Holidays

Holidays are a time to kick back and relax.

Below are some of the most popular holidays celebrated in the United States as well as a collection of others observed in the US.

 

January 1 New Year’s Day 2016 Friday
January 18 Martin Luther King Day 2016 Monday
February 2 Groundhog Day 2016 Tuesday
February 9 Mardi Gras Carnival 2016 Tuesday
February 12 Lincoln’s Birthday 2016 Friday
February 14 Valentine’s Day 2016 Sunday
February 15 Presidents Day and Washington’s Birthday 2016 Monday
March 13 Daylight Saving 2016 Sunday
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day 2016 Thursday
March 25 Good Friday 2016 Friday
March 27 Easter 2016 Sunday
March 28 Easter Monday 2016 Monday
April 1 April Fool’s Day 2016 Friday
April 1 April Fool’s Day 2016 Friday
May 5 Cinco de Mayo 2016 Thursday
May 8 Mother’s Day 2016 Sunday
May 15 Pentecost 2016 Sunday
May 16 Pentecost Monday 2016 Monday
May 21 Armed Forces Day 2016 Saturday
May 30 Memorial Day 2016 Monday
June 14 Flag Day 2016 Tuesday
June 19 Father’s Day 2016 Sunday
July 4 Independence Day 2016 Monday
July 24 Parents’ Day 2016 Sunday
September 5 Labor Day 2016 Monday
September 11 Grandparents’ Day 2016 Sunday
September 11 Patriot Day or September 11th 2016 Sunday
September 16 Stepfamily Day 2016 Friday
September 17 Citizenship Day 2016 Saturday
September 23 Native American Day 2016 Friday
October 10 Columbus Day 2016 Monday
October 15 Sweetest Day 2016 Saturday
October 17 Boss’s Day 2016 Monday
October 31 Halloween 2016 Monday
November 6 Daylight Saving 2016 Sunday
November 11 Veterans’ Day 2016 Friday
November 24 Thanksgiving 2016 Thursday
November 25 Black Friday 2016 Friday
November 28 Cyber Monday 2016 Monday
December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2016 Wednesday
December 25 Christmas Day 2016 Sunday
December 31 New Year’s Eve 2016 Saturday

National Administrative Professionals’ Day – Wednesday of Last Full Week in April

Kobe Bryant Day

Kobe Bryant Day is an unofficial holiday honoring basketball player Kobe Bryant. The official date for the Kobe Bryant Day is August 24th. This date coincides with the two jersey numbers that Kobe Bryant wore during his career with the Lakers, 8 and 24. Kobe Bryant is an unofficial holiday …

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Women’s Day in Angola

Introduction International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated in many countries all over the world on 8 March and it was originally called International Working Women’s day. This occasion is observed by women’s groups around the world. Women’s day is major occasion for recognizing the accomplishments and gains made by women …

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New Year in Andorra

Andorra is a hidden gem nestled between the French and Spanish borders. It is one of the smallest countries in the world with a rich culture. The Andorran’s are renowned for throwing great parties and their New Year’s celebration doesn’t disappoint. Unlike other countries, in Andorra, New Year isn’t celebrated …

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Good Friday Customs and Celebrations in Angola

Background Good Friday is a day of observation in Christianity that serves as a reminder of the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. It is observed after Maundy Thursday and during Holy Week. Holy Week is defined as the week before Easter. It coincides with the last week of Lent …

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Angola’s Peace and Reconciliation Day

History Angola is located in south-central Africa and is one of the largest countries on the continent. Angola obtained their independence from Portugal in November of 1975, after a Lisbon coup ended the dictatorship in Portugal. These actions started government reforms in Angola and encouraged its neighboring colonies to push …

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Good Friday Celebrations in Antigua and Barbuda

About Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda is a twin island country that’s situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The two islands consist of both Antigua and Barbuda and an assortment of smaller island masses. The population of the region is over 81,000 and provides one of …

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Easter Monday in Antigua and Barbuda

Easter Monday is celebrated after Easter Sunday, and it is a national holiday in some countries.  It is also known as Renewal Monday or Bright Monday, the Monday during which people honor the beginning of a brighter life filled with a new hope and the start of new beginnings. One …

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Independence Day

About Antigua & Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-city situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country consists of a number of islands. The estimated number of inhabitants of the country is 80 000, most of whom are of African origin. These people are descendants of …

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National Heroes’ Day in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a country situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a twin-island country that consists of a number of islands, out of which the majorly inhabited ones include Antigua and Barbuda. Each year, 9 December is celebrated as National Heroes’ Day by the …

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Christmas Day – Antigua & Barbuda

Background Christmas calls for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, which is the basic building block of Christianity. It is basically a celebration of the coming of God to its people on Earth in human form to save mankind from sin and eternal death. However currently, Christmas is …

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Earthquake Memorial Day

Though Armenia has been rocked by a series of earthquakes, none was as devastating as the damage brought about by the one which struck on December 7, 1988. Also known as the Spitak earthquake, this disaster measured 6.8 on the Richter scale. It caused inestimable and irreparable damage to the …

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Australia Day

  Every year, 26 January marks a significant day in the calendar of Australia as the whole nation comes together to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of Australia. This national holiday is a renewal of patriotic faith for all the citizens and a vow to help one another in further …

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Good Friday In Australia

Background   In the Christian world, Good Friday represents a day of sadness and sorrow following Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death on the cross.  This day has often been remembered as a day of fasting and abstinence, where people refrain from eating any meat.  Catholic churches normally hold special services …

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Easter Monday In Australia

Background   For Christians around the world, Easter brings the promise of new hope as people undergo a rebirth and are freed of their sins.  The celebration of Easter is day of jubilation for Christians all over the world because Jesus Christ, who was crucified, has arisen from the dead …

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Anzac Day

Background   For Australia, 25 April represents a very important date in its history as it commemorates the anniversary of the first joint military campaign of Australia and New Zealand during World War One.  This day remembers the valiant efforts of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, or the …

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Christmas Day in Australia

Christmas all over the World On the 25th of December, people all over the world come together and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Regardless of one’s religion, people see this as that special time of the year where they can give each other presents and schedule reunions …

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Eid-Al-Fitr in Bahrain

Eid-Al-Fitr in Bahrain  Eid-al-Fitr signals the end of Ramadan and gives cause for celebration to Muslims around the world. It marks the first day of the Shawwal. The Islamic community celebrates with the coming of Eid Al-Fitr because they are extremely grateful that they were given enough strength and courage …

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Eid Al-Adha

Background One of the revered holidays in Bahrain is Eid Al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice. The celebration of this very special religious day is to honor the act of Ibrahim in putting his whole faith in Allah when he offered his son Ismael as sacrifice. Muslims all over the …

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Language Martyr’s Day

Every year when the 21st of February comes around, Bangladesh remembers the struggle for the establishment of the Bengali Language way back in the year 1952. This day has also been called Language Movement Day and Language Revolution Day. The celebration of this special day puts particular emphasis on the …

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Independence Day in Bangladesh

Bangladesh commemorates its independence every  26th of March .  It is on this day that the country remembers how it was able to gain freedom from Pakistan.  It traces back to that fateful last hours of March 25, 1971 when Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman  was arrested by Pakistan military forces.  This …

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