United States Federal Holidays
The American Secular Holidays Calendar
USA Federal Holidays and Celebrations
Work schedules may or may not be affected by these holidays.
- New Year's Day, January 1st.
- Birthday of Martin Luther King, third Monday in January.
- Inauguration Day, January 20th every four years, starting in 1937.
- Inauguration Day, March 4th every four years, pre-1937.
- Washington's Birthday, third Monday in February since 1971; prior to that year, on the traditional date February 22.
- Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May.
- Memorial Day, last Monday in May since 1971; from 1868 to 1970, celebrated May 30, and called Decoration Day.
- Flag Day, June 14th.
- United States of America's Independence Day, July 4.
- Labor Day, first Monday in September.
- Columbus Day, second Monday in October, federal holiday since 1971.
- Election Day, Tuesday on or after November 2.
- Veterans Day, November 11th; except from 1971-1977, inclusive, when it was celebrated on the fourth Monday in October; formerly known as Armistice.
- Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November.
Other Widely Celebrated Observances
These usually don't affect work schedules.
- Earth Day, April 22; since 1970
- Administrative Assistants' Day, since 1955, which once was Secretaries' Day, is the Wednesday before the last Saturday in April
- Arbor Day is often the last Friday in April, since 1872, but since planting conditions vary, it may occur from September to May; consult the National Arbor Day Foundation.
- Columbus Day, traditional, October 12.
- United Nations Day, October 24.
States in the USA are not required to use Daylight Saving Time. However, if a state decides to use Daylight Saving Time, it must begin and end Daylight Saving Time on the dates and time specified by Congress.
- Daylight Saving time begins, starting in 2007 Daylight Savings time is the second Sunday in March; (but not in Arizona, Hawaii, and most of the counties of Indiana); previously was the first Sunday in April.
- Federal Income Taxes are due April 15th; if the 15th is a Saturday or Sunday, then the due date is the Monday after the 15th.
- Daylight Saving Time ends, starting in 2007 Daylight Savings Time ends the first Sunday in November; (but not in Arizona, Hawaii, and most of the counties of Indiana); previously was the last Sunday in October.