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Marine Corps Birthday in the United States

The Marine Corps Birthday is on November 10 and celebrates the establishment of the US Marine Corp in 1775.

Marine in dress uniform saluting the American flag.
Marine Corps Birthday is on November 10.
Marine Corps Birthday is on November 10.
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Internal Celebration

The day is mainly celebrated by personnel, veterans, or other people related to the Marine Corps. Usually, it is marked with a Marine Corps Birthday Ball with a formal dinner, birthday cake, and entertainment. The first ball was held in 1925.

Revolutionary Result

The US Marine Corps started as the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775. On that date, the Second Continental Congress decided that they needed 2 battalions of Marines to serve as landing forces with the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783).

After the war, the Continental Navy was dismantled, and as a consequence the Marines as well. However, after increasing conflict with revolutionary France, the Marine Corps was formally re-established.

US Marine Corps Today

The United States Marine Corps is the US Armed Forces' combined-arms task force on land, at sea, and in the air. It has more than 180,000 active duty personnel as well as almost 40,000 personnel in the Marine Corps Reserve.

Marine Corps Birthday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
WedNov 102010Marine Corps BirthdayObservance 
ThuNov 102011Marine Corps BirthdayObservance 
SatNov 102012Marine Corps BirthdayObservance 
SunNov 102013Marine Corps BirthdayObservance 
MonNov 102014Marine Corps BirthdayObservance 
TueNov 102015Marine Corps BirthdayObservance 
ThuNov 102016Marine Corps BirthdayObservance 
FriNov 102017Marine Corps BirthdayObservance 
SatNov 102018Marine Corps BirthdayObservance 
SunNov 102019Marine Corps BirthdayObservance 
TueNov 102020Marine Corps BirthdayObservance 

Quick Facts

Marine Corps Birthday celebrates the establishment of the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 1775.

Marine Corps Birthday 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Marine Corps Birthday 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Marine Corps BirthdayEnglish
Cumpleaños del Marine CorpsSpanish
יום הולדת חיל נחתיםHebrew
عيد ميلاد مشاة البحريةArabic
해병대 생일Korean
Grunnlegging av Marine CorpsNorwegian
Geburtstag der Marine CorpsGerman

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in November 2018 in the United States

United Nation Holiday on November 10, 2018

Fun Holidays on November 10, 2018

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