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List and dates of U.S. Federal Legal Holidays plus many popular national celebrations include Christmas, Independence Day, Super Bowl, Halloween, Mother's Day, Father's Day, St. Patrick's Day, National Ice Cream Day, Thanksgiving, Woodward Dream Cruise (car cruise) and more.


Federal Holidays 2024

Memorial Day is May 27, 2024 Monday.

Juneteenth is June 19, 2024 Wednesday.

Independence Day is July 4, 2024 Thursday.

Labor Day is September 2, 2024 Monday.

Columbus Day (observed) is October 14, 2024 Monday.

Veterans' Day is November 11, 2024 Monday.

Thanksgiving is November 28, 2024 Thursday.

Christmas is December 25, 2024 Wednesday.

Federal Holidays 2025

New Year's Day is January 1, 2025 Wednesday.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 20, 2025 Monday.

Inauguration Day is January 20, 2025 Monday.

Washington's Birthday / Presidents' Day is February 17, 2025 Monday.

Extra Federal Holiday every 4th year: Inauguration Day. Not a public holiday, it happens on Jan 20th after the U.S. Presedential Election.

(observed) – when a federal holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, many Federal, State, City, Postal, Bank employees, and some other workers get paid not to work. When holiday is on Saturday, the preceding Friday is their paid day off. When holiday is on Sunday, the following Monday is their paid day off. click → Office of Personnel Management


2024 USA Holidays Popular Celebrations Observances

March 17, 2024 (sunday)  St. Patrick's Day – celebrating Irish culture. [March 17th every year]  www.st-patricks-day.com

March 29, 2024 (friday)  National Vietnam War Veterans Day. [always March 29]

March 29, 2024  Good Friday. the Friday before Easter Sunday, U.S. stock market is closed.

March 31, 2024  Easter (Easter Sunday)

April 1, 2024 (monday)  April Fool's Day. [always April 1].

April 6, 2024 (saturday)  National Tartan Day, celebrating Scottish Americans. April 6th every year.  americanscottishfoundation.com

April 7, 2024 (sunday)  National Beer Day, April 7th every year.  Wikipedia

April 8, 2024 (monday)  Total Solar Eclipse in United States.  NASA

April 8, 2024 (monday)  NCAA March Madness Mens College Basketball Championship Title game.  www.ncaa.com/march-madness

April 13, 2024 (saturday)  Thomas Jefferson's birthday. [always April 13]. born April 13, 1743.

April 15, 2024 (monday)  Tax Day – last day to file federal taxes without penalty is April 15 except if it's on a Saturday or Sunday. U.S. Debt Per Citizen is growing by the second, see → U.S. National Debt Clock

April 20, 2024 (saturday)  Record Store Day, honors brick and mortar music record stores.  recordstoreday.com   fb

April 24, 2024 (wednesday)  National Administrative Professionals Day (Secretaries Day, Admin Day).  info

May 1, 2024 (wednesday)  Loyalty Day. [May 1st every year].

May 2, 2024 (thursday)  National Day of Prayer, a day for all faiths to pray for our nation and its leaders. [first Thursday in May]

May 4, 2024 (saturday)  Kentucky Derby horse race.

May 5, 2024 (sunday)  Cinco de Mayo, Mexican celebration. [always May 5]  www.timeanddate.com/...cinco-de-mayo

May 12, 2024 (sunday)  Mother's Day. [2nd sunday in May]

May 15, 2024 (wednesday)  Peace Officers Memorial Day. [always May 15] a day in honor of Federal, State, local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.  research.archives.gov/id/299877

May 18, 2024 (saturday)  Armed Forces Day [3rd saturday in May]

May 22, 2024 (wednesday)  National Maritime Day [always May 22]

May 27, 2024 (monday)  Memorial Day [last Monday in May]

June 7, 2024 (friday)  National Doughnut Day. [first Friday in June]

June 13-16, 2024  U.S. Open Golf Championship in North Carolina.

June 14, 2024 (friday)  Flag Day USA [always June 14]

June 15-16, 2024  Red Pill Expo – in Rapid City, South Dakota. “Helping truth seekers understand how the world really works.”  redpilluniversity.org / expo

June 16, 2024 (sunday)  Father's Day. [3rd sunday in June]

June 19, 2024 (wednesday)  Juneteenth [always June 19]

July 4, 2024 (thursday)  Independence Day USA. [always July 4th]
Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776.
see → Why We Celebrate July 4th

July 21, 2024 (sunday)  National Ice Cream Day. [3rd sunday in July] details

July 28, 2024 (sunday)  Parents' Day. [4th Sunday in July]

TBA July 2024  World Ivermectin Day - awareness about the life-saving benefits of the medicine Ivermectin. 4th sat in July. worldivermectinday.org

August 2-11, 2024  Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 82nd, in Sturgis, South Dakota.  www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com

August 17, 2024 (saturday)  Woodward Dream Cruise. World famous car cruise in metro Detroit. This is actually a week's worth of showing classic cars, specialty vehicles, and cruisin. Over one million people attend each year.  www.woodwarddreamcruise.com

August 19, 2023 (monday)  National Aviation Day. [always Aug 19]

September 2, 2024 (monday)  Labor Day. [first Monday in Sept]

September 7, 20224 (saturday)  National Beer Lover's Day, Sept. 7th every year.  nationaldaycalendar.com/...

September 8, 2024 (sunday)  National Grandparents Day. [first sunday after Labor Day]

September 11, 2024 (wednesday)  9/11 Remembrance Day / Patriot Day [September 11th every year] – observance to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist plane attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and other targets on Sept 11, 2001.

September 16, 2024 (monday)  Stepfamily Day. [Sept 16th every year]  www.census.gov/...

September 17, 2024 (tuesday)  Constitution Day & Citizenship Day [always Sept 17]. The United States Constitution signed on September 17, 1787. It was Ratified on March 4, 1789. Read our Constitution: constitutionus.com

September 20, 2024 (friday)  National POW/MIA Recognition Day. [3rd friday in Sept]

September 21, 2024 (saturday)  International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”).  internationaldayofpeace.org

September 27, 2024 (friday)  Native American Day. [4th friday in September] but observed many different days.

September 29, 2024 (sunday)  National Coffee Day (U.S.) [Sept 29 every year], international coffee day is Oct 1 every year.

October 14, 2024 (monday)  Columbus Day. [2nd monday in Oct]

October 16, 2024 (wednesday)  Boss's Day (National Bosses Day). [Oct 16th every year]. If on a saturday or sunday, it is observed on the work day closest to the 16th.

October 19, 2024 (saturday)  Sweetest Day. [3rd saturday in Oct]

October 31, 2024 (thursday)  Halloween (Halloween Day) [Oct 31st every year]

November 5, 2024 (tuesday)  Election Day. [tuesday following the first monday in Nov]

November 5-8, 2024  SEMA Show the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, in Las Vegas.  www.semashow.com

November 11, 2024 (monday)  Veterans' Day – Thank you for your service!

November 28, 2024 (thursday)  Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving Day). [4th thursday in Nov]

December 7, 2024 (saturday)  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day [Dec 7th every year]. USA attacked in 1941, brought us into WWII.  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Pearl_Harbor_Remembrance_Day

December 17, 2024 (tuesday)  Wright Brothers Day. [always Dec 17]

TBA 2024  America Fest  (AMFEST) www.amfest.com   tpusa.com

December 25, 2024 (wednesday)  Christmas [always Dec 25]

December 25, 2024 - January 2, 2025  Hanukkah (Chanukah, Chanukkah)  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah   www.jewfaq.org/holiday7.htm

December 31, 2024 (tuesday)  New Year's Eve. [always Dec 31]


2025 USA Holidays Popular Celebrations Observances

January 1, 2025 (wednesday)  New Year's Day   [always Jan 1]

January 7-10, 2025  CES (Consumer Electronics Show) – tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada.  www.ces.tech

January 10-20, 2025  North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show). naias.com

January 20, 2025 (monday)  Martin Luther King Jr. Day. [3rd monday in Jan]

January 20, 2025 (monday)  Inauguration Day

January 20, 2025 (monday)  College Football Championship Game. info

January 23, 2025 (thursday)  National Pie Day. [always Jan 23]  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Pie_Day

January 24, 2025 (friday)  Gobal Belly Laugh Day. [always Jan 24]  bellylaughday.com

TBA January 2025 (friday)  National March for Life in Washington, D.C.  marchforlife.org

February 1, 2025 (saturday)  National Freedom Day. [always Feb 1]

February 2, 2025 (sunday)  Groundhog Day. [always Feb 2]

February 9, 2025 (sunday)  Super Bowl 2025 / Super Bowl LIX (59) in New Orleans, Louisiana.  www.nfl.com/super-bowl

February 9, 2025 (sunday)  National Pizza Day. [always Feb 9].  info

TBA 2025  Chicago Auto Show  www.chicagoautoshow.com

February 12, 2025 (wednesday)  Lincoln's Birthday. [always Feb 12]. Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States.

February 14, 2025 (friday)  St. Valentine's Day. [always Feb 14]

February 17, 2025 (monday)  Washington's Birthday / Presidents' Day (observed). [3rd monday in Feb]

March 4, 2025 (tuesday)  Mardi Gras Carnival in New Orleans, LA.  www.mardigrasneworleans.com

March 4, 2025 (tuesday)  Fat Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday, day before Lent starts.

March 5, 2025 (wednesday)  Ash Wednesday, begining of Lent.



U.S. Daylight Savings Time 2024
• STARTS: March 10, 2024 at 2 a.m. (set clocks AHEAD one hour)
• ENDS: November 3, 2024 at 2 a.m. (set clocks BACK one hour)

U.S. daylight savings time future start and end dates...
start: move clocks AHEAD one hour at 2am on second Sunday in March.
end: move clocks BACK one hour at 2am on first Sunday in November.

SEASONS 2023    Spring – Summer – Fall (Autumn) – Winter
March 19, 2024 – Vernal Equinox – beginning of Spring.
June 20, 2024 – June Solstice – beginning of Summer.
September 22, 2024 – September Equinox – beginning of Autumn (Fall).
December 21, 2024 – December Solstice – beginning of Winter.



More American Patriotic and National Observances

UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES BIRTHDAYS
• ARMY birthday – June 14th
• COAST GUARD birthday – August 4th  [U.S. Coast Guard established 4 August 1790]
• AIR FORCE birthday – September 18th
• NAVY birthday – October 13th
• MARINE CORPS birthday – November 10th
• SPACE FORCE birthday – December 20 [established Dec 20, 2019]

• Washington's Birthday: February 22nd (traditional date, not observed date)
• National Poison Prevention Week: third week in March
• Law Day, U.S.A.: May 1st every year
• Police Week: week which has May 15th in it
• National Flag Week: the week in which June 14th falls
• Honor America Days: June 14th through July 4th
• Constitution Week: September 17th through September 23rd
• Gold Star Mother's Day: last Sunday in September (Sept. 24, 2023)
• Leif Erikson Day: October 9th every year



Several Important Dates in U.S. History

Why We Celebrate July 4th and What Our independence Is Really All About.

Boston Tea Party – December 16, 1773. A protest to the Tea Act (tax imposed on tea by England). England trying to force people in the colonies to pay that tax was a big catalyst to our independence and becoming The United States Of America. The modern day Tea Party (TEA - Taxed Enough Already) is not a political party. They are individuals and organizations who resemble our forefathers who protested that tax by England. Read about this, see similarities to today.  www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/teaparty.htm

Declaration of Independence – Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776. Read it!  www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript

In The Declaration of Independence, it clearly states ...
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.”

The United States Constitution (Constitution of the United States of America), September 17, 1787. Ratified on March 4, 1789. Read the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights → constitutionus.com

Here is the Preamble of the Constitution...
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

U.S. Civil War – was from 1861 to 1865. timeline

World War I (World War 1) – July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918. The U.S. Congress officially declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. WWI information and resources

World War II (World War 2, WW2) – 1939 to 1945. The U.S. officially declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. WWII timeline details



Popular Sports Events and Special Events in the U.S.

College Football Championship Game is January 20, 2025 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Super Bowl LIX (59) (Super Bowl 2025) is February 9, 2025 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  www.nfl.com/super-bowl

Daytona 500 is February 18, 2024 (Sunday). Nascar race, usually the 3rd or 4th Sunday in February.

• Mardi Gras Carnival – February 13, 2024 in New Orleans, Louisiana. annual nationally known event for parades and grand outlandish partying.  info site  Future Dates

Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida. March 1-10, 2024. motorcycles and partying.

March Madness (NCAA Division 1 Mens College Basketball Title Tournament) – annually starts in mid-March. Title Game on April 8, 2024.

WrestleMania 40 – April 6+7, 2024.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (National Hockey League) – annual, starts in April, finals in June.

NBA Playoffs (National Basketball Association) – annual, starts in April, finals in June.

Kentucky Derby: May 4, 2024. Horse racing (first Saturday in May).

Preakness Stakes: May 18, 2024. Horse racing (two weeks after Kentucky Derby).

Indianapolis 500: May 26, 2024. (Sunday of Memorial Weekend).

Belmont Stakes: June 8, 2024. Horse racing (three weeks after the Preakness).

U.S. Open Golf Championship: June 13-16, 2024 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – 82nd in Sturgis, South Dakota: August 2-11, 2024. lots of motorcycles and partying.

Woodward Dream Cruise is August 17, 2024. Annual World Famous Car Cruise held in Metro Detroit, Michigan, and celebrated all week leading up to the official day. The WDC is attended by about one million people annually on the third Saturday in August.

World Series (MLB) – annual Major League Baseball championship series, usually starts in late October.


on a related note... below are the next Olympics dates and locations.

Summer Olympics 2024 (XXXIII Olympiad - Olympic Summer Games) is July 26 to August 11, 2024 in Paris, France. Paralympic games are August 28 to September 8, 2024.  www.paris2024.org/en   olympics.com/en

Winter Olympics 2026 (XXV Olympic Winter Games) is February 6 to 22, 2026 in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.  olympics.com/en/olympic-games/milano-cortina-2026



   More Sports Info ...
• Professional Golf: www.pga.com and www.pgatour.com
• NASCAR Car Racing: www.nascar.com (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing)



Bonus: More Websites about Holidays and Popular Dates

National Day Calendar

Brownielocksbizarre, crazy, silly, unknown holidays and observances

When Is – dates of religious and civil holidays around the world.

Holiday Smart

time and date.com – calendar dates & many holiday dates

www.holidayinsights.com

World Ivermectin Day - “We have an incredibly positive and uplifting message to share: Ivermectin treats and prevents COVID and it is the key to unlocking the never-ending cycle of pandemic peaks and personal restrictions and will help restart economies,” Dr. Tess Lawrie said. Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care (FLCCC) Alliance and the British Ivermectin Recommendation Development (BIRD) group said the event’s focus was to let more people know that the antiparasitic drug can treat COVID-19, possibly end the pandemic, and help eliminate fear of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. worldivermectinday.org