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Day After Christmas Day in United States

Quick Facts

Some states in the United States observe the Day after Christmas Day as a public holiday.

Local names

NameLanguage
Day After Christmas DayEnglish
Día después de la NavidadSpanish
יום שני של חג המולדHebrew
يوم الصناديقArabic
크리스마스 다음 날Korean
Tag nach WeihnachtenGerman

Alternative name

Boxing Day

Day After Christmas Day 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Day After Christmas Day 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015
List of dates for other years

The Day after Christmas Day occurs during the Christmas vacation period for most schools in the United States and is a public holiday in some states on December 26.

Christmas tree section on white.

The Christmas holiday extends to December 26 for some Americans.

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Celebrate the Day after Christmas Day

Most families take extended time off on December 26, as most schools are closed. People living in states that observe it as a state holiday have the day off work. Kwanzaa is another popular American observance post-Christmas.

Public life

The Day after Christmas is a public holiday in some states, including Kansas, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. Government offices, educational institutions and many businesses are usually closed in these states.

About the Day after Christmas Day

December 26 follows from Christmas Day, which is when most Christians in the U.S. celebrate the birth of Jesus, whom they believe is the son of God. Christmas is often combined with customs from pre-Christian winter celebrations. The Bible does not give a precise date for the birth of Jesus. It is also unclear when December 25 became associated with the birth of Jesus, although it may have been around two hundred years after his birth.

Day After Christmas Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
WedDec 261990Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
ThuDec 261991Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
SatDec 261992Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
SunDec 261993Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
MonDec 261994Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
TueDec 261995Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
ThuDec 261996Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
FriDec 261997Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
SatDec 261998Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
SunDec 261999Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
TueDec 262000Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
WedDec 262001Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
ThuDec 262002Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
FriDec 262003Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
SunDec 262004Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
MonDec 262005Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
TueDec 262006Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
WedDec 262007Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
FriDec 262008Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
SatDec 262009Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
SunDec 262010Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
MonDec 262011Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
WedDec 262012Day After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
ThuDec 262013Day After Christmas DayState holidayKS, NC, NH, SC, TX
FriDec 262014Day After Christmas DayState holidayKS, KY, NC, NC, NH, SC, TX, VA
SatDec 262015Day After Christmas DayState holidayKS, KY, NC, NH, SC, TX
MonDec 262016Day After Christmas DayState holidayKS, KY, NC, NC, NH, SC, TX
TueDec 262017Day After Christmas DayState holidayKS, KY, NC, NC, NH, SC, TX
WedDec 262018Day After Christmas DayState holidayKS, KY, NC, NC, NH, SC, TX
ThuDec 262019Day After Christmas DayState holidayKS, KY, NC, NC, NH, SC, TX
SatDec 262020Day After Christmas DayState holidayKS, KY, NC, NC, NH, SC, TX

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