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Holidays in United States in 2008

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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayFederal Holiday 
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7MondayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 7MondayInternational Programmers' DayWorldwide observance 
Jan 10ThursdayMuharramMuslim 
Jan 13SundayStephen Foster Memorial DayObservance 
Jan 14MondayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 18FridayLee Jackson DayState holidayVirginia
Jan 19SaturdayRobert E Lee's BirthdayState holidayFlorida
Jan 19SaturdayState HolidayState holidayTexas
Jan 21MondayMartin Luther King Jr. DayFederal Holiday 
Jan 21MondayRobert E Lee's BirthdayState holidayAL, AR, GA
Jan 21MondayState HolidayState holidayMississippi
Jan 21MondayIdaho Human Rights DayState holidayIdaho
Jan 21MondayCivil Rights DayState holidayArizona, New Hampshire
Jan 22TuesdayTu Bishvat/Tu B'ShevatJewish holiday 
Jan 27SundayInternational Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the HolocaustUnited Nations observance 
Jan 27SundayWorld Leprosy DayWorldwide observance 
Jan 29TuesdayKansas DayObservance 
Feb 1FridayNational Freedom DayObservance 
Feb 1FridayNational Wear Red DayObservance 
Feb 2SaturdayWorld Wetlands DayWorldwide observance 
Feb 2SaturdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 4MondayWorld Cancer DayUnited Nations observance 
Feb 4MondayRosa Parks DayLocal observanceOhio
Feb 5TuesdayShrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasState holidayAlabama, Louisiana
Feb 5TuesdayShrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasObservance 
Feb 6WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 6WednesdayInternational Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital MutilationUnited Nations observance 
Feb 7ThursdayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 12TuesdayLincoln's BirthdayState holidayCA, CT, IL, MO, NJ, NY
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 14ThursdayStatehood Day in ArizonaLocal observanceArizona
Feb 15FridaySusan B Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceNew York, Wisconsin
Feb 16SaturdayElizabeth Peratrovich DayLocal observanceAlaska
Feb 18MondayPresidents' DayFederal Holiday 
Feb 18MondayDaisy Gatson Bates DayState holidayArkansas
Feb 21ThursdayInternational Mother Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Feb 28ThursdayLinus Pauling DayLocal observanceOregon
Feb 29FridayLeap DayWorldwide observance 
Mar 1SaturdaySt. David's DayObservance 
Mar 2SundayTexas Independence DayState holidayTexas
Mar 3MondayCasimir Pulaski DayState holidayIllinois
Mar 3MondayRead Across America DayObservance 
Mar 4TuesdayTown Meeting Day VermontState holiday 
Mar 5WednesdayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday 
Mar 7FridayEmployee Appreciation DayObservance 
Mar 8SaturdayInternational Women's DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 9SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 13ThursdayWorld Kidney DayWorldwide observance 
Mar 15SaturdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 16SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 17MondayEvacuation DayState holidayMassachusetts
Mar 20ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 20ThursdayThe Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
Mar 20ThursdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21FridayHoliHindu Holiday 
Mar 21FridayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 21FridayInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationUnited Nations observance 
Mar 21FridayWorld Poetry DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 21FridayGood FridayState holiday13 states
Mar 22SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Mar 22SaturdayWorld Water DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 23SundayWorld Meteorological DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 23SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 24MondayWorld Tuberculosis DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 24MondayEaster MondayChristian 
Mar 25TuesdayInternational Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave TradeUnited Nations observance 
Mar 25TuesdayInternational Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff MembersUnited Nations observance 
Mar 25TuesdayMaryland DayLocal observanceMaryland
Mar 26WednesdayPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole DayState holidayHawaii
Mar 29SaturdayEarth HourWorldwide observance 
Mar 31MondaySeward's DayState holidayAlaska
Mar 31MondayCésar Chávez DayState holidayCA, CO*, TX*
Apr 1TuesdayApril Fool's DayWorldwide observance 
Apr 2WednesdayWorld Autism Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 2WednesdayPascua Florida DayLocal observanceFlorida
Apr 4FridayUnited Nations' Mine Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 6SundayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 7MondayUnited Nations' World Health DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 7MondayDay of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda GenocideUnited Nations observance 
Apr 8TuesdayNational Library Workers' DayObservance 
Apr 15TuesdayTax DayObservance 
Apr 15TuesdayFather Damien DayLocal observanceHawaii
Apr 16WednesdayEmancipation DayState holidayDistrict of Columbia
Apr 20SundayPassover (first day)Jewish holiday 
Apr 21MondayPatriot's DayState holidayMaine, Massachusetts
Apr 21MondaySan Jacinto DayState holidayTexas
Apr 22TuesdayEarth DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 22TuesdayOklahoma DayLocal observanceOklahoma
Apr 23WednesdayWorld Book and Copyright DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 23WednesdayAdministrative Professionals DayObservance 
Apr 24ThursdayTake our Daughters and Sons to Work DayObservance 
Apr 25FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 25FridayWorld Malaria DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 25FridayArbor DayState holidayNebraska
Apr 26SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 26SaturdayWorld Intellectual Property DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 27SundayLast Day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 27SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 28MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 28MondayWorld Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance 
Apr 28MondayConfederate Memorial DayState holidayAL, FL, GA
Apr 28MondayState HolidayState holidayMississippi
May 1ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 1ThursdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
May 1ThursdayLaw DayObservance 
May 1ThursdayLoyalty DayObservance 
May 1ThursdayNational Day of PrayerObservance 
May 1ThursdayLei DayLocal observanceHawaii
May 3SaturdayWorld Press Freedom DayUnited Nations observance 
May 4SundayKent State Shootings RemembranceLocal observanceOhio
May 4SundayRhode Island Independence DayLocal observanceRhode Island
May 5MondayCinco de MayoObservance 
May 6TuesdayNational Nurses DayObservance 
May 6TuesdayPrimary Election Day IndianaState holidayIndiana
May 8ThursdayYom Ha'atzmautJewish holiday 
May 8ThursdayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World WarUnited Nations observance 
May 8ThursdayTruman DayState holidayMissouri
May 9FridayState Holiday observedState holidaySouth Carolina
May 10SaturdayWorld Migratory Bird DayUnited Nations observance 
May 10SaturdayConfederate Memorial DayState holidayNorth Carolina
May 10SaturdayState HolidayState holidaySouth Carolina
May 11SundayPentecostChristian 
May 11SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 12MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 13TuesdayPrimary Election Day West VirginiaState holidayWest Virginia
May 15ThursdayInternational Day of FamiliesUnited Nations observance 
May 15ThursdayPeace Officers Memorial DayObservance 
May 16FridayNational Defense Transportation DayObservance 
May 17SaturdayWorld Information Society DayUnited Nations observance 
May 17SaturdayArmed Forces DayObservance 
May 18SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 20TuesdayDay of VesakUnited Nations observance 
May 21WednesdayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
May 22ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
May 22ThursdayInternational Day for Biological DiversityUnited Nations observance 
May 22ThursdayNational Maritime DayObservance 
May 23FridayLag BaOmerJewish holiday 
May 25SundayAfrican Liberation DayWorldwide observance 
May 25SundayNational Missing Children's DayObservance 
May 26MondayMemorial DayFederal Holiday 
May 26MondayJefferson Davis BirthdayLocal observanceMississippi
May 29ThursdayInternational Day of United Nations PeacekeepersUnited Nations observance 
May 31SaturdayWorld No Tobacco DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 1SundayStatehood DayLocal observanceKentucky, Tennessee
Jun 2MondayJefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
Jun 3TuesdayJefferson Davis BirthdayLocal observanceFlorida
Jun 4WednesdayInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
Jun 5ThursdayWorld Environment DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 6FridayD-DayObservance 
Jun 9MondayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 11WednesdayKamehameha DayState holidayHawaii
Jun 14SaturdayArmy BirthdayObservance 
Jun 14SaturdayFlag DayObservance 
Jun 15SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 17TuesdayWorld Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtUnited Nations observance 
Jun 17TuesdayBunker Hill DayState holidayMassachusetts
Jun 19ThursdayJuneteenthLocal observanceAll except AZ, HI, MD, MP, MT, ND, NH, SD, TX, UT
Jun 19ThursdayEmancipation DayState holidayTexas
Jun 20FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 20FridayWorld Refugee DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 20FridayWest Virginia DayState holidayWest Virginia
Jun 20FridayAmerican Eagle DayObservance 
Jun 23MondayPublic Service DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 26ThursdayInternational Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingUnited Nations observance 
Jun 26ThursdayInternational Day in Support of Victims of TortureUnited Nations observance 
Jul 4FridayIndependence DayFederal Holiday 
Jul 5SaturdayInternational Day of CooperativesUnited Nations observance 
Jul 11FridayWorld Population DayUnited Nations observance 
Jul 24ThursdayPioneer DayState holidayUtah
Jul 27SundayParents' DayObservance 
Jul 27SundayNational Korean War Veterans Armistice DayObservance 
Jul 31ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Aug 1FridayColorado DayLocal observanceColorado
Aug 4MondayCoast Guard BirthdayObservance 
Aug 7ThursdayPurple Heart DayObservance 
Aug 9SaturdayInternational Day of the World's Indigenous PeopleUnited Nations observance 
Aug 10SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 11MondayVictory DayState holidayRhode Island
Aug 12TuesdayInternational Youth DayUnited Nations observance 
Aug 15FridayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 15FridayStatehood Day in HawaiiState holidayHawaii
Aug 15FridayBennington Battle Day observedState holidayVermont
Aug 16SaturdayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday 
Aug 16SaturdayBennington Battle DayState holidayVermont
Aug 19TuesdayNational Aviation DayObservance 
Aug 21ThursdaySenior Citizens DayObservance 
Aug 23SaturdayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday 
Aug 23SaturdayInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its AbolitionUnited Nations observance 
Aug 26TuesdayWomen's Equality DayObservance 
Aug 27WednesdayLyndon Baines Johnson DayState holidayTexas
Aug 31SundayInternational Overdose Awareness DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 1MondayLabor DayFederal Holiday 
Sep 2TuesdayRamadan startsMuslim 
Sep 3WednesdayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday 
Sep 6SaturdayCarl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup DayObservance 
Sep 7SundayNational Grandparents DayObservance 
Sep 8MondayInternational Literacy DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 9TuesdayCalifornia Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
Sep 10WednesdayWorld Suicide Prevention DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 11ThursdayPatriot DayObservance 
Sep 15MondayInternational Day of DemocracyUnited Nations observance 
Sep 16TuesdayInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone LayerUnited Nations observance 
Sep 17WednesdayConstitution Day and Citizenship DayObservance 
Sep 18ThursdayAir Force BirthdayObservance 
Sep 19FridayNational POW/MIA Recognition DayObservance 
Sep 21SundayInternational Day of PeaceUnited Nations observance 
Sep 22MondaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 22MondayEmancipation DayLocal observanceOhio
Sep 23TuesdayInternational Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 25ThursdayWorld Maritime DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 26FridayNative Americans' DayLocal observanceCalifornia
Sep 27SaturdayLailat al-QadrMuslim 
Sep 27SaturdayWorld Tourism DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 28SundayWorld Rabies DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 28SundayWorld Heart DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 28SundayGold Star Mother's DayObservance 
Sep 29MondayNavaratriHindu Holiday 
Sep 30TuesdayRosh HashanaState holidayTexas
Sep 30TuesdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 1WednesdayInternational Day of Older PersonsUnited Nations observance 
Oct 1WednesdayWorld Vegetarian DayWorldwide observance 
Oct 2ThursdayEid al-FitrMuslim 
Oct 2ThursdayInternational Day of Non-ViolenceUnited Nations observance 
Oct 4SaturdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 5SundayWorld Teachers' DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 6MondayWorld Habitat DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 6MondayChild Health DayObservance 
Oct 8WednesdayInternational Day for Natural Disaster ReductionUnited Nations observance 
Oct 9ThursdayYom KippurState holidayTexas
Oct 9ThursdayDussehraHindu Holiday 
Oct 9ThursdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 9ThursdayWorld Post DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 9ThursdayWorld Sight DayWorldwide observance 
Oct 9ThursdayLeif Erikson DayObservance 
Oct 10FridayWorld Mental Health DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 13MondayNavy BirthdayObservance 
Oct 13MondayColumbus DayFederal HolidayAll except AK, AR, HI, MI, NV
Oct 13MondayNative Americans' DayLocal observanceSouth Dakota
Oct 13MondayIndigenous People's DayLocal observanceCalifornia
Oct 14TuesdayFirst Day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 15WednesdayInternational Day of Rural WomenUnited Nations observance 
Oct 15WednesdayWhite Cane Safety DayObservance 
Oct 16ThursdayWorld Food DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 16ThursdayBoss's DayObservance 
Oct 17FridayInternational Day for the Eradication of PovertyUnited Nations observance 
Oct 17FridayAlaska Day observedState holidayAlaska
Oct 18SaturdayAlaska DayState holidayAlaska
Oct 18SaturdaySweetest DayObservance13 states
Oct 20MondayLast Day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 21TuesdayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 22WednesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 24FridayUnited Nations DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 24FridayWorld Development Information DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 27MondayWorld Day for Audiovisual HeritageUnited Nations observance 
Oct 28TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31FridayHalloweenObservance 
Oct 31FridayNevada DayState holidayNevada
Nov 1SaturdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 1SaturdayWorld Vegan DayWorldwide observance 
Nov 2SundayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 2SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 4TuesdayElection DayObservance 
Nov 4TuesdayElection DayState holiday12 states
Nov 6ThursdayInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictUnited Nations observance 
Nov 6ThursdayReturn Day DelawareState holidayDelaware
Nov 10MondayWorld Science Day for Peace and DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
Nov 10MondayMarine Corps BirthdayObservance 
Nov 11TuesdayVeterans DayFederal Holiday 
Nov 14FridayWorld Diabetes DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 16SundayInternational Day for ToleranceUnited Nations observance 
Nov 16SundayWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsUnited Nations observance 
Nov 19WednesdayWorld Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 19WednesdayInternational Men's DayWorldwide observance 
Nov 20ThursdayUniversal Children's DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 20ThursdayAfrica Industrialization DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 20ThursdayWorld Philosophy DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 21FridayWorld Television DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 25TuesdayInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenUnited Nations observance 
Nov 27ThursdayThanksgiving DayFederal Holiday 
Nov 28FridayBlack FridayState holiday24 states
Nov 28FridayAmerican Indian Heritage DayState holidayMaryland
Nov 29SaturdayInternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
Nov 30SundayFirst Sunday of AdventChristian 
Dec 1MondayWorld AIDS DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 1MondayCyber MondayObservance 
Dec 2TuesdayInternational Day for the Abolition of SlaveryUnited Nations observance 
Dec 3WednesdayInternational Day of Persons with DisabilitiesUnited Nations observance 
Dec 5FridayInternational Volunteer Day for Economic and Social DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
Dec 6SaturdaySt Nicholas' DayObservance 
Dec 7SundayInternational Civil Aviation DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 7SundayPearl Harbor Remembrance DayObservance 
Dec 8MondayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 9TuesdayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Dec 9TuesdayInternational Anti-Corruption DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 10WednesdayHuman Rights DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 11ThursdayInternational Mountain DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 12FridayFeast of Our Lady of GuadalupeObservance 
Dec 13SaturdayNational Guard BirthdayObservance 
Dec 17WednesdayPan American Aviation DayObservance 
Dec 17WednesdayWright Brothers DayObservance 
Dec 18ThursdayInternational Migrants DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 19FridayInternational Day for South-South CooperationUnited Nations observance 
Dec 20SaturdayInternational Human Solidarity DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 22MondayChanukah/Hanukkah (first day)Jewish holiday 
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveState holidayTexas
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveObservance, Christian 
Dec 25ThursdayChristmas DayFederal Holiday 
Dec 26FridayKwanzaa (until Jan 1)Observance 
Dec 26FridayDay After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
Dec 26FridayWashington's BirthdayState holidayIndiana
Dec 29MondayLast Day of ChanukahJewish holiday 
Dec 29MondayMuharramMuslim 
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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