Calendar and Dates of Public Holidays in the USA

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York, 2006
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York, 2006 (martha_chapa95 / CC-by)

The United States of America recognizes many holidays, both religious and non-religious, throughout the year. Some are celebrated nationally, while others are recognized in certain states only. In total, there are ten official federal holidays, which means that all non-essential government offices and most private sector businesses are closed1. The two largest globally celebrated days are Christmas Day and New Year's Day2. The two largest secular, uniquely American holidays are the Fourth of July, which celebrates the date America gained independence from the United Kingdom, and Thanksgiving, which is a day to reflect on the founding of America and to give thanks23.

There are many other holidays which are not widely recognized and are specific to certain states, mainly for historical reasons4. In addition, there are many unofficial holidays, where celebrations and traditions may take place, but government offices, schools, and private businesses are still open.

Public Holidays Dates 2018, 2019 and 2020

This page lists all public holidays dates in the USA, click on a holiday to have more informations on its origins. You may also check out the celebrations page:

New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 1st 2018
  • Tuesday, January 1st 2019
  • Wednesday, January 1st 2020
Martin Luther King's Birthday
  • Monday, January 15th 2018
  • Monday, January 21st 2019
  • Monday, January 20th 2020
Presidents' Day
  • Monday, February 19th 2018
  • Monday, February 18th 2019
  • Monday, February 17th 2020
Memorial Day
  • Monday, May 28th 2018
  • Monday, May 27th 2019
  • Monday, May 25th 2020
Independence Day
  • Wednesday, July 4th 2018
  • Thursday, July 4th 2019
  • Saturday, July 4th 2020 (observed Friday, July 3rd)
Labor Day
  • Monday, September 3rd 2018
  • Monday, September 2nd 2019
  • Monday, September 7th 2020
Columbus Day
  • Monday, October 8th 2018
  • Monday, October 14th 2019
  • Monday, October 12th 2020
Veterans Day
  • Sunday, November 11th 2018 (observed Monday, November 12th)
  • Monday, November 11th 2019
  • Wednesday, November 11th 2020
  • Thursday, November 22nd 2018
  • Thursday, November 28th 2019
  • Thursday, November 26th 2020
  • Tuesday, December 25th 2018
  • Wednesday, December 25th 2019
  • Friday, December 25th 2020


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