2018 Holidays

Below is a listing of all United States federal holidays and Presidentially 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 holiday below for more details and dates for the next 10 years.

2018 Usa holidays

New Years Day Monday, January 01 2018
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15 2018
Religious Freedom DayTuesday, January 16 2018
National Sanctity of Human Life DaySunday, January 21 2018
Susan B Anthony DayThursday, February 15 2018
Presidents Day Monday, February 19 2018
Harriet Tubman DaySaturday, March 10 2018
Greek Independence DaySunday, March 25 2018
National Vietnam War Veterans DayThursday, March 29 2018
Ceasar Chavez DaySaturday, March 31 2018
National Tartan DayFriday, April 06 2018
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition DayMonday, April 09 2018
National DARE DayThursday, April 12 2018
Pan American DaySaturday, April 14 2018
Loyalty DayTuesday, May 01 2018
Law DayTuesday, May 01 2018
National Day of PrayerThursday, May 03 2018
Military Spouse DayFriday, May 11 2018
Mothers DaySunday, May 13 2018
Peace Officers Memorial DayTuesday, May 15 2018
National Defense Transportation DayFriday, May 18 2018
Armed Forces DaySaturday, May 19 2018
Malcolm X DaySaturday, May 19 2018
National Maritime DayTuesday, May 22 2018
National Missing Childrens DayFriday, May 25 2018
Memorial Day Monday, May 28 2018
National Childs DayMonday, June 04 2018
Flag DayThursday, June 14 2018
Fathers DaySunday, June 17 2018
Independence Day Wednesday, July 04 2018
National Korean War Veterans Armistice DayFriday, July 27 2018
Parents DaySunday, July 29 2018
National Airborne DayThursday, August 16 2018
Womens Equality DaySunday, August 26 2018
Labor Day Monday, September 03 2018
National Days of Prayer and RememberanceSaturday, September 08 2018
National Days of Prayer and RememberanceSunday, September 09 2018
Patriot DayTuesday, September 11 2018
Emergency Number DayTuesday, September 11 2018
Citizen Day and Constitution WeekMonday, September 17 2018
National POW MIA Recognition DayFriday, September 21 2018
American Business Womens DaySaturday, September 22 2018
Family DayMonday, September 24 2018
National Good Neighbor DayFriday, September 28 2018
Gold Star Mothers DaySunday, September 30 2018
Child Health DayMonday, October 01 2018
German American DaySaturday, October 06 2018
Columbus Day Monday, October 08 2018
Leif Erikson DayTuesday, October 09 2018
General Pulaski Memorial DayThursday, October 11 2018
White Cane Safety DayMonday, October 15 2018
United Nations DayWednesday, October 24 2018
World Freedom DayFriday, November 09 2018
Veterans Day Sunday, November 11 2018
Veterans Day observed Monday, November 12 2018
National Philanthropy DayThursday, November 15 2018
America Recycles DayThursday, November 15 2018
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22 2018
Native American Heritage DayFriday, November 23 2018
World AIDS DaySaturday, December 01 2018
Intl Day of Persons With DisabilitiesMonday, December 03 2018
National Pearl Harbor Rememberance DayFriday, December 07 2018
Human Rights DayMonday, December 10 2018
Bill of Rights DaySaturday, December 15 2018
Wright Brothers DayMonday, December 17 2018
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25 2018

2019 Usa holidays

New Years Day Tuesday, January 01 2019
Religious Freedom DayWednesday, January 16 2019
National Sanctity of Human Life DaySunday, January 20 2019
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 21 2019
Susan B Anthony DayFriday, February 15 2019
Presidents Day Monday, February 18 2019
Harriet Tubman DaySunday, March 10 2019
Greek Independence DayMonday, March 25 2019
National Vietnam War Veterans DayFriday, March 29 2019
Ceasar Chavez DaySunday, March 31 2019
National Tartan DaySaturday, April 06 2019
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition DayTuesday, April 09 2019
National DARE DayThursday, April 11 2019
Pan American DaySunday, April 14 2019
Loyalty DayWednesday, May 01 2019
Law DayWednesday, May 01 2019
National Day of PrayerThursday, May 02 2019
Military Spouse DayFriday, May 10 2019
Mothers DaySunday, May 12 2019
Peace Officers Memorial DayWednesday, May 15 2019
National Defense Transportation DayFriday, May 17 2019
Armed Forces DaySaturday, May 18 2019
Malcolm X DaySunday, May 19 2019
National Maritime DayWednesday, May 22 2019
National Missing Childrens DaySaturday, May 25 2019
Memorial Day Monday, May 27 2019
National Childs DayMonday, June 03 2019
Flag DayFriday, June 14 2019
Fathers DaySunday, June 16 2019
Independence Day Thursday, July 04 2019
National Korean War Veterans Armistice DaySaturday, July 27 2019
Parents DaySunday, July 28 2019
National Airborne DayFriday, August 16 2019
Womens Equality DayMonday, August 26 2019
Labor Day Monday, September 02 2019
National Days of Prayer and RememberanceSaturday, September 07 2019
National Days of Prayer and RememberanceSunday, September 08 2019
Patriot DayWednesday, September 11 2019
Emergency Number DayWednesday, September 11 2019
Citizen Day and Constitution WeekTuesday, September 17 2019
National POW MIA Recognition DayFriday, September 20 2019
American Business Womens DaySunday, September 22 2019
Family DayMonday, September 23 2019
National Good Neighbor DaySaturday, September 28 2019
Gold Star Mothers DaySunday, September 29 2019
German American DaySunday, October 06 2019
Child Health DayMonday, October 07 2019
Leif Erikson DayWednesday, October 09 2019
General Pulaski Memorial DayFriday, October 11 2019
Columbus Day Monday, October 14 2019
White Cane Safety DayTuesday, October 15 2019
United Nations DayThursday, October 24 2019
World Freedom DaySaturday, November 09 2019
Veterans Day Monday, November 11 2019
National Philanthropy DayFriday, November 15 2019
America Recycles DayFriday, November 15 2019
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28 2019
Native American Heritage DayFriday, November 29 2019
World AIDS DaySunday, December 01 2019
Intl Day of Persons With DisabilitiesTuesday, December 03 2019
National Pearl Harbor Rememberance DaySaturday, December 07 2019
Human Rights DayTuesday, December 10 2019
Bill of Rights DaySunday, December 15 2019
Wright Brothers DayTuesday, December 17 2019
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25 2019

United States Federal Holidays

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Officially, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day) is a 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 MLK Day holiday occurs on the third Monday of January.

George Washington’s Birthday

George Washington’s birthday, sometimes known as President’s Day, 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.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a 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.

Independence Day

Independence Day, also know as the 4th of July, is celebrated every year on July 4th. This day 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.

Labor Day

Labor Day in the United States is a holiday that honors the American labor movement. It is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American 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.

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is a 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.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a day 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.

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. 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.

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.