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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.

Statue of Thomas Jefferson in memorial building.
Thomas Jefferson, the man who drafted the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

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.

Public Life

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
SunApr 132014Thomas Jefferson's BirthdayObservance 
MonApr 132015Thomas Jefferson's BirthdayObservance 
WedApr 132016Thomas Jefferson's BirthdayObservance 
ThuApr 132017Thomas Jefferson's BirthdayObservance 
FriApr 132018Thomas Jefferson's BirthdayObservance 
SatApr 132019Thomas Jefferson's BirthdayObservance 
MonApr 132020Thomas Jefferson's BirthdayObservance 

Quick Facts

Americans celebrate president Thomas Jefferson's Birthday on April 13.

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019


Name in other languages

Thomas Jefferson's BirthdayEnglish
Natalicio de Thomas JeffersonSpanish
יום הולדתו של תומס ג'פרסוןHebrew
عيد ميلاد توماس جيفرسونArabic
토머스 제퍼슨의 생일Korean
Thomas Jeffersons fødselsdagNorwegian
Geburtstag von Thomas JeffersonGerman

List of dates for other years

Related holiday

  • Washington's Birthday – Monday, February 19, 2018, Friday, November 23, 2018, Monday, December 24, 2018

Other holidays in April 2019 in the United States

Fun Holiday on April 13, 2019

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