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2017 USA Federal Holidays
Federal holidays and special occasions in the United States in 2017. Please make sure you check any dates with your own states federal holidays before making any arrangements.
|New Year’s Day||Sunday, January 1, 2017 | Federal Holiday is on Monday, January 2, 2017||Federal Holiday|
|Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.||Monday, January 16, 2017||Federal Holiday|
|St. Valentine’s Day||Tuesday, February 14, 2017|
|Presidents Day/Washington’s Birthday||Monday, February 20, 2017||Federal Holiday|
|Daylight Saving Time begins||Sunday, March 12,2017||Change Clock|
|St Patricks Day||Friday, March 17, 2017|
|April Fool’s Day||Saturday, April 1, 2017|
|Easter||Good Friday, April 14, 2017
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017
Easter Monday, April 17, 2017
|Mother’s Day||Sunday, May 14, 2017|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29, 2017||Federal Holiday|
|Father’s Day||Sunday, June 18, 2017|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4, 2017||Federal Holiday|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4, 2017||Federal Holiday|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 9, 2017||Federal Holiday|
|Halloween||Tuesday, October 31, 2017|
|Daylight Saving Time ends||Sunday, November 5, 2017|
|Veterans Day||Saturday, November 11, 2017||Federal Holiday|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 23, 2017||Federal Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 25, 2017||Federal Holiday|
|New Years Eve||Sunday, December 31, 2017|
About Federal Holidays and Special Occasions
New Years Day
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
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.
Third Monday in February
Also known as Washington’s Birthday.
Saint Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrates Irish culture.
April Fool’s Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Second Monday in October
Columbus Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October each year.
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 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.
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 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
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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