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U.S. Holidays Celebrations Popular Dates
List and dates of U.S. Federal Legal Holidays plus many annual popular celebrations such as the Super Bowl, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, National Ice Cream Day, Woodward Dream Cruise (car cruise) and more.
Federal Holidays 2021
Federal Holidays 2022
New Year's Day federal employees holiday is Dec 31, 2021. Friday
New Year's Day is January 1, 2022. Saturday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 17, 2022. Monday
Washington's Birthday / Presidents' Day is February 21, 2022. Monday
Christmas is December 25, 2022. Sunday
December 26, 2022 (monday) Christmas federal employees holiday
Extra Federal Holiday every 4th year: Inauguration Day – next on January 20, 2025. It happens on Jan 20th after the U.S. Presedential Election, held every 4 years. Not a public holiday.
Federal Legal Holidays – banks and many government offices closed, no postal mail delivery. Most federal employees get paid not to work.
(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
2021 Popular USA Holidays Celebrations Observances
April 22, 2021 (thursday) Earth Day. [April 22nd every year] www.earthday.org
April 28, 2021 (wednesday) National Administrative Professionals Day (Secretaries Day, Admin Day). info
May 1, 2021 (saturday) Kentucky Derby horse race.
May 1, 2021 (saturday) Loyalty Day. [May 1st every year].
May 5, 2021 (wednesday) Cinco de Mayo, Mexican celebration. May 5th every year. www.timeanddate.com/...cinco-de-mayo
May 6, 2021 (thursday) National Day of Prayer. a day for all faiths to pray for our nation and its leaders. [first Thursday in May]
May 9, 2021 (sunday) Mother's Day. [2nd sunday in May]
May 15, 2021 (saturday) Peace Officers Memorial Day. [every May 15th] a day in honor of Federal, State, local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. research.archives.gov/id/299877
May 15, 2021 (saturday) Armed Forces Day [3rd saturday in May]
May 17, 2021 (monday) Tax Day (usually April 15) – last day to file federal taxes without penalty. U.S. Debt Per Citizen is now over 84 Thousand Dollars, Debt Per Taxpayer is over 223 Thousand Dollars! U.S. Debt is growing by the second, see → U.S. National Debt Clock
May 22, 2021 (saturday) National Maritime Day [May 22nd every year]
May 31, 2021 (monday) Memorial Day [last Monday in May]
June 4, 2021 (friday) National Doughnut Day. [first Friday in June]
June 12, 2021 (saturday) Record Store Day. (music record stores). recordstoreday.com
June 17-20 2021 U.S. Open Golf Championship in California.
June 20, 2021 (sunday) Father's Day. [3rd sunday in June]July 4, 2021 (sunday) Independence Day USA. [July 4th every year]
Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776.
see → Why We Celebrate July 4th
July 5, 2021 (monday) Independence Day observed, federal paid day off.
July 18, 2021 (sunday) National Ice Cream Day. [3rd sunday in July] details
July 25, 2021 (sunday) Parents' Day. [4th Sunday in July]
August 6-15, 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - 81st Annual - in Sturgis, South Dakota. www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com
August 8, 2021 (sunday) National CBD Day. [Aug 8th every year] details
August 19, 2021 (thursday) National Aviation Day. [Aug 19th every year]
August 21, 2021 (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. woodward_dream_cruise.html
September 6, 2021 (monday) Labor Day. [first Monday in Sept]
September 7, 2021 (tuesday) National Beer Lover's Day, Sept. 7th every year. nationaldaycalendar.com
September 11, 2021 (saturday) Patriot Day (a.k.a. 9/11) [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 12, 2021 (sunday) National Grandparents Day. [first sunday after Labor Day]
September 16, 2021 (thursday) Stepfamily Day. [Sept 16th every year] www.nationalstepfamilydayandweek.com
September 17, 2021 (friday) Constitution Day & Citizenship Day. [Sept 17th every year] If on a saturday or sunday, it's observed on work day closest to the 17th.
The United States Constitution signed on September 17, 1787. It was Ratified on March 4, 1789. Read our Constitution: constitutionus.com
September 17, 2021 (friday) National POW/MIA Recognition Day. [3rd friday in Sept]
September 24, 2021 (friday) Native American Day. [4th friday in September] but observed many different days.
September 29, 2021 (wednesday) National Coffee Day (U.S.) [Sept 29 every year], international coffee day is Oct 1 every year.
October 11, 2021 (monday) Columbus Day (observed). [2nd monday in Oct]
October 15, 2021 (friday) 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 16, 2021 (saturday) Sweetest Day. [3rd saturday in Oct]
October 31, 2021 (sunday) Halloween (Halloween Day) [Oct 31st every year]
November 2, 2021 (tuesday) Election Day (1st Tuesday in November).
November 2-5, 2021 SEMA Show the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, held in Las Vegas. https://www.semashow.com
November 11, 2021 (thursday) Veterans' Day – Thank you for your service!
November 25, 2021 (thursday) Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving Day). [4th thursday in Nov]
December 7, 2021 (tuesday) National 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, 2021 (friday) Wright Brothers Day. [Dec 17th every year]
December 24, 2021 (friday) Christmas Day off for federal unions/employees.
December 25, 2021 (saturday) Christmas [Christmas Day, Dec 25th every year]
December 31, 2021 (friday) New Year's Eve. [Dec 31st every year]
December 31, 2021 (friday) New Year's Day federal employees holiday
January 1, 2022 (saturday) New Year's Day [Jan 1st every year]
January 5-8, 2022 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) – tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. www.ces.tech
January 10, 2022 (monday) College Football Championship Game. info
January 17, 2022 (monday) Martin Luther King Jr. Day. [3rd monday in Jan]
January 23, 2022 (sunday) National Pie Day. [Jan 23 every year] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Pie_Day
January 24, 2022 (monday) Gobal Belly Laugh Day. [Jan 24th every year] www.bellylaughday.com
February 1, 2022 (tuesday) National Freedom Day. [Feb 1st every year]
February 2, 2022 (wednesday) Groundhog Day. [Feb 2nd every year]
February 6, 2022 (sunday) Super Bowl Sunday - Super Bowl 2022 / Super Bowl LVI (56) in Inglewood, California. www.nfl.com/super-bowl
February 9, 2022 (wednesday) National Pizza Day. [Feb 9th every year]. info
February 12, 2022 (saturday) Lincoln's Birthday. [Feb 12th every year]. Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States.
February 14, 2022 (monday) St. Valentine's Day . [Feb 14th every year]
February 21, 2022 (monday) Washington's Birthday / Presidents' Day (observed). [3rd monday in Feb]
March 1, 2022 (tuesday) Mardi Gras Carnival in New Orleans, LA. www.mardigrasneworleans.com
March 1, 2022 (tuesday) Fat Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday, day before Lent starts.
March 2, 2022 (wednesday) Ash Wednesday, begining of Lent.
March 17, 2022 (thursday) St. Patrick's Day – celebrating Irish culture. [March 17th every year] www.st-patricks-day.com
March 29, 2022 (tuesday) National Vietnam War Veterans Day. [March 29th every year]
TBA 2022 Chicago Auto Show. www.chicagoautoshow.com
April 1, 2022 (friday) April Fool's Day. [April 1st every year].
April 6, 2022 (wednesday) National Tartan Day, celebrating Scottish Americans. April 6th every year. americanscottishfoundation.com
April 7, 2022 (thursday) National Beer Day, April 7th every year. Wikipedia
April 13, 2022 (wednesday) Thomas Jefferson's birthday. [April 13 every year]. born April 13, 1743.
April 15, 2022 Good Friday. the Friday before Easter Sunday, U.S. stock market is closed.
April 17, 2022 Easter (Easter Sunday)
TBA June 2022 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show). naias.com
December 25, 2022 (sunday) Christmas [Christmas Day, Dec 25th every year]
December 26, 2022 (monday) Christmas federal employees holiday
U.S. Daylight Savings Time 2021
U.S. daylight savings time future start and end dates...
SEASONS 2021 Spring – Summer – Fall (Autumn) – Winter
April 2024 – next Total Solar Eclipse in the United States.
More American Patriotic and National Observances
UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES BIRTHDAYS
• Washington's Birthday: February 22nd (traditional date, not observed date)
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 ...
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...
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 Bowls Mens Football December 18, 2021 to January 10, 2022.
• NFL Playoffs (National Football League) in January, 2022.
• College Football Championship Game is January 10, 2022 (Monday night).
• Super Bowl LVI (56) (Super Bowl 2022) is February 6, 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Game on TV, kickoff about 6:35 pm E.S.T. www.nfl.com/super-bowl
• Daytona 500 is February 14, 2021 (Sunday). Nascar race, usually the 3rd or 4th Sunday in February.
• Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida. March 5-14, 2021. motorcycles and partying.
• March Madness (NCAA Mens College Basketball Title Tournament) – March 18 through April 5, 2021. Title Game on April 5, 2021.
• WrestleMania 2021 – April 10+11, 2021, in Tampa Bay, FL.
• 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 1, 2021. Horse racing (first Saturday in May).
• Preakness Stakes: May 16, 2020. Horse racing (two weeks after Kentucky Derby).
• Indianapolis 500: May 30, 2021. (Sunday of Memorial Weekend).
• Belmont Stakes: June 6, 2020. Horse racing (three weeks after the Preakness).
• U.S. Open Golf Championship: June 17-20, 2021 at Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA.
• Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – 81st in Sturgis, South Dakota: August 6-15, 2021. lots of motorcycles and partying.
• Woodward Dream Cruise is August 21, 2021. 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 [if MI democrat Gov Whitmer allows it].
• World Series (MLB) – annual Major League Baseball championship series, usually starts in the 3rd week of October.
on a related note... below are the next Olympics dates and locations.
Summer Olympics 2021 (was 2020) (XXXII Olympiad - Olympic Summer Games) is July 23 to August 8, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Date was pushed back one year due to China COVID-19 virus. Paralympic games are August 24 to September 5, 2021. www.olympic.org/tokyo-2020
Winter Olympics 2022 (XXIV Olympic Winter Games) is February 4 to 20, 2022 in Beijing, China. www.olympic.org/beijing-2022
More Sports Info ...
• Professional Golf: PGA official site and PGA Tour
• NASCAR Car Racing: NASCAR official site (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing)
Some Months Are Known As ...• February: African American Heritage Month / American Heart Month
• March: National Women's History Month, National Kidney Month
• April: Cancer Control Month / National Youth Sports Safety Month
• May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month / Older Americans Month
• July: National Ice Cream Month. details
• September: National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15)
• October: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month
• November: National American Indian Heritage Month
Bonus: More Websites about Holidays and Popular Dates
When Is – dates of religious and civil holidays around the world.
time and date.com – calendar dates & many holiday dates