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

  • St. Patrick’s Day 
  • International Women’s Day, March 8th
  • Girl Scouts Day, March 12th
  • Ides of March, March 15th
  • Children’s Poetry Day, March 21st
  • National Puppy Day March 23rd
  • Doctor’s Day, March 30th

April

  • April Fool’s Day – April 1st
  • Easter Sunday
  • Daylight Saving Time begins 
  • World Health Day, April 7th
  • Federal Income Taxes are due 
  • Earth Day, April 22nd
  • World Penguin Day, April 25th
  • Arbor Day, April 27th
  • Administrative Professionals’ Day
  • Arbor Day in many locations is Friday, 29 April, 2005, but please see The List of Arbor Dates for States.
  • World Autism Awareness Day – April 2nd

May

  • Loyalty Day is 1 May.
  • Mother’s Day is Sunday
  • Armed Forces Day
  • Memorial Day is last Monday in May
  • Cinco de Mayo, May 5th
  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • Gifts from the Garden Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Recommitment Month
  • National Salad Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Nurse’s Week – first full week of month
  • Wildflower Week – week two
  • National Bike Week – third week
  • National Police Week – third week of month
  • Emergency Medical Services Week – fourth week of month

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
  • Alzheimer’s Awareness Day, September 21st

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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