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.
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.
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
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Wed||Nov 10||2010||Marine Corps Birthday||Observance|
|Thu||Nov 10||2011||Marine Corps Birthday||Observance|
|Sat||Nov 10||2012||Marine Corps Birthday||Observance|
|Sun||Nov 10||2013||Marine Corps Birthday||Observance|
|Mon||Nov 10||2014||Marine Corps Birthday||Observance|
|Tue||Nov 10||2015||Marine Corps Birthday||Observance|
|Thu||Nov 10||2016||Marine Corps Birthday||Observance|
|Fri||Nov 10||2017||Marine Corps Birthday||Observance|
|Sat||Nov 10||2018||Marine Corps Birthday||Observance|
|Sun||Nov 10||2019||Marine Corps Birthday||Observance|
|Tue||Nov 10||2020||Marine Corps Birthday||Observance|
Quick FactsMarine Corps Birthday celebrates the establishment of the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 1775.
Marine Corps Birthday 2018Saturday, November 10, 2018
Marine Corps Birthday 2019Sunday, November 10, 2019
Name in other languages
|Marine Corps Birthday||English|
|Cumpleaños del Marine Corps||Spanish|
|יום הולדת חיל נחתים||Hebrew|
|عيد ميلاد مشاة البحرية||Arabic|
|Grunnlegging av Marine Corps||Norwegian|
|Geburtstag der Marine Corps||German|
Other holidays in November 2018 in the United States
- All Saints' Day – Thursday, November 1, 2018
- All Souls' Day – Friday, November 2, 2018
- New York City Marathon – Sunday, November 4, 2018
- Election Day – Tuesday, November 6, 2018
- Return Day Delaware – Thursday, November 8, 2018
- Veterans Day – Sunday, November 11, 2018
- Veterans Day observed – Monday, November 12, 2018
- The Prophet's Birthday – Wednesday, November 21, 2018
- Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 22, 2018
- State Holiday – Friday, November 23, 2018
- Cyber Monday – Monday, November 26, 2018