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U.S. Holidays Celebrations Popular Dates
This page starts with U.S. Federal Legal Holidays because on these dates many government offices, banks and businesses will be closed.
United States Federal Holidays 2014• New Year's Day is January 1, 2014 (wednesday).
• Martin Luther King Day is January 20, 2014 (monday).
• Washington's Birthday / Presidents Day is February 17, 2014 (monday).
• Memorial Day (observed) is May 26, 2014 (monday).
• Independence Day is July 4, 2014 (friday) [July 4th].
• Labor Day is September 1, 2014 (monday).
• Columbus Day (observed) is October 13, 2014 (monday).
• Veterans' Day is November 11, 2014 (tuesday).
• Thanksgiving Day is November 27, 2014 (thursday).
• Christmas Day is December 25, 2014 (thursday).
United States Federal Holidays 2015• New Year's Day is January 1, 2015 (thursday).
• Martin Luther King Day is January 19, 2015 (monday).
• Washington's Birthday / Presidents Day is February 16, 2015 (monday).
• Memorial Day (observed) is May 25, 2015 (monday).
• Independence Day is July 4, 2015 (saturday) [July 4th].
[Federal Employees day off July 3, 2015 (friday) for Independence Day]
• Labor Day is September 7, 2015 (monday).
• Columbus Day (observed) is October 12, 2015 (monday).
• Veterans' Day is November 11, 2015 (wednesday).
• Thanksgiving Day is November 26, 2015 (thursday).
• Christmas Day is December 25, 2015 (friday).
Extra Federal Holiday every 4th year: Inauguration Day – next on January 20, 2017. It happens on Jan 20th after the U.S. Presedential Election, held every 4 years.
Be Aware if a federal public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
Good source to see dates of Federal Employees Holidays days off
Popular USA Holidays Celebrations Observances
U.S. Daylight Savings Time 2015
To know future U.S. daylight savings time start and end dates...
SEASONS 2015 Spring – Summer – Fall (Autumn) – Winter
EARTH HOUR is MARCH 28, 2015 – Saturday – starts 8:30 p.m. (your local time).
More American Patriotic and National Observances• ARMY birthday – June 14th
• COAST GUARD birthday – August 4th [US Coast Guard established 4 August 1790]
• AIR FORCE birthday – September 18th bonus info → .doc + U.S. Air Force Highlights
• NAVY birthday – October 13th
• MARINE CORPS birthday – November 10th
• Washington's Birthday: February 22nd (traditional date, not the observed date listed above)
• National Poison Prevention Week: third week in March
• Law Day, U.S.A.: May 1st every year
• Police Week&: week which has May 15th in it
• National Flag Week: the week in which June 14th falls
• Honor America Days: June 14th through July 4th
• Constitution Week: September 17th through September 23rd
• Gold Star Mother's Day: last Sunday in September (Sept. 28, 2014)
• Child Health Day: first Monday in October (Oct. 6, 2014)
• Leif Erikson Day: October 9th every year
Several Important Dates in U.S. History
Why We Celebrate July 4th and What Our independence Is Really All About.
Boston Tea Party – December 16, 1773. A protest to the Tea Act (tax imposed on tea by England). England trying to force people in the colonies to pay that tax was a big catalyst to our independence and becoming The United States Of America. The modern day Tea Party (TEA - Taxed Enough Already) is not a political party. They are individuals and organizations who resemble our forefathers who protested that tax by England.
Declaration of Independence – Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776. read the Declaration
In The Declaration of Independence, it clearly states ...
The United States Constitution (Constitution of the United States of America)
Here is the Preamble of the Constitution...
World War I (World War 1)– July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918. The U.S. Congress officially declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. WWI information and resources
World War II (World War 2, WW2) – 1939 to 1945. The U.S. officially declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. WWII timeline details
College Nascar NBA NFL NHL MLB and More...
Popular Sports Events and Special Events in the U.S.
• College Bowls Mens Football mid Dec 2014 to Jan 5, 2015. use link for list of bowls, teams, dates.
• College Football BCS Championship Game is January 12, 2015 (Monday night), in Arlington, Texas.
• NFL Playoffs (National Football League) TBA January, 2015.
• North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show, NAIAS) January 12-25, 2015.
• International CES 2015 (Consumer Electronics Show) is January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas.
• Mardi Gras Carnival: February 17, 2015 in New Orleans. info site web cams Future Dates. annual event. Carnival starts before official day with parades and partying until Midnight on Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday.
• Daytona 500 is February 22, 2015 (Sunday). Nascar race, always the last Sunday in February.
• Spring Break (college) – 1st week of March to 1st week of April. Each school hass its specific week(s).
• Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida. March 8-17, 2013. motorcycles and partying.
• March Madness (NCAA Mens College Basketball Title Tournament) – starts March 18, Title Game April 7, 2014.
• WWE WrestleMania XXXI (31) – TBA April, 2015.
• Tea Party Rallies: different days in many cities throughout the U.S., re: politicians tax and spending.
• NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (National Hockey League) – starts in April, finals in June.
• NBA Playoffs (National Basketball Association) – starts in April, finals in June.
• Kentucky Derby: May 2, 2015. Horse racing (first Saturday in May).
• Preakness Stakes: May 16, 2015. Horse racing (two weeks after Kentucky Derby).
• Indianapolis 500: May 24, 2015. (Sunday of Memorial Weekend).
• Belmont Stakes: June 6, 2015. Horse racing (three weeks after the Preakness).
• U.S. Open Golf Championship: June 15-21, 2015 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
• Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – 74th in Sturgis, South Dakota: August 4-10, 2014. lots of motorcycles and partying.
• Monterey Car Week: August 11-17, 2014 in Monterey, California. classic, vintage & stylish cars.
• Woodward Dream Cruise is August 16, 2014. Annual World Famous Car Cruise held in Metro Detroit, Michigan, and celebrated all week leading up to the official day. The WDC, the most popular car cruise on earth atteded by about one million people annually, is on the third Saturday in August every year.
• World Series (MLB) – TBA October 2014. annual Major League Baseball championship series, usually starts in the 3rd week of October, every year.
on a related note... below are the next Olympics dates and locations. Go U.S.!
Summer Olympics 2016 (XXXI Olympiad - Olympic Summer Games) is August 5 to 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. for info, click → Olympics 2016
Winter Olympics 2018 (XXIII Olympic Winter Games) is February 9 to 25, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. for info, click → Olympics 2018
For More Sports Info, try ...
• Most Major Sporting Events general info: johnnyroadtrip.com
• Most Major Sporting Events future dates: johnnyroadtrip.com future dates, sites, links
• Professional Golf: PGA official site and PGA Tour
• NASCAR Car Racing: NASCAR official site (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing)
Some Months Are Known As ...• February: African American Heritage Month / American Heart Month
• March: National Women's History Month, National Kidney Month
• April: Cancer Control Month / National Youth Sports Safety Month
• May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month / Older Americans Month
• July: National Ice Cream Month. details
• September: National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15)
• October: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month
• November: National American Indian Heritage Month
Bonus: More Websites for information about Holidays and Popular Dates
• List of serious holidays plus the Fun and Strange → The Ultimate Holiday Site – every day has something! such as...National Lazy Day, National Beheading Day, National Failures Day, National Root Beer Float Day, National Toasted Marshmallow Day, etc.• When Is – dates of religious and civil holidays around the world.
• Good site for holidays and their dates → Holiday Smart
• Good site for resources about significant dates → LibrarySupportStaff.com
• Good site for calendar dates & holiday dates → time and date.com
• Sites with additional info for holidays & dates → [Site 1] [Site 2] [Site 3] [Site 4].
• Very Cool Site → Brownielocks - "bizarre, crazy, silly, unknown holidays and observances"
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