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.

2016 Federal Holidays Calendar

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

2016 USA Federal Holidays

Federal holidays and special occasions in the United States in 2016

All Federal, Public & National Holidays are accurate at the time of publishing but are subject to change depending on what state you live in. Please make sure you check any dates with your own states public holidays before booking any holidays.

January 2016
New Year’s Day Friday, January 1, 2016 Federal Holiday
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 18, 2016 Federal Holiday
February 2016
St. Valentine’s Day Sunday, February 14, 2016
Presidents Day/Washington’s Birthday Monday, February 15, 2016 Federal Holiday
March 2016
Daylight Saving Time begins TBC
St Patricks Day Thursday, March 17, 2016
Easter Good Friday, March 25, 2016
Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016
Easter Monday, March 28, 2016
April 2016
April Fool’s Day Friday, April 1, 2016
May 2016
Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8, 2016
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2016 Federal Holiday
June 2016
Father’s Day Sunday, June 19, 2016
July 2016
Independence Day   Monday, July 4, 2016 Federal Holiday
September 2016
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2016 Federal Holiday
October 2016
Columbus Day Monday, October 10, 2016 Federal Holiday
Halloween Monday, October 31, 2016
November 2016
Daylight Saving Time ends TBC
Veterans Day Friday, November 11, 2016 Federal Holiday
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 2016 Federal Holiday
December 2016
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2016 Legal Holiday
Christmas Day Holiday Monday, December 26, 2016 Federal Holiday
New Years Eve Saturday, December 31, 2016

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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