U.S. Holiday List

The following list includes federal holidays as well as other national celebrations, festivals and observances which are commonly marked in the United States.

When Holiday / Occasion Notes
January 1 New Year’s Day Federal Holiday
Third Monday in January Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday
February 2 Groundhog Day
February or March
(date varies)
February or March
(date varies)
May occur as early as February 3 or as late as March 9.
February 14 Valentine’s Day
Third Monday in February Presidents’ Day / Washington’s Birthday Federal Holiday
The Sunday before Easter Palm Sunday
First Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon Easter
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
April 1 April Fools’ Day
April 22 Earth Day
Last Friday in April Arbor Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
Second Sunday of May Mother’s Day
Third Saturday in May Armed Forces Day
Last Monday in May Memorial Day Federal Holiday
June 14 Flag Day
Third Sunday of June Father’s Day
July 4 Independence Day Federal Holiday
First Monday in September Labor Day Federal Holiday
First Sunday after Labor Day Grandparent’s Day
September 11 Patriot Day / National Day of Service and Remembrance
September 17 Constitution Day
Second Monday in October Columbus Day Federal Holiday
October 31 Halloween
November 11 Veterans Day Federal Holiday
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day Federal Holiday
Friday following Thanksgiving Day Black Friday
Monday following Black Friday Cyber Monday
December 7 Pearl Harbor Day
December 25 Christmas Federal Holiday
December 26 through January 1 Kwanzaa

Jewish Holidays
Actual dates depend on the Hebrew calendar.

  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Sukkot
  • Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
  • Hanukkah
  • Tu Bishvat
  • Purim
  • Passover
  • Lag Ba’Omer
  • Shavuot


Hindu Holidays
Actual dates depend on the Hindu calendar.

  • Holi
  • Diwali


Muslim Holidays
Actual dates depend on the Muslim calendar.

  • Ramadan
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Eid al-Adha