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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. 

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Memorial Day Memorial Day Public
Shavuot Shavuot Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Whit Monday Whit (Pentecost) Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Trinity Sunday Trinity Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Flag Day U.S. Flag Day Popular & Widely Observed
Father's Day Father's Day Popular & Widely Observed
U.S. Independence Day Independence Day Public
Tisha B'Av Tisha B'Av Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Eid al-Adha Eid al-Adha Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Assumption of Mary Assumption Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labor Day Labour Day Public
Patriot Day Patriot Days Popular & Widely Observed
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day U.S. Constitution Day Noteworthy & Common
National POW/MIA Recognition Day Noteworthy & Common
Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Yom Kippur Yom Kippur Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
First day of Sukkot Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Shemini Atzeret Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Simchat Torah Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Mawlid al-Nabi - The Prophet's Birthday Mawlid al-Nabi Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Halloween Halloween Popular & Widely Observed
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
DST End Daylight Saving Time Time Related
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Veterans Day Veterans Day / Armistice Day / Remembrance Day Public
Diwali Diwali Popular & Widely Observed Buddhism, Hindu, Sikhism, Jainism
Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Public
Advent Advent Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day U.S. States Independence Days & Statehood Days Noteworthy & Common, Local State, Region, Territory
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Hanukkah Hanukkah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant
Kwanzaa Kwanzaa Popular & Widely Observed
New Year's Eve New Year's Popular & Widely Observed
New Year's Day New Year's Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Epiphany Epiphany - Three Kings Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Martin Luther King Day Martin Luther King Day Public
Tu B'Shevat Tu B'Shevat Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
National Freedom Day Freedom Day Noteworthy & Common
Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed East Asian
Valentines Day Valentine's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Presidents' Day Presidents' Day Public
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Lantern Festival Popular & Widely Observed
Purim Purim Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
St. David's Day Noteworthy & Common
Isra and Mi’raj Isra and Mi’raj Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Passover Passover Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
National Tartan Day U.S. States Independence Days & Statehood Days Noteworthy & Common
Yom HaShoah Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Ramadan Begins Ramadan Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Yom Ha’atzmaut Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Lag BaOmer Lag BaOmer Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Arbor Day Arbor Day Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common, Daily, Noteworthy, Awareness, Other
Children's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo Popular & Widely Observed
Laylat Al-Qadr Laylat Al-Qadr Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Mothers Day Mothers' Day Popular & Widely Observed
Ascension Day Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Eid al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Peace Officers Memorial Day Memorial Day Noteworthy & Common, Local State, Region, Territory
Armed Forces Day Armed Forces Days Noteworthy & Common
Shavuot Shavuot Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
National Maritime Day Noteworthy & Common
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Whit Monday Whit (Pentecost) Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity