Below are a list of U.S. public holidays. On the following pages you will find a quick guide to each month's events. Use this article to help plan your travel around the USA.
U.S. Public Holidays
The United States Government recognizes 10 federal holidays throughout the year. These are the days when government offices, banks, and many businesses are closed. The only religious holiday officially recognized as a public holiday in the United States is Christmas Day, December 25.
In addition to the 10 listed below, the U.S. also recognizes the first January 20 following a presidential election - Inauguration Day - as a national holiday.
January 1 - New Year's Day
Third Monday in January - Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Third Monday in February - Observance of George Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day
Last Monday in May - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
First Monday in September - Labor Day
Second Monday in October - Columbus Day
November 11 - Veterans' Day
Fourth Thursday in November - Thanksgiving
December 25 - Christmas