Thomas Jefferson's Birthday in the United States
The birthday of Thomas Jefferson, who was the United States' third president, is an annual national legal observance on April 13 . He was the principal author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and is known as one of the country's founding fathers.
Celebrate Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday celebrations are coordinated by community groups, organizations and venues dedicated to the president, such as the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center at Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Public ceremonies, leadership awards, educational games for kids and other activities are held on this day.
Presidents' Day also honors Jefferson, fellow president George Washington, and other U.S. presidents.
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday is a national legal observance in the U.S.
About Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia, on April 13, 1743. He played a key role in shaping American politics and drafted the United States' Declaration of Independence. He was the nation's first secretary of state, second vice-president, and third president. He was strongly against oppressive governments and believed in freedom of speech and religion. He died at Monticello, Virginia, on July 4, 1826.
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Sun||Apr 13||2014||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Mon||Apr 13||2015||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Wed||Apr 13||2016||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Thu||Apr 13||2017||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Fri||Apr 13||2018||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Sat||Apr 13||2019||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Mon||Apr 13||2020||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
Quick FactsAmericans celebrate president Thomas Jefferson's Birthday on April 13.
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday 2016Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday 2017Thursday, April 13, 2017
Name in other languages
|Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||English|
|Natalicio de Thomas Jefferson||Spanish|
|יום הולדתו של תומס ג'פרסון||Hebrew|
|عيد ميلاد توماس جيفرسون||Arabic|
|토머스 제퍼슨의 생일||Korean|
|Thomas Jeffersons fødselsdag||Norwegian|
|Geburtstag von Thomas Jefferson||German|
- Presidents' Day – Monday, February 15, 2016
Other holidays in April 2016 in the United States
- Pascua Florida Day – Friday, April 1, 2016
- Pascua Florida Day – Saturday, April 2, 2016
- National Tartan Day – Wednesday, April 6, 2016
- National Library Workers' Day – Tuesday, April 12, 2016
- Father Damien Day – Friday, April 15, 2016
- Emancipation Day – Saturday, April 16, 2016
- Tax Day – Monday, April 18, 2016
- San Jacinto Day – Thursday, April 21, 2016
- Oklahoma Day – Friday, April 22, 2016
- Passover (first day) – Saturday, April 23, 2016
- Confederate Memorial Day – Monday, April 25, 2016
- State Holiday – Tuesday, April 26, 2016
- Administrative Professionals Day – Wednesday, April 27, 2016
- Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day – Thursday, April 28, 2016
- Orthodox Good Friday – Friday, April 29, 2016
- Last Day of Passover – Saturday, April 30, 2016