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Day After Thanksgiving in the United States

The Day After Thanksgiving is also known as Black Friday. It is a holiday in more than 20 states.

Is Day After Thanksgiving a Public Holiday?

Day After Thanksgiving is a public holiday in 22 states, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

A woman walking in a shopping mall carrying several bags labeled "Black Friday".

Bargain shopping on the Day After Thanksgiving.


The Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday in November, and it is celebrated widely by Americans. Schools and universities are closed for the entire Thanksgiving weekend. It is a time for family celebration on the Thursday, and many spend the day after — which is also known as Black Friday — bargain shopping.

The Friday after Thanksgiving is a state holiday in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Georgians Celebrate Robert E. Lee

In Georgia, it is also a state holiday. Georgians have chosen this day to commemorate the birth of Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate army during the American Civil War in the 1860s. HIs birthday is also a holiday in other states, however on different dates.

Day After Thanksgiving Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2016FriNov 25Day After ThanksgivingState holiday20 states
2016FriNov 25Family DayState holidayNevada
2016FriNov 25Acadian DayState holidayLouisiana
2017FriNov 24Day After ThanksgivingState holiday20 states
2017FriNov 24Family DayState holidayNevada
2017FriNov 24Acadian DayState holidayLouisiana
2018FriNov 23Day After ThanksgivingState holiday20 states
2018FriNov 23Family DayState holidayNevada
2018FriNov 23Acadian DayState holidayLouisiana
2019FriNov 29Day After ThanksgivingState holiday20 states
2019FriNov 29Family DayState holidayNevada
2019FriNov 29Acadian DayState holidayLouisiana
2020FriNov 27Day After ThanksgivingState holiday20 states
2020FriNov 27Family DayState holidayNevada
2020FriNov 27Acadian DayState holidayLouisiana
2021FriNov 26Day After ThanksgivingState holiday20 states
2021FriNov 26Family DayState holidayNevada
2021FriNov 26Acadian DayState holidayLouisiana
2022FriNov 25Day After ThanksgivingState holiday20 states
2022FriNov 25Family DayState holidayNevada
2022FriNov 25Acadian DayState holidayLouisiana
2023FriNov 24Day After ThanksgivingState holiday20 states
2023FriNov 24Family DayState holidayNevada
2023FriNov 24Acadian DayState holidayLouisiana
2024FriNov 29Day After ThanksgivingState holiday20 states
2024FriNov 29Family DayState holidayNevada
2024FriNov 29Acadian DayState holidayLouisiana
2025FriNov 28Day After ThanksgivingState holiday20 states
2025FriNov 28Family DayState holidayNevada
2025FriNov 28Acadian DayState holidayLouisiana
2026FriNov 27Day After ThanksgivingState holiday20 states
2026FriNov 27Family DayState holidayNevada
2026FriNov 27Acadian DayState holidayLouisiana

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.