Day After Christmas Day in the United States
The Day after Christmas Day occurs during the Christmas vacation period for most schools in the United States and is a public holiday in some states on December 26.
Celebrate the Day
December 26 is a day off for most workers where it's a state holiday. In places where it's not a public holiday, most families use up a vacation day, as most schools are closed. US presidents have given federal government workers either a full or half day off in some years.
Kwanzaa is another popular American observance post-Christmas.
What's Open or Closed?
The Day after Christmas is a public holiday in some states, including Kansas, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. Government offices, educational institutions and many businesses are usually closed in these states.
About the Day after Christmas Day
December 26 follows from Christmas Day, which is when most Christians in the U.S. celebrate the birth of Jesus, whom they believe is the son of God. Christmas is often combined with customs from pre-Christian winter celebrations. The Bible does not give a precise date for the birth of Jesus. It is also unclear when December 25 became associated with the birth of Jesus, although it may have been around two hundred years after his birth.
Day After Christmas Day Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Sun||Dec 26||2010||Day After Christmas Day||State holiday||Texas|
|Mon||Dec 26||2011||Day After Christmas Day||State holiday||Texas|
|Wed||Dec 26||2012||Day After Christmas Day||State holiday||Texas|
|Thu||Dec 26||2013||Day After Christmas Day||State holiday||KS, NC, NH, SC, TX|
|Fri||Dec 26||2014||Day After Christmas Day||State holiday||KS, KY, NC, NC, NH, SC, TX, VA|
|Sat||Dec 26||2015||Day After Christmas Day||State holiday||KS, KY, NC, NH, SC, TX|
|Sat||Dec 26||2015||Day After Christmas Day||Observance|
|Mon||Dec 26||2016||Day After Christmas Day||State holiday||KS, KY, NC, NH, SC, TX|
|Tue||Dec 26||2017||Day After Christmas Day||State holiday||KS, KY, NC, NH, SC, TX|
|Wed||Dec 26||2018||Day After Christmas Day||State holiday||KS, KY, NC, NH, SC, TX|
|Thu||Dec 26||2019||Day After Christmas Day||State holiday||KS, KY, NC, NH, SC, TX|
|Sat||Dec 26||2020||Day After Christmas Day||State holiday||KS, KY, NC, NH, SC, TX|
Quick FactsSome states in the United States observe the Day after Christmas Day as a public holiday.
Day After Christmas Day 2018Wednesday, December 26, 2018 (local in Kansas, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas)
Day After Christmas Day 2019Thursday, December 26, 2019 (local in Kansas, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas)
Name in other languages
|Day After Christmas Day||English|
|Día después de la Navidad||Spanish|
|יום שני של חג המולד||Hebrew|
|크리스마스 다음 날||Korean|
|Tag nach Weihnachten||German|
Other holidays in December 2018 in the United States
- First Sunday of Advent – Sunday, December 2, 2018
- Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day) – Monday, December 3, 2018
- St Nicholas' Day – Thursday, December 6, 2018
- Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Friday, December 7, 2018
- Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Saturday, December 8, 2018
- Last Day of Chanukah – Monday, December 10, 2018
- Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Wednesday, December 12, 2018
- National Guard Birthday – Thursday, December 13, 2018
- Pan American Aviation Day – Monday, December 17, 2018
- Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24, 2018
- Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25, 2018
- Kwanzaa (until Jan 1) – Wednesday, December 26, 2018
- New Year's Eve – Monday, December 31, 2018