United States Holidays

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New Years Day

01/01/2013

The first day of the Gregorian year and the "Feast of the Circumcision of Christ" . It is marked by making New Year's resolutions, parades, sporting events, fireworks.

MLK Day

01/21/2013

This holiday is in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. It is always observed on the third Monday in the month of January. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement in the United States.

President's Day

02/18/2013

President's Day is a national holiday celebrating George Washington's birthday. It is always recognized on the third Monday in the month of February.

Memorial Day

05/27/2013

Memorial Day is a national holiday recognizing those who have died serving our country in the armed forces. It is always observed on the last Monday in the month of May.

Independence Day

07/04/2013

Independence Day (frequently referred to as July 4th) is in observation of the United States freedom from Great Britain. It is always recognized on July 4th.

Labor Day

09/02/2013

Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September, that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.

Columbus Day

10/14/2013

This day observes the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. He arrived in the Americas on October 12, 1492.

Veteran's Day

11/11/2013

This is a day of recognition for ALL men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. This day should not be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who died while serving their country.

Thanksgiving Day

11/28/2013

This day is set aside for giving thanks for the previous year and the bountiful harvest. In some cases, it may have religious undertones, but it is also observes secularly.

Christmas Day

12/25/2013

Although observed by many as the birthday of Christ, it is also recognized by many as a civil holiday.

New Year's Eve

12/31/2013

In the Gregorian calendar, it is the last day of the calendar year. Usually it is marked by social gatherings, dances and fireworks as a way to welcome in a new year. Although not recognized as a legal holiday in the U.S., it is generally an observed holiday throughout the country.