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Holidays & Observances in United States

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Holidays in the U.S. are classified as Federal Holidays for all holidays where banks, schools and government offices are closed. In most states in the U.S., there are still large chains, stores and restaurants that are open on every day of the year, even the biggest holidays such as Christmas. Unlike many countries that celebrate a National Day or days, the U.S. has Federal days. A recent trend is daily fun holidays being classified as "National", when in fact, they are not official by any government organization and are created by anyone. See our list of Daily Fun and Noteable holidays listed here. Many states in the U.S. also observe local holidays. 

The U.S. is also very culturally diverse with many religions and beliefs that are commonly observed. Popular holidays, such as Valentine's Day, are widely popular and celebrated throughout the country. 

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Rosh Hashanah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Yom Kippur Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Mawlid - The Prophet's Birthday Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
First day of Sukkot Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Shemini Atzeret Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Simchat Torah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Diwali Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
Halloween Popular & Widely Observed
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
State Arbor Day - Hawaii & Texas Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Veterans Day Public
Thanksgiving Public
Advent Religious/Beliefs Christianity
State Arbor Day - South Carolina Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Hanukkah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant
Kwanzaa Popular & Widely Observed
New Year's Eve Popular & Widely Observed
New Year's Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Epiphany Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Martin Luther King Day Public
State Arbor Day - Florida & Louisiana Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Chinese New Year Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
National Freedom Day Noteworthy & Common
Lantern Festival Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism
Tu B'Shevat Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
State Arbor Day - Mississippi Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Valentines Day Popular & Widely Observed
State Arbor Day - Georgia Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Isra and Mi’raj Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Maha Shivaratri Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
State Arbor Day - Alabama Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Presidents' Day Public
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
St. David's Day Noteworthy & Common
State Arbor Day - Tennessee Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
State Arbor Day - California Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Purim Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Holi Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
State Arbor Day - New Mexico Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
State Arbor Day - Arizona Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
St. Patrick's Day Popular & Widely Observed
State Arbor Day - North Carolina Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
State Arbor Day - Oklahoma Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
State Arbor Day - Arkansas Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Ramadan Begins Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
State Arbor Day - Oregon Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
State Arbor Day - Maryland Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
National Tartan Day Noteworthy & Common
Passover Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
State Arbor Day - Kentucky & Missouri Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
State Arbor Day - West Virginia Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
State Arbor Day - Washington Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Laylat Al-Qadr Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Yom HaShoah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
State Arbor Day - Colorado Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Eid al-Fitr Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
State Arbor Day - Wyoming Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Yom Ha’atzmaut Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
State Arbor Day - Multiple States Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Arbor Day Noteworthy & Common
Children's Day Popular & Widely Observed
State Arbor Day - North Dakota & Vermont Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Cinco de Mayo Popular & Widely Observed
Lag BaOmer Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Mothers Day Popular & Widely Observed
Peace Officers Memorial Day Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
State Arbor Day - Alaska Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Armed Forces Day Noteworthy & Common
State Arbor Day - Maine Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
National Maritime Day Noteworthy & Common
Shavuot Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Whit Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Memorial Day Public
Trinity Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Flag Day U.S. Popular & Widely Observed
Father's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Juneteenth National Independence Day U.S. Federal, National, Popular & Widely Observed
Dragon Boat Festival Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism
Eid al-Adha Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
U.S. Independence Day Public
Tisha B'Av Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Assumption of Mary Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Raksha Bandhan Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
Labor Day Public
Patriot Day Popular & Widely Observed
National POW/MIA Recognition Day Noteworthy & Common
Rosh Hashanah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day U.S. Noteworthy & Common
Yom Kippur Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays