednesdayNelson Mandela DayUnited Nations observance 
Jul 20FridayRamadan startsMuslim 
Jul 22SundayPi Approximation DayWorldwide observance 
Jul 22SundayParents' DayObservance 
Jul 24TuesdayPioneer DayState holidayUtah
Jul 28SaturdayWorld Hepatitis DayUnited Nations observance 
Jul 29SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Jul 30MondayInternational Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
Aug 1WednesdayColorado DayLocal observanceColorado
Aug 9ThursdayInternational Day of the World's Indigenous PeopleUnited Nations observance 
Aug 12SundayInternational Youth DayUnited Nations observance 
Aug 13MondayVictory DayState holidayRhode Island
Aug 14TuesdayLailat al-QadrMuslim 
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 16ThursdayBennington Battle DayState holidayVermont
Aug 17FridayStatehood Day in HawaiiState holidayHawaii
Aug 19SundayEid al-FitrMuslim 
Aug 19SundayWorld Humanitarian DayUnited Nations observance 
Aug 19SundayNational Aviation DayObservance 
Aug 21TuesdaySenior Citizens DayObservance 
Aug 23ThursdayInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its AbolitionUnited Nations observance 
Aug 26SundayWomen's Equality DayObservance 
Aug 27MondayLyndon Baines Johnson DayState holidayTexas
Aug 29WednesdayInternational Day against Nuclear TestsUnited Nations observance 
Aug 30ThursdayInternational Day of the Victims of Enforced DisappearancesUnited Nations observance 
Aug 31FridayInternational Overdose Awareness DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 3MondayLabor DayNational holiday 
Sep 8SaturdayInternational Literacy DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 8SaturdayCarl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup DayObservance 
Sep 9SundayNational Grandparents DayObservance 
Sep 9SundayCalifornia Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
Sep 10MondayWorld Suicide Prevention DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 11TuesdayPatriot DayObservance 
Sep 12WednesdayInternational Day for South-South CooperationUnited Nations observance 
Sep 12WednesdayInternational Programmers' DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 15SaturdayInternational Day of DemocracyUnited Nations observance 
Sep 16SundayInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone LayerUnited Nations observance 
Sep 17MondayRosh HashanaState holidayTexas
Sep 17MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 17MondayConstitution Day and Citizenship DayObservance 
Sep 19WednesdayInternational Talk Like a Pirate DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 21FridayInternational Day of PeaceUnited Nations observance 
Sep 21FridayNational POW/MIA Recognition DayObservance 
Sep 22SaturdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 22SaturdayEmancipation DayLocal observanceOhio
Sep 23SundayInternational Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 26WednesdayYom KippurState holidayTexas
Sep 26WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 27ThursdayWorld Maritime DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 27ThursdayWorld Tourism DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 28FridayWorld Rabies DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 28FridayNative Americans' DayLocal observanceCalifornia
Sep 30SundayWorld Heart DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 30SundayGold Star Mother's DayObservance 
Oct 1MondayFirst Day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 1MondayInternational Day of Older PersonsUnited Nations observance 
Oct 1MondayWorld Habitat DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 1MondayChild Health DayObservance 
Oct 2TuesdayInternational Day of Non-ViolenceUnited Nations observance 
Oct 3WednesdayWorld Cerebral Palsy DayWorldwide observance 
Oct 4ThursdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 5FridayWorld Teachers' DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 7SundayLast Day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 8MondayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 8MondayColumbus DayNational holidayAll except AK, AR, CA, DE, FL, HI, MI, NV, OR, SD, TX, WA
Oct 8MondayNative Americans' DayLocal observanceSouth Dakota
Oct 8MondayIndigenous People's DayLocal observanceCalifornia
Oct 9TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 9TuesdayWorld Post DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 9TuesdayLeif Erikson DayObservance 
Oct 10WednesdayInternational Day for Natural Disaster ReductionUnited Nations observance 
Oct 10WednesdayWorld Mental Health DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 11ThursdayWorld Sight DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 11ThursdayInternational Day of the Girl ChildUnited Nations observance 
Oct 15MondayInternational Day of Rural WomenUnited Nations observance 
Oct 15MondayWhite Cane Safety DayObservance 
Oct 16TuesdayWorld Food DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 16TuesdayBoss's DayObservance 
Oct 17WednesdayInternational Day for the Eradication of PovertyUnited Nations observance 
Oct 18ThursdayAlaska DayState holidayAlaska
Oct 24WednesdayUnited Nations DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 24WednesdayWorld Development Information DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 26FridayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Oct 26FridayNevada DayState holidayNevada
Oct 27SaturdayWorld Day for Audiovisual HeritageUnited Nations observance 
Oct 29MondayWorld Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2FridayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 4SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 6TuesdayInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictUnited Nations observance 
Nov 6TuesdayElection DayState holiday12 states
Nov 6TuesdayElection DayObservance 
Nov 8ThursdayReturn Day DelawareState holidayDelaware
Nov 10SaturdayWorld Science Day for Peace and DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
Nov 11SundayVeterans DayNational holiday 
Nov 12MondayWorld Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 12MondayVeterans Day observedNational holiday 
Nov 13TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 14WednesdayWorld Diabetes DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 15ThursdayMuharramMuslim 
Nov 15ThursdayWorld Philosophy DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 16FridayInternational Day for ToleranceUnited Nations observance 
Nov 16FridayWorld Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 17SaturdayWorld Prematurity DayWorldwide observance 
Nov 18SundayWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsUnited Nations observance 
Nov 19MondayInternational Men's DayWorldwide observance 
Nov 20TuesdayUniversal Children's DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 20TuesdayAfrica Industrialization DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 21WednesdayWorld Television DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 22ThursdayThanksgiving DayNational holiday 
Nov 23FridayPresidents' DayState holidayNew Mexico
Nov 23FridayLincoln's Birthday/Lincoln's DayState holidayIndiana, West Virginia
Nov 23FridayBlack FridayState holiday24 states
Nov 23FridayAmerican Indian Heritage DayState holidayMaryland
Nov 25SundayInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenUnited Nations observance 
Nov 25SundayRobert E Lee's BirthdayState holidayGeorgia
Nov 26MondayCyber MondayObservance 
Nov 29ThursdayInternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
Dec 1SaturdayWorld AIDS DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday of AdventChristian 
Dec 2SundayInternational Day for the Abolition of SlaveryUnited Nations observance 
Dec 3MondayInternational Day of Persons with DisabilitiesUnited Nations observance 
Dec 5WednesdayInternational Volunteer Day for Economic and Social DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
Dec 5WednesdayWorld Soil DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 6ThursdaySt Nicholas' DayObservance 
Dec 7FridayInternational Civil Aviation DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 7FridayPearl Harbor Remembrance DayObservance 
Dec 8SaturdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 9SundayChanukah/Hanukkah (first day)Jewish holiday 
Dec 9SundayInternational Anti-Corruption DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 10MondayHuman Rights DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 11TuesdayInternational Mountain DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 12WednesdayFeast of Our Lady of GuadalupeObservance 
Dec 16SundayLast Day of ChanukahJewish holiday 
Dec 17MondayPan American Aviation DayObservance 
Dec 17MondayWright Brothers DayObservance 
Dec 18TuesdayInternational Migrants DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 18TuesdayArabic Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 20ThursdayInternational Human Solidarity DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveState holidayOK, TX, WI
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance, Christian 
Dec 24MondayWashington's BirthdayState holidayIndiana
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26WednesdayKwanzaa (until Jan 1)Observance 
Dec 26WednesdayDay After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveState holidayWisconsin
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 
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