Holidays

Holiday InfOrmation

United States Holidays and the dates of observance –
Canadian Holidays and the dates of observance – United Kingdom / England Holidays and dates of observance.
information on Holidays, holiday legends, article links and fun facts on special days around the world.


United States Holidays

*January 1 – New Year’s Day (federal observed)

*Third Monday in January – Birthday of Martin Luther King (observed)

* January 15 – Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. (traditional)

* January 20 – Inauguration Day

* February 1 – National Freedom Day (signing of 13th Amendment; Presidential proclamation)

* February 2 – Groundhog Day

* February 12 – Lincoln’s Birthday

* February 14 – Valentine’s Day

* Third Monday in February – President’s Day (observed)

* February 22 – Washington’s Birthday

* March – Daylight Saving Time begins *

* March 17 – Saint Patrick’s Day

* April 1 – April Fool’s Day

* April 15 – Federal Income Taxes are due- if the 15th falls on a weekend, on the next legal day

* April 22 – Earth Day

* Last Wednesday in April – Administrative Professionals’ Day

* Last Friday in April –Arbor Day (date varies depending on the climate of the state, click to see dates listed by state)

* May 1 – Loyalty Day

* Second Sunday in May – Mother’s Day

* Third Saturday in May – Armed Forces Day

* Last Monday in May – Memorial Day

* June 14 – Flag Day

* Third Sunday in June – Father’s Day

* July 4 – Independence Day

* Fourth Sunday in July – Parents’ Day

* First Monday in September – Labor Day

* First Sunday after Labor Day – Grandparents Day

* September 17 – Citizenship Day

* Second Monday in October – Columbus Day (observed)

* October 12 – Columbus Day (traditional)

* October 24 – United Nations Day

* October – Daylight Saving Time ends *

* November – Daylight Savings Time ends

* Second Tuesday after first Monday in November – Election Day

* November 11 – Veterans Day

* Fourth Thursday of November – Thanksgiving Day

* December 15 – Bill of Rights Day

* December 25 – Christmas Day


Canada’s Holidays

Canadian Province Abbreviations

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
Newfoundland NL
Northwest Territories NT
Nova Scotia NS
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PE
Québec QC
Saskatchewan SK
Yukon Territory YT

* January 1 – New Year’s Day

* Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday – variable dates

* First Monday on or before May 24 – Victoria Day

* June 24 – St. John the Baptist Day – QC only

* July 1 – Canada Day

* First Monday in August – Civic Holiday – most provinces

* First Monday in September – Labour Day

* Second Monday in October – Thanksgiving Day

* November 11 – Remembrance Day

* December 25 – Christmas Day

* December 26 – Boxing Day

United Kingdom

Great Britain – England Holidays

* January 1 – New Year’s Day
* January 2 – (Scotland Only)
* March 17 – St Patrick’s Day Northern Ireland only
* Good Friday
* Easter Sunday
* Easter Monday – (not Scotland)
* May Day- May 1st
* May 9 – Liberation Day (Jersey, Guernsey)
* Spring Bank Holiday (last Monday in May)
* July 5 – Tynwald Day (Isle of Man)
* July 12 – Battle of the Boyne, otherwise known as “Orangeman’s Day” and, more popularly, “The Twelfth”. Northern Ireland only
* August Bank Holiday – Scotland (First Monday in August)
* August Bank Holiday – England and Wales (Last Monday in August)

*November 11th Remembrance Day or Poppy Day

* December 24 – Christmas Eve
* December 25 – Christmas Day
* December 26 – Boxing Day

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