Holidays & Events

Important Holidays and Events

January

  • New Year’s Day – January 1 –   (federal observed)
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King – Third Monday in January –  (observed)
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr – January 15 – .(traditional)
  • Inauguration Day – January 20

February

  • Groundhog Day 
  • Lincoln’s Birthday – February 12 
  • Valentine’s Day – February 14 
  • President’s Day – Third Monday in February –  (observed)
  • Ash Wednesday – February 21
  • Washington’s Birthday – February 22 

March

April

  • April Fool’s Day – April 1 – 
  • Daylight Saving Time begins 
  • Federal Income Taxes are due 
  • Earth Day
  • Administrative Professionals’ Day
  • Arbor Day in many locations is Friday, 29 April, 2005, but please see The List of Arbor Dates for States.

May

June

  • Flag Day
  • Father’s Day is Sunday

July

August

Back to school
Moving to college university dormitory

September

  • Back to School
  • Labor Day is the first Monday in September.
  • Grandparents Day
  • Citizenship Day

October

  • Columbus Day (observed) is the second Monday in October
  • Columbus Day (traditional) 
  • United Nations Day
  • Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday
  • October 31 – Halloween

November

  • Election Day
  • November 11 – Veterans’ Day. The federal government still observes Veterans’ Day on November 11. Incidentally, the state of Washington does also, because it was admitted to statehood on November 11 1889.
  • Fourth Thursday of November – Thanksgiving Day

December

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