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United States Public Holidays


Public Holidays in United States

If you're planning a trip to the United States of America, it's worth considering the dates of the American public holidays.
The USA has eleven Federal holidays - ten that are annual and one that happens every four years (Inauguration Day).
In general, when a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday the holiday is usually observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).

Ultimately, it is up to each state to decide whether, when and how each of these Federal holidays is observed.
In addition, individual states have their own holidays such as Alaska Day, Truman Day in Missouri, Good Friday in Louisiana, and Mardi Gras in several states including Mississippi.

Unlike in many European countries, the United States are fairly relaxed about observance of these holidays. Most retailers, for example, are closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas, whilst private businesses often only observe the so called "big six" holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).

American Public Holidays & Bank Holidays
Sunday January 1 - New Year's Day

Monday January 16 - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday February 20 - Washingtons Birthday (Presidents Day)

Monday May 28 - Memorial Day

Monday July 4 - Independence Day

Monday September 3 - Labor Day

Monday October 8 - Columbus Day

Sunday November 11 - Veterans Day

Thursday November 22 - Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday December 25 - Christmas Day

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Tuesday January 1st 2013 - New Year's Day

Monday January 21st 2013 - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday February 18th 2013 - Washingtons Birthday Presidents Day

Monday May 27th 2013 - Memorial Day

Thursday July 4th 2013 - Independence Day

Monday September 2nd 2013 - Labor Day

Monday October 14th 2013 - Columbus Day

Monday November 11th 2013 - Veterans Day

Thursday November 21st 2013 - Thanksgiving Day

Wednesday December 25th 2013 - Christmas Day

Tuesday December 31st 2013 - Christmas  

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To view public holidays for other countries & locations in the world, try our Worldwide Public Holidays section


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