2020 Holidays USA

Below is a listing of all United States federal holidays and Presidential mandated observations. Have a look at our calendar with USA holidays pages for printable calendars with US holidays. Federal holidays are in bold. Click on any public holiday below for more details and dates for the next 10 years.

2020 Usa holidays

Holiday NameHoliday Date
New Years Day Wednesday, January 01 2020
Religious Freedom DayThursday, January 16 2020
National Sanctity of Human Life DaySunday, January 19 2020
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 20 2020
Susan B Anthony DaySaturday, February 15 2020
Presidents Day Monday, February 17 2020
Harriet Tubman DayTuesday, March 10 2020
Greek Independence DayWednesday, March 25 2020
National Vietnam War Veterans DaySunday, March 29 2020
Ceasar Chavez DayTuesday, March 31 2020
National Tartan DayMonday, April 06 2020
National DARE DayThursday, April 09 2020
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition DayThursday, April 09 2020
Pan American DayTuesday, April 14 2020
Loyalty DayFriday, May 01 2020
Law DayFriday, May 01 2020
National Day of PrayerThursday, May 07 2020
Military Spouse DayFriday, May 08 2020
Mothers DaySunday, May 10 2020
Peace Officers Memorial DayFriday, May 15 2020
National Defense Transportation DayFriday, May 15 2020
Armed Forces DaySaturday, May 16 2020
Malcolm X DayTuesday, May 19 2020
National Maritime DayFriday, May 22 2020
Memorial Day Monday, May 25 2020
National Missing Childrens DayMonday, May 25 2020
National Childs DayMonday, June 01 2020
Flag DaySunday, June 14 2020
Fathers DaySunday, June 21 2020
Independence Day observed Friday, July 03 2020
Independence Day Saturday, July 04 2020
Parents DaySunday, July 26 2020
National Korean War Veterans Armistice DayMonday, July 27 2020
National Airborne DaySunday, August 16 2020
Womens Equality DayWednesday, August 26 2020
National Days of Prayer and RemembranceSaturday, September 05 2020
National Days of Prayer and RemembranceSunday, September 06 2020
Labor Day Monday, September 07 2020
Patriot DayFriday, September 11 2020
Emergency Number DayFriday, September 11 2020
Citizen Day and Constitution WeekThursday, September 17 2020
National POW MIA Recognition DayFriday, September 18 2020
American Business Womens DayTuesday, September 22 2020
Gold Star Mothers DaySunday, September 27 2020
National Good Neighbor DayMonday, September 28 2020
Family DayMonday, September 28 2020
Child Health DayMonday, October 05 2020
German American DayTuesday, October 06 2020
Leif Erikson DayFriday, October 09 2020
General Pulaski Memorial DaySunday, October 11 2020
Columbus Day Monday, October 12 2020
White Cane Safety DayThursday, October 15 2020
United Nations DaySaturday, October 24 2020
World Freedom DayMonday, November 09 2020
Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11 2020
National Philanthropy DaySunday, November 15 2020
America Recycles DaySunday, November 15 2020
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26 2020
Native American Heritage DayFriday, November 27 2020
World AIDS DayTuesday, December 01 2020
Intl Day of Persons With DisabilitiesThursday, December 03 2020
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayMonday, December 07 2020
Human Rights DayThursday, December 10 2020
Bill of Rights DayTuesday, December 15 2020
Wright Brothers DayThursday, December 17 2020
Christmas Day Friday, December 25 2020

2021 Usa holidays

Holiday NameHoliday Date
New Years Day Friday, January 01 2021
Religious Freedom DaySaturday, January 16 2021
National Sanctity of Human Life DaySunday, January 17 2021
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 18 2021
Presidents Day Monday, February 15 2021
Susan B Anthony DayMonday, February 15 2021
Harriet Tubman DayWednesday, March 10 2021
Greek Independence DayThursday, March 25 2021
National Vietnam War Veterans DayMonday, March 29 2021
Ceasar Chavez DayWednesday, March 31 2021
National Tartan DayTuesday, April 06 2021
National DARE DayThursday, April 08 2021
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition DayFriday, April 09 2021
Pan American DayWednesday, April 14 2021
Loyalty DaySaturday, May 01 2021
Law DaySaturday, May 01 2021
National Day of PrayerThursday, May 06 2021
Mothers DaySunday, May 09 2021
Military Spouse DayFriday, May 14 2021
Peace Officers Memorial DaySaturday, May 15 2021
Armed Forces DaySaturday, May 15 2021
Malcolm X DayWednesday, May 19 2021
National Defense Transportation DayFriday, May 21 2021
National Maritime DaySaturday, May 22 2021
National Missing Childrens DayTuesday, May 25 2021
Memorial Day Monday, May 31 2021
National Childs DayMonday, June 07 2021
Flag DayMonday, June 14 2021
Fathers DaySunday, June 20 2021
Independence Day Sunday, July 04 2021
Independence Day observed Monday, July 05 2021
Parents DaySunday, July 25 2021
National Korean War Veterans Armistice DayTuesday, July 27 2021
National Airborne DayMonday, August 16 2021
Womens Equality DayThursday, August 26 2021
National Days of Prayer and RemembranceSunday, September 05 2021
Labor Day Monday, September 06 2021
Patriot DaySaturday, September 11 2021
Emergency Number DaySaturday, September 11 2021
National POW MIA Recognition DayFriday, September 17 2021
Citizen Day and Constitution WeekFriday, September 17 2021
American Business Womens DayWednesday, September 22 2021
Gold Star Mothers DaySunday, September 26 2021
Family DayMonday, September 27 2021
National Good Neighbor DayTuesday, September 28 2021
Child Health DayMonday, October 04 2021
German American DayWednesday, October 06 2021
Leif Erikson DaySaturday, October 09 2021
Columbus Day Monday, October 11 2021
General Pulaski Memorial DayMonday, October 11 2021
White Cane Safety DayFriday, October 15 2021
United Nations DaySunday, October 24 2021
World Freedom DayTuesday, November 09 2021
Veterans Day Thursday, November 11 2021
National Philanthropy DayMonday, November 15 2021
America Recycles DayMonday, November 15 2021
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25 2021
Native American Heritage DayFriday, November 26 2021
World AIDS DayWednesday, December 01 2021
Intl Day of Persons With DisabilitiesFriday, December 03 2021
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayTuesday, December 07 2021
Human Rights DayFriday, December 10 2021
Bill of Rights DayWednesday, December 15 2021
Wright Brothers DayFriday, December 17 2021
Christmas Day observed Friday, December 24 2021
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25 2021
New Years Day observed Friday, December 31 2021

United States Federal Holidays

How many US holidays are there in 2020?

There are 55 holidays and observances, and 10 federal holidays in the USA every year.

What are the main holidays in the USA?

These national holidays listed below are usually observed in all states, at the federal level. Government office buildings and banks are typically closed on these days. Other employees may or may not be lucky enough to get these days off.



New Years Day
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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day marks the first day of the year, January 1st, according to the Gregorian calendar. Many cultures celebrate this day as it marks the end of one year and the beginning of the next. For many, this day is symbolic in that it gives us an opportunity to reflect, look back, to assess our accomplishments and failures, and it marks an opportune time to resolve to make positive changes for the future. Many celebrations occur to ring in the new year including fireworks at midnight, parades, special sporting events, time with family, and for many New Year’s Day is a day of recovery from New Year’s Eve celebrations the previous night. New Year's Day is the first national holiday of the year.


New Years Day
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Officially, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day) is a public holiday honoring the life, achievements, sacrifices and legacy of the influential civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King sought to end racial segregation and to promote racial equality and justice in the United States. On this day, we commemorate his ideals of universal and unconditional love, acceptance, forgiveness and nonviolence. The Martin Luther King, Jr.Day holiday occurs on the third Monday of January, which usually falls around his birthday.


New Years Day
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George Washington’s Birthday

George Washington’s birthday, sometimes known as President’s Day, is a public holiday that honors the life and work of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Some states also pay homage to Abraham Lincoln on this holiday, as his birthday was also in mid-Feburary. It is common for schools to plan lessons and events for students about U.S. presidents and George Washington, in particular. Many retail outlets have promotional sales around this holiday which occurs on the third Monday in February.


New Years Day
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a public holiday in which Americans honor the men and women who died while serving in the U. S. military, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. Many people observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, participating in parades, and holding events designed to honor those members of the military who lost their lives as a result of their service. Many retail outlets have promotional sales during this time, and unofficially, Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season. Sometimes Memorial Day is confused with Veterans Day, the later occurring in November and designed to honor all who have served in the military (vs. those who have died as a result of their service). Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May.


New Years Day
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Independence Day

Independence Day, also know as the 4th of July, is celebrated every year on July 4th. This public holiday is the anniversary of the public declaration of independence of the United States from Great Britain in 1776. It commemorates the birth of the United States as an independent nation. Patriotic displays, fireworks, parades, retail sales, and family events such as bar-b-ques are held throughout the United States during this holiday.


New Years Day
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Labor Day

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday that honors the USA labor movement. It is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of USA workers and honors the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. It is celebrated with parties, parades, retail sales, and athletic events. Unofficially, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, with many children returning to start a new academic school year around this time. Labor day is celebrated on the first Monday in September.


New Years Day
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Columbus Day

Columbus Day is a public holiday designed to remember the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas on October 12, 1492. Although Columbus was not the first explorer to arrive in the Western Hemisphere, his landing opened the way for Europeans to settle in America. The holiday is controversial because the European settlements in America led to much cruelty, suffering, and to the eventual demise of the indigenous people. Columbus Day is celebrated by schools organizing activities geared toward learning about the historical contribution of Christopher Columbus. Many retail outlets have promotional sales during this time. Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October.


New Years Day
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Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in which Americans thank veterans who have served in the United States military for their contributions, patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for their country. Originally, this day was known as “Armistice Day,” which was the anniversary of the ending of hostilities between the Allied Nations and Germany during World War I. “Armistice Day” was meant to honor those who died in World War I, but was amended in the 1940’s to honor all veterans who have served in the U.S. military. This holiday is not to be confused with Memorial Day which is a holiday in May that celebrates those who died while in military service. Americans celebrate Veteran’s Day by holding parades, patriotic events, and retail sales. Veteran’s Day falls annually on November 11.


New Years Day
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Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a commemoration of the “First Thanksgiving” which was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World. President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a federal holiday in 1863. in The feast lasted three days and was attended by both Native Americans and Pilgrims. Symbolically, Thanksgiving is a day where all members of the community give thanks for the blessings of life and is a celebration of divine favor and kindness. Simply, we are to be thankful for what we have. Americans traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving by having a special meal with family and friends. The meal usually includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Parades are usually held around the country with the most notable being the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held in New York City. Many high profile athletic events are held during this time. Unofficially, Thanksgiving Day marks the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, and is a favorite American holiday. It is also one of the busiest travel days across the United States.


New Years Day
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Christmas Day

Christmas Day is a day in which many Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. There are many religious and cultural celebrations during this time. Some of the most common traditions in the U.S. are to erect a Christmas tree, decorate the home, exchange gifts, prepare a special meal with either ham or turkey being the main dish, visit friends and family, and attend a religious ceremony held at a church. Christmas Day occurs annually on December 25, and is widely celebrated in the United States. Children love this public holiday and are always counting down how many days till Christmas.