Thomas Jefferson's Birthday in the United States
The birthday of Thomas Jefferson, who was the United States' third president, is an annual national legal observance on April 13 . He was the principal author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and is known as one of the country's founding fathers.
Celebrate Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday celebrations are coordinated by community groups, organizations and venues dedicated to the president, such as the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center at Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Public ceremonies, leadership awards, educational games for kids and other activities are held on this day.
Presidents' Day also honors Jefferson, fellow president George Washington, and other U.S. presidents.
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday is a national legal observance in the U.S.
About Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia, on April 13, 1743. He played a key role in shaping American politics and drafted the United States' Declaration of Independence. He was the nation's first secretary of state, second vice-president, and third president. He was strongly against oppressive governments and believed in freedom of speech and religion. He died at Monticello, Virginia, on July 4, 1826.
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Sun||Apr 13||2014||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Mon||Apr 13||2015||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Wed||Apr 13||2016||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Thu||Apr 13||2017||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Fri||Apr 13||2018||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Sat||Apr 13||2019||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
|Mon||Apr 13||2020||Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||Observance|
Quick FactsAmericans celebrate president Thomas Jefferson's Birthday on April 13.
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday 2018Friday, April 13, 2018
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday 2019Saturday, April 13, 2019
Name in other languages
|Thomas Jefferson's Birthday||English|
|Natalicio de Thomas Jefferson||Spanish|
|יום הולדתו של תומס ג'פרסון||Hebrew|
|عيد ميلاد توماس جيفرسون||Arabic|
|토머스 제퍼슨의 생일||Korean|
|Thomas Jeffersons fødselsdag||Norwegian|
|Geburtstag von Thomas Jefferson||German|
- Washington's Birthday – Monday, February 19, 2018, Friday, November 23, 2018, Monday, December 24, 2018
Other holidays in April 2019 in the United States
- César Chávez Day – Monday, April 1, 2019
- Pascua Florida Day – Tuesday, April 2, 2019
- Isra and Mi'raj – Wednesday, April 3, 2019
- National Tartan Day – Saturday, April 6, 2019
- National Library Workers' Day – Tuesday, April 9, 2019
- Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 14, 2019
- Tax Day – Monday, April 15, 2019
- Emancipation Day – Tuesday, April 16, 2019
- Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 18, 2019
- Good Friday – Friday, April 19, 2019
- Holy Saturday – Saturday, April 20, 2019
- Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 21, 2019
- Easter Monday – Monday, April 22, 2019
- Administrative Professionals Day – Wednesday, April 24, 2019
- Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day – Thursday, April 25, 2019
- Orthodox Good Friday – Friday, April 26, 2019
- Last Day of Passover – Saturday, April 27, 2019
- Orthodox Easter – Sunday, April 28, 2019
- Orthodox Easter Monday – Monday, April 29, 2019