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Holidays in United States in 2009

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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
Jan 1ThursdayNew Year's DayFederal Holiday 
Jan 6TuesdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7WednesdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 7WednesdayInternational Programmers' DayWorldwide observance 
Jan 13TuesdayStephen Foster Memorial DayObservance 
Jan 14WednesdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 16FridayLee Jackson DayState holidayVirginia
Jan 19MondayMartin Luther King Jr. DayFederal Holiday 
Jan 19MondayRobert E Lee's BirthdayState holidayAL, AR, GA
Jan 19MondayRobert E Lee's BirthdayState holidayFlorida
Jan 19MondayState HolidayState holidayMississippi
Jan 19MondayState HolidayState holidayTexas
Jan 19MondayIdaho Human Rights DayState holidayIdaho
Jan 19MondayCivil Rights DayState holidayArizona, New Hampshire
Jan 20TuesdayInauguration DayState holidayDC, LA, MD, VA
Jan 25SundayWorld Leprosy DayWorldwide observance 
Jan 26MondayChinese New YearObservance 
Jan 27TuesdayInternational Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the HolocaustUnited Nations observance 
Jan 29ThursdayKansas DayObservance 
Feb 1SundayNational Freedom DayObservance 
Feb 2MondayWorld Wetlands DayWorldwide observance 
Feb 2MondayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 4WednesdayWorld Cancer DayUnited Nations observance 
Feb 4WednesdayRosa Parks DayLocal observanceOhio
Feb 6FridayInternational Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital MutilationUnited Nations observance 
Feb 6FridayNational Wear Red DayObservance 
Feb 9MondayTu Bishvat/Tu B'ShevatJewish holiday 
Feb 12ThursdayLincoln's BirthdayState holidayCA, CT, IL, MO, NJ, NY
Feb 14SaturdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 14SaturdayStatehood Day in ArizonaLocal observanceArizona
Feb 15SundaySusan B Anthony's BirthdayLocal observanceNew York, Wisconsin
Feb 16MondayPresidents' DayFederal Holiday 
Feb 16MondayDaisy Gatson Bates DayState holidayArkansas
Feb 16MondayElizabeth Peratrovich DayLocal observanceAlaska
Feb 20FridayWorld Day of Social JusticeUnited Nations observance 
Feb 21SaturdayInternational Mother Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Feb 22SundayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday 
Feb 24TuesdayShrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasState holidayAlabama, Louisiana
Feb 24TuesdayShrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasObservance 
Feb 25WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 28SaturdayLinus Pauling DayLocal observanceOregon
Mar 1SundaySt. David's DayObservance 
Mar 2MondayTexas Independence DayState holidayTexas
Mar 2MondayCasimir Pulaski DayState holidayIllinois
Mar 2MondayRead Across America DayObservance 
Mar 3TuesdayTown Meeting Day VermontState holiday 
Mar 6FridayEmployee Appreciation DayObservance 
Mar 8SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 8SundayInternational Women's DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 9MondayThe Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
Mar 10TuesdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 11WednesdayHoliHindu Holiday 
Mar 12ThursdayWorld Kidney DayWorldwide observance 
Mar 17TuesdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 17TuesdayEvacuation DayState holidayMassachusetts
Mar 20FridayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21SaturdayInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationUnited Nations observance 
Mar 21SaturdayWorld Poetry DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 22SundayWorld Water DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 23MondayWorld Meteorological DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 24TuesdayWorld Tuberculosis DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 25WednesdayInternational Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave TradeUnited Nations observance 
Mar 25WednesdayInternational Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff MembersUnited Nations observance 
Mar 25WednesdayMaryland DayLocal observanceMaryland
Mar 26ThursdayPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole DayState holidayHawaii
Mar 28SaturdayEarth HourWorldwide observance 
Mar 30MondaySeward's DayState holidayAlaska
Mar 31TuesdayCésar Chávez DayState holidayCA, CO*, TX*
Apr 1WednesdayApril Fool's DayWorldwide observance 
Apr 2ThursdayWorld Autism Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 2ThursdayPascua Florida DayLocal observanceFlorida
Apr 4SaturdayUnited Nations' Mine Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 5SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 6MondayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 7TuesdayUnited Nations' World Health DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 7TuesdayDay of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda GenocideUnited Nations observance 
Apr 9ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 9ThursdayPassover (first day)Jewish holiday 
Apr 10FridayGood FridayState holiday13 states
Apr 11SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayChristian 
Apr 14TuesdayNational Library Workers' DayObservance 
Apr 15WednesdayTax DayObservance 
Apr 15WednesdayFather Damien DayLocal observanceHawaii
Apr 16ThursdayLast Day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 16ThursdayEmancipation DayState holidayDistrict of Columbia
Apr 17FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 18SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 19SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 20MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 20MondayPatriot's DayState holidayMaine, Massachusetts
Apr 21TuesdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
Apr 21TuesdaySan Jacinto DayState holidayTexas
Apr 22WednesdayEarth DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 22WednesdayOklahoma DayLocal observanceOklahoma
Apr 22WednesdayAdministrative Professionals DayObservance 
Apr 23ThursdayWorld Book and Copyright DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 23ThursdayTake our Daughters and Sons to Work DayObservance 
Apr 24FridayArbor DayState holidayNebraska
Apr 25SaturdayWorld Malaria DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 26SundayWorld Intellectual Property DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 27MondayConfederate Memorial DayState holidayAL, FL, GA
Apr 27MondayState HolidayState holidayMississippi
Apr 28TuesdayWorld Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance 
Apr 29WednesdayYom Ha'atzmautJewish holiday 
May 1FridayLaw DayObservance 
May 1FridayLoyalty DayObservance 
May 1FridayLei DayLocal observanceHawaii
May 3SundayWorld Press Freedom DayUnited Nations observance 
May 4MondayKent State Shootings RemembranceLocal observanceOhio
May 4MondayRhode Island Independence DayLocal observanceRhode Island
May 5TuesdayCinco de MayoObservance 
May 6WednesdayNational Nurses DayObservance 
May 7ThursdayNational Day of PrayerObservance 
May 8FridayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World WarUnited Nations observance 
May 8FridayDay of VesakUnited Nations observance 
May 8FridayTruman DayState holidayMissouri
May 9SaturdayWorld Migratory Bird DayUnited Nations observance 
May 10SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 10SundayConfederate Memorial DayState holidayNorth Carolina
May 10SundayState HolidayState holidaySouth Carolina
May 11MondayConfederate Memorial Day observedState holidayNorth Carolina
May 11MondayState Holiday observedState holidaySouth Carolina
May 12TuesdayLag BaOmerJewish holiday 
May 15FridayInternational Day of FamiliesUnited Nations observance 
May 15FridayPeace Officers Memorial DayObservance 
May 15FridayNational Defense Transportation DayObservance 
May 16SaturdayArmed Forces DayObservance 
May 17SundayWorld Information Society DayUnited Nations observance 
May 20WednesdayEmergency Medical Services for Children DayObservance 
May 21ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 21ThursdayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
May 22FridayInternational Day for Biological DiversityUnited Nations observance 
May 22FridayNational Maritime DayObservance 
May 25MondayAfrican Liberation DayWorldwide observance 
May 25MondayMemorial DayFederal Holiday 
May 25MondayJefferson Davis BirthdayLocal observanceMississippi
May 25MondayNational Missing Children's DayObservance 
May 29FridayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 29FridayInternational Day of United Nations PeacekeepersUnited Nations observance 
May 31SundayPentecostChristian 
May 31SundayWorld No Tobacco DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 1MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 1MondayStatehood DayLocal observanceKentucky, Tennessee
Jun 1MondayJefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
Jun 3WednesdayJefferson Davis BirthdayLocal observanceFlorida
Jun 4ThursdayInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
Jun 5FridayWorld Environment DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 6SaturdayD-DayObservance 
Jun 7SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 11ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 11ThursdayKamehameha DayState holidayHawaii
Jun 14SundayArmy BirthdayObservance 
Jun 14SundayFlag DayObservance 
Jun 17WednesdayWorld Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtUnited Nations observance 
Jun 17WednesdayBunker Hill DayState holidayMassachusetts
Jun 19FridayJuneteenthLocal observanceAll except AZ, HI, MD, MP, MT, ND, NH, SD, TX, UT
Jun 19FridayEmancipation DayState holidayTexas
Jun 20SaturdayWorld Refugee DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 20SaturdayWest Virginia DayState holidayWest Virginia
Jun 20SaturdayAmerican Eagle DayObservance 
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 23TuesdayPublic Service DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 26FridayInternational Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingUnited Nations observance 
Jun 26FridayInternational Day in Support of Victims of TortureUnited Nations observance 
Jul 3FridayIndependence Day observedFederal Holiday 
Jul 4SaturdayInternational Day of CooperativesUnited Nations observance 
Jul 4SaturdayIndependence DayFederal Holiday 
Jul 11SaturdayWorld Population DayUnited Nations observance 
Jul 18SaturdayNelson Mandela DayUnited Nations observance 
Jul 20MondayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jul 24FridayPioneer DayState holidayUtah
Jul 26SundayParents' DayObservance 
Jul 27MondayNational Korean War Veterans Armistice DayObservance 
Jul 30ThursdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 1SaturdayColorado DayLocal observanceColorado
Aug 4TuesdayCoast Guard BirthdayObservance 
Aug 5WednesdayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday 
Aug 7FridayPurple Heart DayObservance 
Aug 9SundayInternational Day of the World's Indigenous PeopleUnited Nations observance 
Aug 10MondayVictory DayState holidayRhode Island
Aug 12WednesdayInternational Youth DayUnited Nations observance 
Aug 13ThursdayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday 
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 16SundayBennington Battle DayState holidayVermont
Aug 17MondayBennington Battle Day observedState holidayVermont
Aug 19WednesdayNational Aviation DayObservance 
Aug 21FridayStatehood Day in HawaiiState holidayHawaii
Aug 21FridaySenior Citizens DayObservance 
Aug 22SaturdayRamadan startsMuslim 
Aug 23SundayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday 
Aug 23SundayInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its AbolitionUnited Nations observance 
Aug 26WednesdayWomen's Equality DayObservance 
Aug 27ThursdayLyndon Baines Johnson DayState holidayTexas
Aug 31MondayInternational Overdose Awareness DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 7MondayLabor DayFederal Holiday 
Sep 8TuesdayInternational Literacy DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 9WednesdayCalifornia Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
Sep 10ThursdayWorld Suicide Prevention DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 11FridayPatriot DayObservance 
Sep 12SaturdayCarl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup DayObservance 
Sep 13SundayInternational Programmers' DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 13SundayNational Grandparents DayObservance 
Sep 15TuesdayInternational Day of DemocracyUnited Nations observance 
Sep 16WednesdayLailat al-QadrMuslim 
Sep 16WednesdayInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone LayerUnited Nations observance 
Sep 17ThursdayConstitution Day and Citizenship DayObservance 
Sep 18FridayAir Force BirthdayObservance 
Sep 18FridayNational POW/MIA Recognition DayObservance 
Sep 19SaturdayRosh HashanaState holidayTexas
Sep 19SaturdayNavaratriHindu Holiday 
Sep 19SaturdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 21MondayEid al-FitrMuslim 
Sep 21MondayInternational Day of PeaceUnited Nations observance 
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 22TuesdayEmancipation DayLocal observanceOhio
Sep 23WednesdayInternational Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 24ThursdayWorld Maritime DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 25FridayNative Americans' DayLocal observanceCalifornia
Sep 27SundayWorld Tourism DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 27SundayWorld Heart DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 27SundayGold Star Mother's DayObservance 
Sep 28MondayYom KippurState holidayTexas
Sep 28MondayDussehraHindu Holiday 
Sep 28MondayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 28MondayWorld Rabies DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 1ThursdayInternational Day of Older PersonsUnited Nations observance 
Oct 1ThursdayWorld Vegetarian DayWorldwide observance 
Oct 2FridayInternational Day of Non-ViolenceUnited Nations observance 
Oct 3SaturdayFirst Day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 4SundayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 5MondayWorld Teachers' DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 5MondayWorld Habitat DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 5MondayChild Health DayObservance 
Oct 8ThursdayWorld Sight DayWorldwide observance 
Oct 9FridayLast Day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 9FridayWorld Post DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 9FridayLeif Erikson DayObservance 
Oct 10SaturdayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 10SaturdayWorld Mental Health DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 11SundaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 12MondayColumbus DayFederal HolidayAll except AK, AR, CA, DE, FL, HI, MI, NV, OR, SD, TX, WA
Oct 12MondayNative Americans' DayLocal observanceSouth Dakota
Oct 12MondayIndigenous People's DayLocal observanceCalifornia
Oct 13TuesdayNavy BirthdayObservance 
Oct 14WednesdayInternational Day for Natural Disaster ReductionUnited Nations observance 
Oct 15ThursdayInternational Day of Rural WomenUnited Nations observance 
Oct 15ThursdayWhite Cane Safety DayObservance 
Oct 16FridayWorld Food DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 16FridayBoss's DayObservance 
Oct 17SaturdayInternational Day for the Eradication of PovertyUnited Nations observance 
Oct 17SaturdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 17SaturdaySweetest DayObservance13 states
Oct 18SundayAlaska DayState holidayAlaska
Oct 19MondayAlaska Day observedState holidayAlaska
Oct 24SaturdayUnited Nations DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 24SaturdayWorld Development Information DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 27TuesdayWorld Day for Audiovisual HeritageUnited Nations observance 
Oct 29ThursdayWorld Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
Oct 30FridayNevada DayState holidayNevada
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 1SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 1SundayWorld Vegan DayWorldwide observance 
Nov 2MondayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 6FridayInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictUnited Nations observance 
Nov 10TuesdayWorld Science Day for Peace and DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
Nov 10TuesdayMarine Corps BirthdayObservance 
Nov 11WednesdayVeterans DayFederal Holiday 
Nov 12ThursdayWorld Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance 
Nov 14SaturdayWorld Diabetes DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 15SundayWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsUnited Nations observance 
Nov 16MondayInternational Day for ToleranceUnited Nations observance 
Nov 18WednesdayWorld Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 19ThursdayWorld Philosophy DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 19ThursdayInternational Men's DayWorldwide observance 
Nov 20FridayUniversal Children's DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 20FridayAfrica Industrialization DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 21SaturdayWorld Television DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 25WednesdayInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenUnited Nations observance 
Nov 26ThursdayThanksgiving DayFederal Holiday 
Nov 27FridayBlack FridayState holiday24 states
Nov 27FridayAmerican Indian Heritage DayState holidayMaryland
Nov 28SaturdayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Nov 29SundayFirst Sunday of AdventChristian 
Nov 29SundayInternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
Nov 30MondayCyber MondayObservance 
Dec 1TuesdayWorld AIDS DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 2WednesdayInternational Day for the Abolition of SlaveryUnited Nations observance 
Dec 3ThursdayInternational Day of Persons with DisabilitiesUnited Nations observance 
Dec 5SaturdayInternational Volunteer Day for Economic and Social DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
Dec 6SundaySt Nicholas' DayObservance 
Dec 7MondayInternational Civil Aviation DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 7MondayPearl Harbor Remembrance DayObservance 
Dec 8TuesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 9WednesdayInternational Anti-Corruption DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 10ThursdayHuman Rights DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 11FridayInternational Mountain DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 12SaturdayChanukah/Hanukkah (first day)Jewish holiday 
Dec 12SaturdayFeast of Our Lady of GuadalupeObservance 
Dec 13SundayNational Guard BirthdayObservance 
Dec 17ThursdayPan American Aviation DayObservance 
Dec 17ThursdayWright Brothers DayObservance 
Dec 18FridayMuharramMuslim 
Dec 18FridayInternational Migrants DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 19SaturdayLast Day of ChanukahJewish holiday 
Dec 19SaturdayInternational Day for South-South CooperationUnited Nations observance 
Dec 20SundayInternational Human Solidarity DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveState holidayTexas
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance, Christian 
Dec 24ThursdayWashington's BirthdayState holidayIndiana
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayFederal Holiday 
Dec 26SaturdayKwanzaa (until Jan 1)Observance 
Dec 26SaturdayDay After Christmas DayState holidayTexas
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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