USA Federal Holidays

All Federal & National Holidays are accurate at the time of publishing but are subject to change depending on what state you live in.

2018 Federal Holidays Calendar

Please make sure you check any dates with your own states federal holidays before making any arrangements.

2018  – The main federal holidays and special occasions in the United States in 2018. 

Please make sure you check any dates with your own states federal holidays before making any arrangements.

January 2018
New Year’s Day Monday, January 1, 2018 Federal Holiday
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 15, 2018 Federal Holiday
February 2018
St. Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Presidents Day/Washington’s Birthday Monday, February 19, 2018 Federal Holiday
March and April 2018
St Patricks Day Saturday, March 17, 2018
Easter Good Friday, March 30, 2018
Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
Easter Monday, April 2, 2018
May 2018
Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13, 2018
Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2018 Federal Holiday
June 2018
Father’s Day Sunday, June 17, 2018
July 2018
Independence Day   Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Federal Holiday
September 2018
Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2018 Federal Holiday
October 2018
Columbus Day Monday, October 8, 2018 Federal Holiday
Halloween Wednesday, October 31, 2018
November 2018
Veterans Day Sunday, November 11, 2018 ( Veterans Day Holiday Monday 12 November) Federal Holiday
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22, 2018 Federal Holiday
December 2018
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Federal Holiday
New Years Eve Monday, December 31, 2018

About Federal Holidays and Special Occasions

New Years Day
January 1
In the USA, New Years Day federal holiday is on the 1st January each year however many Americans begin celebrating on December 31, New Years Eve.

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Third Monday in January
On January 20, 1986, in cities and towns across America people celebrated the first official Martin Luther King Day, the only US federal holiday commemorating an African-American.

St. Valentine’s Day
February 14
St. Valentine’s Day has its origins in several different legends that have found their way to us through the ages. One of the earliest symbols of the day is Cupid, the Roman god of love, who is represented by the image of a young boy with bow and arrow.

Presidents Day
Third Monday in February
Also known as Washington’s Birthday.

Saint Patrick’s Day
March 17
Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrates Irish culture.

April Fool’s Day
April 1
April 1 – This is the day to play small tricks on friends and strangers. Easter
People celebrate the Easter holiday period according to their beliefs and their religious denominations.

Mother’s Day
Second Sunday in May
On the second Sunday in May, American families celebrate Mother’s Day. Children ( and adults ) of all ages treat their mothers to something special on Mother’s Day each year.

Memorial Day
Last Monday in May
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May each year. Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday and is formerly known as Decoration Day, and commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in military service for their country.

Father’s Day
Third Sunday in June
On the third Sunday in June, fathers all across the United States are given gifts, treated to breakfast in bed, a special dinner or otherwise made to feel special.

Independence Day
July 4
In the United States, Independence Day, or more commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is a federal holiday in the US.

Labor Day
First Monday in September
The holiday originated on September 5, 1882 as the Central Labor Union of New York City sought to create a day off work for the working citizens. Labor Day is a United States federal holiday which is observed on the first Monday in September each year.

Columbus Day
Second Monday in October
Columbus Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October each year.

October 31
Halloween originated as a celebration connected with evil spirits. On October 31st, children dressed in costumes knock on their neighbors’ doors and yell, “Trick or Treat” when the door opens.

Veterans Day
November 11
Veterans Day is an annual holiday in America honoring the 24.9 million military veterans in the United States. Veterans Day is both a federal and state holiday and is usually observed on November 11 each year.

Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Thursday in November
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day as it is called by many is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November each year

Christmas Day
December 25
Christmas Day is celebrated in the USA on the 25th December each year. Christmas is a time of getting together with family and friends and the giving and receiving of gifts.

New Years Eve
December 31
While New Years Eve is not a federal holiday in the USA it is a day to celebrate the end of one year and at the stroke of midnight, the beginning of a new year. To celebrate New Years Eve many Americans conduct parties and invite friends and family to them.


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