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Holidays and Observances in the United States in 2016

Holidays and Observances in the United States in 2016

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayFederal Holiday 
Jan 4MondayWorld Braille DayWorldwide observance 
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7ThursdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 7ThursdayInternational Programmers' DayWorldwide observance 
Jan 8FridayBattle of New OrleansState Legal HolidayLouisiana
Jan 13WednesdayStephen Foster Memorial DayObservance 
Jan 14ThursdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 15FridayLee-Jackson DayState HolidayVirginia
Jan 17SundayWorld Religion DayWorldwide observance 
Jan 18MondayMartin Luther King Jr. DayFederal Holiday 
Jan 18MondayRobert E. Lee's BirthdayState HolidayAL, AR, MS
Jan 18MondayIdaho Human Rights DayState HolidayIdaho
Jan 18MondayCivil Rights DayState HolidayArizona, New Hampshire
Jan 19TuesdayRobert E. Lee's BirthdayState Legal HolidayFlorida
Jan 19TuesdayState HolidayState ObservanceGeorgia
Jan 19TuesdayConfederate Heroes' DayState HolidayTexas
Jan 25MondayTu Bishvat/Tu B'ShevatJewish holiday 
Jan 26TuesdayInternational Customs DayWorldwide observance 
Jan 27WednesdayInternational Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the HolocaustUnited Nations observance 
Jan 29FridayKansas DayState ObservanceKansas
Jan 31SundayWorld Leprosy DayWorldwide observance 
Feb 1MondayNational Freedom DayObservance 
Feb 1MondayFirst Day of Black History MonthAnnual Monthly Observance 
Feb 2TuesdayWorld Wetlands DayWorldwide observance 
Feb 2TuesdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 3WednesdayNational Girls and Women in Sports DayObservance 
Feb 4ThursdayWorld Cancer DayWorldwide observance 
Feb 4ThursdayRosa Parks DayState ObservanceNew York
Feb 4ThursdayRosa Parks DayLocal observanceCalifornia, Missouri
Feb 5FridayNational Wear Red DayObservance 
Feb 6SaturdayInternational Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital MutilationUnited Nations observance 
Feb 6SaturdayRonald Reagan DayState ObservanceCalifornia
Feb 7SundaySuper BowlSporting event 
Feb 8MondayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 9TuesdayShrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasState HolidayAL**, FL*, LA, MS*
Feb 9TuesdayShrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasObservance, Christian 
Feb 10WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 11ThursdayInternational Day of Women and Girls in ScienceUnited Nations observance 
Feb 11ThursdayWorld Day of the SickWorldwide observance 
Feb 12FridayLincoln's BirthdayState HolidayCT, IL, MO, NY
Feb 12FridayLincoln's BirthdayState Legal HolidayFlorida
Feb 12FridayGeorgia DayState ObservanceGeorgia
Feb 13SaturdayWorld Radio DayUnited Nations observance 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 14SundayStatehood DayLocal observanceArizona
Feb 15MondayPresidents' DayFederal Holiday 
Feb 15MondayPresidents' DayState HolidayAll except DE, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, LA, NC, NM, RI, WI
Feb 15MondayPresidents' DayState Legal HolidayKS, KY, LA, WI
Feb 15MondayDaisy Gatson Bates DayState HolidayArkansas
Feb 15MondaySusan B. Anthony's BirthdayState ObservanceFL, NY, WI
Feb 16TuesdayElizabeth Peratrovich DayState ObservanceAlaska
Feb 20SaturdayWorld Day of Social JusticeUnited Nations observance 
Feb 21SundayInternational Mother Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Feb 25ThursdayAfrican-American Scientist and Inventor DayState ObservanceVirginia
Feb 25ThursdayGeorge Rogers Clark DayState ObservanceIndiana
Feb 28SundayLinus Pauling DayLocal observanceOregon
Feb 29MondayLeap DayWorldwide observance 
Mar 1TuesdayZero Discrimination DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 1TuesdaySelf-Injury Awareness DayWorldwide observance 
Mar 1TuesdaySt. David's DayObservance, Christian 
Mar 1TuesdayTown Meeting DayState HolidayVermont
Mar 1TuesdayFirst Day of Women's History MonthAnnual Monthly Observance 
Mar 1TuesdayFirst Day of Irish American Heritage MonthAnnual Monthly Observance 
Mar 2WednesdayTexas Independence DayState HolidayTexas
Mar 2WednesdayRead Across America DayObservance 
Mar 3ThursdayWorld Wildlife DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 4FridayCasimir Pulaski DayState ObservanceWisconsin
Mar 4FridayEmployee Appreciation DayObservance 
Mar 7MondayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday 
Mar 7MondayCasimir Pulaski DayState ObservanceIllinois, Indiana
Mar 8TuesdayInternational Women's DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 10ThursdayWorld Kidney DayWorldwide observance 
Mar 13SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 17ThursdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance, Christian 
Mar 17ThursdayEvacuation DayState HolidayMassachusetts**
Mar 19SaturdayEarth HourWorldwide observance 
Mar 20SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 20SundayFrench Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 20SundayInternational Day of HappinessUnited Nations observance 
Mar 20SundayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21MondayInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationUnited Nations observance 
Mar 21MondayWorld Poetry DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 21MondayInternational Day of NowruzUnited Nations observance 
Mar 21MondayWorld Down Syndrome DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 21MondayInternational Day of ForestsUnited Nations observance 
Mar 22TuesdayWorld Water DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 23WednesdayHoliHindu Holiday 
Mar 23WednesdayWorld Meteorological DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 24ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 24ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 24ThursdayWorld Tuberculosis DayUnited Nations observance 
Mar 24ThursdayInternational Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
Mar 25FridayInternational Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave TradeUnited Nations observance 
Mar 25FridayInternational Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff MembersUnited Nations observance 
Mar 25FridayGood FridayState HolidayCT, DE, HI, IN, KY, LA, NC, ND, NJ, TN, TX***
Mar 25FridayMaryland DayLocal observanceMaryland
Mar 25FridayPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day observedState HolidayHawaii
Mar 26SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Mar 26SaturdayPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole DayState HolidayHawaii
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayObservance, Christian 
Mar 28MondaySeward's DayState HolidayAlaska
Mar 30WednesdayWyoming Veterans Welcome Home DayState ObservanceWyoming
Mar 30WednesdayDoctors' DayObservance 
Mar 30WednesdayVietnam Veterans DayState ObservanceDelaware, West Virginia
Mar 31ThursdayInternational Transgender Day of VisibilityWorldwide observance 
Mar 31ThursdayCésar Chávez DayState HolidayAZ**, CA, CO***, MI**, NM**, NV**, TX***, UT**, WA**, WI**
Apr 1FridayApril Fool's DayWorldwide observance 
Apr 1FridayPascua Florida Day observedLocal observanceFlorida
Apr 2SaturdayWorld Autism Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 2SaturdayPascua Florida DayLocal observanceFlorida
Apr 4MondayUnited Nations' Mine Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 6WednesdayInternational Day of Sport for Development and PeaceUnited Nations observance 
Apr 6WednesdayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 7ThursdayUnited Nations' World Health DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 7ThursdayDay of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda GenocideUnited Nations observance 
Apr 12TuesdayInternational Day of Human Space FlightUnited Nations observance 
Apr 12TuesdayNational Library Workers' DayObservance 
Apr 13WednesdayThomas Jefferson's BirthdayObservance 
Apr 15FridayGlobal Youth Service DayWorldwide observance 
Apr 15FridayWorld Art DayWorldwide observance 
Apr 15FridayFather Damien DayLocal observanceHawaii
Apr 15FridayEmancipation Day observedState HolidayDC
Apr 16SaturdayEmancipation DayState HolidayDC
Apr 18MondayInternational Day for Monuments and SitesWorldwide observance 
Apr 18MondayTax DayObservance 
Apr 18MondayPatriots' DayState HolidayMaine, Massachusetts
Apr 18MondayBoston MarathonSporting event 
Apr 20WednesdayChinese Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 21ThursdaySan Jacinto DayState HolidayTexas
Apr 22FridayPassover EveJewish holiday 
Apr 22FridayEarth DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 22FridayOklahoma DayLocal observanceOklahoma
Apr 23SaturdayPassover (first day)Jewish holiday 
Apr 23SaturdayWorld Book and Copyright DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 23SaturdayWorld Spanish Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 23SaturdayEnglish Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 25MondayWorld Malaria DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 25MondayArbor DayState ObservanceWyoming
Apr 25MondayConfederate Memorial DayState HolidayAlabama
Apr 25MondayConfederate Memorial DayState HolidayMississippi
Apr 25MondayState HolidayState HolidayGeorgia
Apr 26TuesdayWorld Intellectual Property DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 26TuesdayInternational Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 26TuesdayConfederate Memorial DayState Legal HolidayFlorida
Apr 26TuesdayState HolidayState ObservanceGeorgia
Apr 27WednesdayAdministrative Professionals DayObservance 
Apr 28ThursdayInternational Girls in ICT DayUnited Nations observance 
Apr 28ThursdayWorld Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance 
Apr 28ThursdayTake our Daughters and Sons to Work DayObservance 
Apr 29FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 29FridayArbor DayState HolidayNebraska
Apr 29FridayArbor DayState ObservanceDelaware
Apr 30SaturdayLast Day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 30SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 30SaturdayInternational Jazz DayUnited Nations observance 
May 1SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 1SundayInternational Family Equality DayWorldwide observance 
May 1SundayLaw DayObservance 
May 1SundayLoyalty DayObservance 
May 1SundayLei DayLocal observanceHawaii
May 1SundayFirst Day of Military Appreciation MonthAnnual Monthly Observance 
May 1SundayFirst Day of Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthAnnual Monthly Observance 
May 1SundayFirst Day of Jewish American Heritage MonthAnnual Monthly Observance 
May 2MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 3TuesdayWorld Press Freedom DayUnited Nations observance 
May 3TuesdayPrimary Election DayState HolidayIndiana
May 3TuesdayNational Teacher Appreciation DayObservance 
May 4WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
May 4WednesdayKent State Shootings RemembranceLocal observanceOhio
May 4WednesdayRhode Island Independence DayLocal observanceRhode Island
May 5ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 5ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
May 5ThursdayCinco de MayoObservance 
May 5ThursdayNational Day of PrayerObservance 
May 5ThursdayWest Virginia Day of PrayerState ObservanceWest Virginia
May 6FridayKentucky OaksSporting event 
May 6FridayNational Nurses DayObservance 
May 6FridayMilitary Spouse Appreciation DayState ObservanceDelaware
May 6FridayMilitary Spouse Appreciation DayObservance 
May 7SaturdayKentucky DerbySporting event 
May 7SaturdayNational Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DayObservance 
May 8SundayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World WarUnited Nations observance 
May 8SundayWorld Ovarian Cancer DayWorldwide observance 
May 8SundayWorld Red Cross and Red Crescent DayWorldwide observance 
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 8SundayMother's DayState HolidayArizona
May 8SundayTruman DayState HolidayMissouri
May 8SundayVictory in Europe DayObservance 
May 9MondayTruman Day observedState HolidayMissouri
May 10TuesdayConfederate Memorial DayState HolidaySouth Carolina
May 10TuesdayConfederate Memorial DayLocal observanceNorth Carolina
May 10TuesdayPrimary Election DayState HolidayWest Virginia
May 12ThursdayYom Ha'atzmautJewish holiday 
May 12ThursdayInternational Nurses DayWorldwide observance 
May 13FridayFriday the 13thWorldwide observance 
May 13FridayNative American DayState ObservanceWyoming
May 14SaturdayWorld Migratory Bird DayUnited Nations observance 
May 15SundayPentecostChristian 
May 15SundayInternational Day of FamiliesUnited Nations observance 
May 15SundayPeace Officers Memorial DayObservance 
May 16MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 17TuesdayWorld Telecommunication and Information Society DayUnited Nations observance 
May 20FridayDay of VesakUnited Nations observance 
May 20FridayWorld Autoimmune Arthritis DayWorldwide observance 
May 20FridayNational Defense Transportation DayObservance 
May 21SaturdayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
May 21SaturdayArmed Forces DayObservance 
May 21SaturdayPreakness StakesSporting event 
May 22SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 22SundayInternational Day for Biological DiversityUnited Nations observance 
May 22SundayNational Maritime DayObservance 
May 22SundayHarvey Milk DayLocal observanceCalifornia
May 23MondayInternational Day to End Obstetric FistulaUnited Nations observance 
May 25WednesdayAfrican Liberation DayWorldwide observance 
May 25WednesdayEmergency Medical Services for Children DayObservance 
May 25WednesdayNational Missing Children's DayObservance 
May 26ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
May 26ThursdayLag BaOmerJewish holiday 
May 29SundayInternational Day of United Nations PeacekeepersUnited Nations observance 
May 30MondayMemorial DayFederal Holiday 
May 30MondayDecoration DayState HolidayAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA
May 30MondayJefferson Davis' BirthdayLocal observanceMississippi
May 31TuesdayWorld No Tobacco DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 1WednesdayGlobal Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance 
Jun 1WednesdayFirst Day of Pride MonthAnnual Monthly Observance 
Jun 1WednesdayFirst Day of Caribbean-American Heritage MonthAnnual Monthly Observance 
Jun 1WednesdayStatehood DayLocal observanceKentucky, Tennessee
Jun 3FridayJefferson Davis' BirthdayLocal observanceFlorida
Jun 4SaturdayInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
Jun 5SundayWorld Environment DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 6MondayDay of the Russian LanguageUnited Nations observance 
Jun 6MondayJefferson Davis' BirthdayState HolidayAlabama
Jun 6MondayD-DayObservance 
Jun 7TuesdayRamadan StartsMuslim 
Jun 8WednesdayWorld Oceans DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 10FridayKamehameha Day observedState HolidayHawaii
Jun 11SaturdayKamehameha DayState HolidayHawaii
Jun 11SaturdayBelmont StakesSporting event 
Jun 12SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 12SundayWorld Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
Jun 12SundayLoving DayObservance 
Jun 13MondayInternational Albinism Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 14TuesdayWorld Blood Donor DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 14TuesdayArmy BirthdayObservance 
Jun 14TuesdayFlag DayObservance 
Jun 15WednesdayWorld Elder Abuse Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 16ThursdayInternational Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance 
Jun 17FridayWorld Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtUnited Nations observance 
Jun 17FridayBunker Hill DayLocal holidayMassachusetts**
Jun 18SaturdayJuneteenth DayState Observance12 states
Jun 18SaturdayJuneteenthState ObservanceMinnesota
Jun 19SundayInternational Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in ConflictUnited Nations observance 
Jun 19SundayFather's DayState HolidayArizona
Jun 19SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 19SundayJuneteenthObservance 
Jun 19SundayJuneteenthState Observance24 states
Jun 19SundayJuneteenth Freedom DayState HolidayNew York
Jun 19SundayJuneteenth Independence DayObservanceRhode Island
Jun 19SundayJuneteenthState ObservanceWest Virginia
Jun 19SundayEmancipation DayState HolidayTexas
Jun 20MondayWorld Refugee DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 20MondayWest Virginia DayState HolidayWest Virginia
Jun 20MondayAmerican Eagle DayObservance 
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21TuesdayInternational Day of YogaUnited Nations observance 
Jun 23ThursdayPublic Service DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 23ThursdayInternational Widows' DayUnited Nations observance 
Jun 25SaturdayDay of the SeafarerUnited Nations observance 
Jun 26SundayInternational Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingUnited Nations observance 
Jun 26SundayInternational Day in Support of Victims of TortureUnited Nations observance 
Jun 28TuesdayCarolina DayState ObservanceSouth Carolina
Jun 29WednesdayInternational Day of the TropicsUnited Nations observance 
Jul 2SaturdayLailat al-QadrMuslim 
Jul 2SaturdayInternational Day of CooperativesUnited Nations observance 
Jul 4MondayIndependence DayState HolidayAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, OK
Jul 4MondayIndependence DayFederal Holiday 
Jul 6WednesdayEid al-FitrMuslim 
Jul 11MondayWorld Population DayUnited Nations observance 
Jul 13WednesdayNathan Bedford Forrest DayLocal observanceTennessee
Jul 14ThursdayBastille DayObservance 
Jul 15FridayWorld Youth Skills DayUnited Nations observance 
Jul 18MondayNelson Mandela DayUnited Nations observance 
Jul 24SundayPioneer DayState HolidayUtah
Jul 24SundayParents' DayObservance 
Jul 25MondayPioneer Day observedState HolidayUtah
Jul 27WednesdayKorean War Veteran Recognition DayState ObservanceWest Virginia
Jul 27WednesdayNational Korean War Veterans Armistice DayObservance 
Jul 28ThursdayWorld Hepatitis DayUnited Nations observance 
Jul 30SaturdayInternational Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
Jul 30SaturdayWorld Day Against Trafficking in PersonsUnited Nations observance 
Aug 1MondayColorado DayState ObservanceColorado
Aug 4ThursdayCoast Guard BirthdayObservance 
Aug 7SundayAmerican Family DayState HolidayArizona
Aug 7SundayPurple Heart DayState ObservanceWest Virginia
Aug 7SundayPurple Heart DayObservance 
Aug 8MondayVictory DayState HolidayRhode Island
Aug 9TuesdayInternational Day of the World's Indigenous PeopleUnited Nations observance 
Aug 12FridayInternational Youth DayUnited Nations observance 
Aug 14SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 14SundayNational Navajo Code Talkers DayState HolidayArizona
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 16TuesdayBennington Battle DayState HolidayVermont
Aug 17WednesdayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday 
Aug 19FridayWorld Humanitarian DayUnited Nations observance 
Aug 19FridayHawaii Statehood DayState HolidayHawaii
Aug 19FridayNational Aviation DayObservance 
Aug 21SundayNational Senior Citizens DayObservance 
Aug 23TuesdayInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its AbolitionUnited Nations observance 
Aug 25ThursdayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday 
Aug 26FridayWomen's Equality DayObservance 
Aug 27SaturdayLyndon Baines Johnson DayState HolidayTexas
Aug 29MondayInternational Day against Nuclear TestsUnited Nations observance 
Aug 30TuesdayInternational Day of the Victims of Enforced DisappearancesUnited Nations observance 
Aug 31WednesdayInternational Overdose Awareness DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 4SundayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday 
Sep 4SundayWorld Sexual Health DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 5MondayInternational Day of CharityUnited Nations observance 
Sep 5MondayLabor DayFederal Holiday 
Sep 8ThursdayInternational Literacy DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 9FridayCalifornia Admission DayState HolidayCalifornia**
Sep 10SaturdayWorld Suicide Prevention DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 10SaturdayCarl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup DayObservance 
Sep 10SaturdayNative American DayState ObservanceDelaware
Sep 11SundayPatriot DayObservance 
Sep 11SundayNational Grandparents DayObservance 
Sep 11SundayConstitution Commemoration DayState HolidayArizona
Sep 12MondayInternational Day for South-South CooperationUnited Nations observance 
Sep 12MondayInternational Programmers' DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 13TuesdayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Sep 15ThursdayInternational Day of DemocracyUnited Nations observance 
Sep 15ThursdayFirst Day of National Hispanic Heritage MonthAnnual Monthly Observance 
Sep 16FridayInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone LayerUnited Nations observance 
Sep 16FridayConstitution Day and Citizenship Day observedObservance 
Sep 16FridayNational POW/MIA Recognition DayObservance 
Sep 17SaturdayConstitution Day and Citizenship DayObservance 
Sep 18SundayAir Force BirthdayObservance 
Sep 21WednesdayInternational Day of PeaceUnited Nations observance 
Sep 22ThursdayEmancipation DayLocal observanceOhio
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 23FridayInternational Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 23FridayNative American DayState ObservanceCalifornia, Nevada
Sep 23FridayMichigan Indian DayState ObservanceMichigan
Sep 24SaturdayNational Public Lands DayObservance 
Sep 25SundayGold Star Mother's DayObservance 
Sep 26MondayInternational Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear WeaponsUnited Nations observance 
Sep 26MondayAmerican Indian DayState ObservanceTennessee
Sep 27TuesdayWorld Tourism DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 28WednesdayWorld Rabies DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 29ThursdayWorld Maritime DayUnited Nations observance 
Sep 29ThursdayWorld Heart DayWorldwide observance 
Sep 30FridayAmerican Indian Heritage DayState ObservanceMontana, Texas
Oct 1SaturdayNavratriHindu Holiday 
Oct 1SaturdayInternational Day of Older PersonsUnited Nations observance 
Oct 1SaturdayWorld Vegetarian DayWorldwide observance 
Oct 2SundayInternational Day of Non-ViolenceUnited Nations observance 
Oct 3MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 3MondayMuharramMuslim 
Oct 3MondayWorld Habitat DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 3MondayChild Health DayObservance 
Oct 3MondayRosh HashanaState HolidayTexas***
Oct 4TuesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 5WednesdayWorld Teachers' DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 5WednesdayWorld Cerebral Palsy DayWorldwide observance 
Oct 6ThursdayGerman American DayObservance 
Oct 9SundayWorld Post DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 9SundayLeif Erikson DayObservance 
Oct 9SundayChicago MarathonSporting event 
Oct 10MondayDussehraHindu Holiday 
Oct 10MondayWorld Mental Health DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 10MondayColumbus DayState HolidayAll except AK, AR, CA, DE, FL, HI, MI, MN, ND, NM, NV, OR, SD, TX, VT, WA, WY
Oct 10MondayColumbus DayFederal Holiday 
Oct 10MondayFraternal DayState HolidayAlabama
Oct 10MondayNative American DayState HolidaySouth Dakota
Oct 10MondayIndigenous People's DayState Observance21 states
Oct 10MondayAmerican Indian Heritage DayState HolidayAlabama
Oct 11TuesdayInternational Day of the Girl ChildUnited Nations observance 
Oct 11TuesdayCasimir Pulaski DayState ObservanceMichigan, Rhode Island
Oct 12WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 12WednesdayAshuraMuslim 
Oct 12WednesdayInternational Day for Natural Disaster ReductionUnited Nations observance 
Oct 12WednesdayYom KippurState HolidayTexas***
Oct 13ThursdayWorld Sight DayWorldwide observance 
Oct 13ThursdayNavy BirthdayObservance 
Oct 15SaturdayInternational Day of Rural WomenUnited Nations observance 
Oct 15SaturdayWhite Cane Safety DayObservance 
Oct 15SaturdaySweetest DayObservance13 states
Oct 16SundayWorld Food DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 17MondayFirst Day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 17MondayInternational Day for the Eradication of PovertyUnited Nations observance 
Oct 17MondayBoss's DayObservance 
Oct 18TuesdayAlaska DayState HolidayAlaska
Oct 23SundayLast Day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 24MondayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 24MondayUnited Nations DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 24MondayWorld Development Information DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 25TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 27ThursdayWorld Day for Audiovisual HeritageUnited Nations observance 
Oct 28FridayNevada DayState HolidayNevada
Oct 29SaturdayDiwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday 
Oct 29SaturdayWorld Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
Oct 31MondayWorld Cities DayUnited Nations observance 
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 1TuesdayWorld Vegan DayWorldwide observance 
Nov 1TuesdayFirst Day of Native American Heritage MonthAnnual Monthly Observance 
Nov 2WednesdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 2WednesdayInternational Day to End Impunity for Crimes against JournalistsUnited Nations observance 
Nov 5SaturdayWorld Tsunami Awareness DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 6SundayInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictUnited Nations observance 
Nov 6SundayNew York City MarathonSporting event 
Nov 6SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 8TuesdayElection Day (General Election)Observance 
Nov 8TuesdayElection DayState HolidayDE, HI, IL, IN, MD, MI, MT, NJ, NY, RI, WV
Nov 8TuesdaySusan B. Anthony DayState ObservanceWest Virginia
Nov 10ThursdayWorld Science Day for Peace and DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
Nov 10ThursdayMarine Corps BirthdayObservance 
Nov 10ThursdayReturn DayState HolidayDelaware**
Nov 11FridayVeterans DayFederal Holiday 
Nov 12SaturdayWorld Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance 
Nov 14MondayWorld Diabetes DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 14MondayBarack Obama DayLocal observanceAlabama*
Nov 16WednesdayInternational Day for ToleranceUnited Nations observance 
Nov 17ThursdayWorld Philosophy DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 17ThursdayWorld Prematurity DayWorldwide observance 
Nov 19SaturdayWorld Toilet DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 19SaturdayInternational Men's DayWorldwide observance 
Nov 19SaturdayGeorge Rogers Clark DayState ObservanceOhio
Nov 20SundayWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsUnited Nations observance 
Nov 20SundayUniversal Children's DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 20SundayAfrica Industrialization DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 20SundayTransgender Day of RemembranceWorldwide observance 
Nov 21MondayWorld Television DayUnited Nations observance 
Nov 24ThursdayThanksgiving DayFederal Holiday 
Nov 25FridayInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenUnited Nations observance 
Nov 25FridayState HolidayState HolidayGeorgia
Nov 25FridayPresidents' DayState HolidayNew Mexico
Nov 25FridayLincoln's Birthday/Lincoln's DayState HolidayIndiana
Nov 25FridayDay After ThanksgivingState Holiday22 states
Nov 25FridayBlack FridayObservance 
Nov 25FridayAmerican Indian Heritage DayState HolidayMaryland
Nov 25FridayNative American Heritage DayObservance 
Nov 25FridayNative American Heritage DayState HolidayWashington
Nov 27SundayFirst Sunday of AdventChristian 
Nov 28MondayCyber MondayObservance 
Nov 29TuesdayInternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
Nov 29TuesdayNellie Tayloe Ross's BirthdayState ObservanceWyoming
Nov 29TuesdayGiving TuesdayObservance 
Nov 30WednesdayDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
Dec 1ThursdayWorld AIDS DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 1ThursdayRosa Parks DayLocal observanceOhio
Dec 2FridayInternational Day for the Abolition of SlaveryUnited Nations observance 
Dec 3SaturdayInternational Day of Persons with DisabilitiesUnited Nations observance 
Dec 5MondayInternational Volunteer Day for Economic and Social DevelopmentUnited Nations observance 
Dec 5MondayWorld Soil DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 6TuesdaySt Nicholas DayObservance 
Dec 7WednesdayInternational Civil Aviation DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 7WednesdayPearl Harbor Remembrance DayObservance 
Dec 7WednesdayPearl Harbor Remembrance DayState ObservanceAlaska, Wyoming
Dec 7WednesdayDelaware DayState ObservanceDelaware
Dec 8ThursdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 9FridayInternational Anti-Corruption DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 9FridayWorld Genocide Commemoration DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 10SaturdayHuman Rights DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 10SaturdayWyoming DayState ObservanceWyoming
Dec 11SundayInternational Mountain DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 12MondayThe Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
Dec 12MondayFeast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian 
Dec 13TuesdayNational Guard BirthdayObservance 
Dec 15ThursdayBill of Rights DayObservance 
Dec 17SaturdayPan American Aviation DayObservance 
Dec 17SaturdayWright Brothers DayObservance 
Dec 18SundayInternational Migrants DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 18SundayArabic Language DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 20TuesdayInternational Human Solidarity DayUnited Nations observance 
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 23FridayChristmas Eve observedState HolidayAR, KS**, KY, MI, NC, ND, OK, SC, TX, VA**, WI
Dec 23FridayWashington's BirthdayState HolidayIndiana
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveState HolidayAR, KS**, KY, MI, NC, ND, OK, SC, TX, VA**, WI
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance, Christian 
Dec 25SundayChanukah/Hanukkah (first day)Jewish holiday 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayState HolidayAll except TX
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayFederal Holiday 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayState HolidayTexas
Dec 26MondayKwanzaa (first day)Observance 
Dec 26MondayChristmas Day (substitute)State HolidayAll except TX
Dec 26MondayChristmas Day (substitute)Federal Holiday 
Dec 26MondayDay After Christmas DayState HolidayKS, NC, SC, TX
Dec 27TuesdayWashington's BirthdayState HolidayGeorgia
Dec 30FridayNew Year's Eve observedState HolidayLA, MI, WI
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveState HolidayLA, MI, WI
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in some communities of this state.

** Observed only in part of this state.

*** Optional holiday in this state.

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