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Colorado Day in the United States

Colorado Day is celebrated on August 1 each year in Colorado, a western state of the United States (U.S.).

Is Colorado Day a Public Holiday?

This is not a public holiday. Government and public offices, businesses, and schools are not closed on this day but may hold special events and outreach programs to commemorate the annual observance.

Denver State Capitol Building with mountain view, in Colorado.

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Celebrate Colorado Day

Some museums offer free admissions to the public and a number of businesses in Colorado offer special deals or discounts for products and services to celebrate the day.

Public Life

Colorado Day is a state observance on August 1. It is not a public holiday in the U.S., so most businesses, public offices, schools and colleges are open except for if the date falls on a non-working day.

About Colorado Day

On August 1, 1876, president Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado as a state. Colorado Day was celebrated as a state holiday on August 1 for many years, and then was moved to the first Monday in August, most likely after the time the U.S. Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill in 1968. The day no longer became a public holiday, but rather an observance, when the state started observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a public holiday in 1985.

Colorado Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2017TueAug 1Colorado DayState ObservanceColorado
2018WedAug 1Colorado DayState ObservanceColorado
2019ThuAug 1Colorado DayState ObservanceColorado
2020SatAug 1Colorado DayState ObservanceColorado
2021SunAug 1Colorado DayState ObservanceColorado
2022MonAug 1Colorado DayState ObservanceColorado
2023TueAug 1Colorado DayState ObservanceColorado
2024ThuAug 1Colorado DayState ObservanceColorado
2025FriAug 1Colorado DayState ObservanceColorado
2026SatAug 1Colorado DayState ObservanceColorado
2027SunAug 1Colorado DayState ObservanceColorado

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