U.S. Holidays

National Holidays and Celebrations


New Year’s – January 1st

Martin Luther King Day – January 15th (since assassination in 1968)

Valentine’s Day – February 14th

Presidents’ Day – Third Monday in February

St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th

Easter – Sunday in April (Varies)

Memorial Day – Fourth Monday of May

Fourth of July – July 4th (signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776)

Labor Day – First Monday in September

Jewish High Holy Days – Throughout September

Columbus Day – Second Monday in October

Halloween – October 31st

Veterans Day – November 11th 

Thanksgiving – The fourth Thursday in November, (dates back to 1621)

Christmas – December 25th


Source: “Portrait of the USA” US Department of State