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List and dates of U.S. Federal Legal Holidays plus many popular celebrations such as Super Bowl Sunday, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, National Ice Cream Day, Woodward Dream Cruise (car cruise), Halloween and more.
United States Federal Holidays 2017 2018
Federal Legal Holidays – banks and many government offices closed, no postal mail delivery. Most federal employees get paid not to work.
(observed) – when a federal holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, many Federal, State, City, Postal, Bank employees, and some other workers get paid not to work. When holiday is on Saturday, the preceding Friday is their paid day off. When holiday is on Sunday, the following Monday is their paid day off. click → Office of Personnel Management
Extra Federal Holiday every 4th year: Inauguration Day – next on January 20, 2021. It happens on Jan 20th after the U.S. Presedential Election, held every 4 years. Not a public holiday.
Super Bowl Sunday - Super Bowl 2018 / Super Bowl LII (52) is February 4, 2018. Not a holiday, but is one of the most popular celebrations of the year.
2017 Popular USA Holidays Celebrations Observances
October 21, 2017 (saturday) Sweetest Day. [3rd saturday in Oct]
October 31, 2017 (tuesday) Halloween (Halloween Day) [Oct 31st every year]
November 10, 2017 (friday) Veterans' Day (observed) – federal employees paid day off.
November 23, 2017 (thursday) Thanksgiving Day. [4th thursday in Nov]
November 23-24, 2017 Black Friday Christmas Shopping Frenzy – mostly starts on Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving.
December 7, 2017 (thursday) Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day [Dec 7th every year]. USA attacked in 1941, brought us into WWII. www.whitehouse.gov/news/
December 17, 2017 (sunday) Wright Brothers Day. [Dec 17th every year]
December 25, 2017 (monday) Christmas [Christmas Day, Dec 25th every year]
December 31, 2017 (sunday) New Year's Eve. [Dec 31st every year]
2018 Popular USA Holidays Celebrations Observances
January 1, 2018 (monday) New Year's Day [Jan 1st every year]
January 8, 2018 (monday) College Football Championship Game. info
January 9-12, 2018 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) – tradeshow, in Las Vegas, Nevada. www.cesweb.org
January 13-28, 2018 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show). naias.com
January 15, 2018 (monday) Martin Luther King Day. [3rd monday in Jan]
January 24, 2018 (wednesday) Gobal Belly Laugh Day. [Jan 24th every year] www.bellylaughday.com
February 1, 2018 (thursday) National Freedom Day. [Feb 1st every year]
February 2, 2018 (friday) Groundhog Day. [Feb 2nd every year]
February 4, 2018 (sunday) Super Bowl LII (52) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. www.nfl.com/superbowl
February 9, 2018 (friday) National Pizza Day. [Feb 9th every year]. info
February 10-19, 2018 Chicago Auto Show. www.chicagoautoshow.com
February 12, 2018 (monday) Lincoln's Birthday. [Feb 12th every year]. Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States.
February 14, 2018 (wednesday) St. Valentine's Day . [Feb 14th every year]
February 19, 2018 (monday) Washington's Birthday / Presidents' Day (observed). [3rd monday in Feb]
February 13, 2018 (tuesday) Fat Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday, day before Lent starts.
February 13, 2018 (tuesday) Mardi Gras Carnival in New Orleans, LA. www.mardigrasneworleans.com
March 17, 2018 (saturday) St. Patrick's Day – celebrating Irish culture. [March 17th every year] info
March 17, 2018 (saturday) Earth Hour – starts 8:30 pm (your local time) [3rd sat in March]. www.earthhour.org
March 30, 2018 Good Friday. the Friday before Easter Sunday, U.S. stock market is closed.
April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday
April 1, 2018 (sunday) April Fool's Day. a day of practical jokes and gags. [April 1st every year]
April 6, 2018 (friday) National Tartan Day, celebrating Scottish Americans. April 6th every year. americanscottishfoundation.com
April 13, 2018 (friday) Thomas Jefferson's birthday. [April 13 every year]. born April 13, 1743.
April 17, 2018 (tuesday) Tax Day – last day to file federal taxes without penalty. U.S. Debt Per Citizen is now over 60 Thousand Dollars! Debt Per Taxpayer is over 163 Thousand Dollars! U.S. Debt is growing by the second, see → U.S. National Debt Clock
April 21, 2018 (saturday) Record Store Day. (music record stores). 3rd Saturday every April. www.recordstoreday.com
April 22, 2018 (sunday) Earth Day. [April 22nd every year] earthday.org
April 25, 2018 (wednesday) Administrative Professionals Day (Secretary's Day). info
May 1, 2018 (tuesday) Loyalty Day. [May 1st every year].
May 3, 2018 (thursday) National Day of Prayer. a day for all faiths to pray for our nation and its leaders. [first Thursday in May]
May 5, 2018 (saturday) Cinco de Mayo. a celebration of Mexican culture. May 5th every year. www.history.com
May 5, 2018 (saturday) Kentucky Derby horse race.
May 13, 2018 (sunday) Mother's Day. [2nd sunday in May]
May 15, 2018 (tuesday) Peace Officers Memorial Day. [every May 15th] a day in honor of Federal, State, local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. research.archives.gov/id/299877
May 19, 2018 (saturday) Armed Forces Day [3rd saturday in May]
May 22, 2018 (tuesday) National Maritime Day [May 22nd every year]
May 28, 2018 (monday) Memorial Day [last Monday in May]
June 1, 2018 (friday) National Doughnut Day. [first Friday in June]
June 14-17, 2018 U.S. Open Golf Championship in Southampton, New York.
June 17, 2018 (sunday) Father's Day. [3rd sunday in June]
July 4, 2018 (wednesday) Independence Day USA. [July 4th every year]
July 22, 2018 (sunday) National Ice Cream Day. details
July 22, 2018 (sunday) Parents' Day. [4th Sunday in July]
TBA 2018 (monday-sunday) Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - 77th Annual - in Sturgis, South Dakota. www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com
August 18, 2018 (saturday) Woodward Dream Cruise 2018. World famous car cruise in metro Detroit. This is actually a week's worth of showing classic cars, specialty vehicles, and cruisin. Over one million people attend each year. woodward_dream_cruise.html
August 19, 2018 (sunday) National Aviation Day. [Aug 19th every year]
September 3, 2018 (monday) Labor Day. [first Monday in Sept]
September 9, 2018 (sunday) National Grandparents Day. [first sunday after Labor Day]
September 11, 2018 (tuesday) Patriot Day (a.k.a. 9/11) [September 11th every year] – observance to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist plane attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and other targets on Sept 11, 2001.
September 16, 2018 (sunday) Stepfamily Day. [Sept 16th every year] www.nationalstepfamilydayandweek.com
September 17, 2018 (monday) Constitution Day & Citizenship Day. [Sept 17th every year] If on a saturday or sunday, it's observed on work day closest to the 17th.
The United States Constitution signed on September 17, 1787. It was Ratified on March 4, 1789. Read our Constitution: www.constitution.org/cons/constitu.htm
September 21, 2018 (friday) National POW/MIA Recognition Day. [3rd friday in Sept]
September 28, 2018 (friday) Native American Day. [4th friday in September] but celebrated, observed many different days.
October 8, 2018 (monday) Columbus Day (observed). [2nd monday in Oct]
October 17, 2018 (monday) Boss's Day (observed) (National Bosses Day). [Oct 16th every year]. If on a saturday or sunday, it is observed on the work day closest to the 16th.
October 31, 2018 (wednesday) Halloween (Halloween Day) [Oct 31st every year]
November 11, 2018 (sunday) Veterans' Day [Nov 11th every year]
November 22, 2018 (thursday) Thanksgiving Day. [4th thursday in Nov]
November 22-23, 2018 Black Friday Christmas Shopping Frenzy – mostly starts on Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving.
December 7, 2018 (friday) Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day [Dec 7th every year]. USA attacked in 1941, brought us into WWII. www.whitehouse.gov/news/
December 25, 2018 (tuesday) Christmas [Christmas Day, Dec 25th every year]
U.S. Daylight Savings Time 2017
U.S. daylight savings time future start and end dates...
SEASONS 2017 Spring – Summer – Fall (Autumn) – Winter
April 2024 – next Total Solar Eclipse in the United States.
More American Patriotic and National Observances
• ARMY birthday – June 14th
• Washington's Birthday: February 22nd (traditional date, not observed date)
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. Read about this, see similarities to today. www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/teaparty.htm
Declaration of Independence – Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776. Read it! www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html
In The Declaration of Independence, it clearly states ...
The United States Constitution (Constitution of the United States of America), September 17, 1787. Ratified on March 4, 1789. Read the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights! www.constitution.org/cons/constitu.htm
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
Popular Sports Events and Special Events in the U.S.
• College Bowls Mens Football mid Dec 2017 to January 8, 2018.
• College Football Championship Game is January 8, 2018 (Monday night). CFP National Championship.
• NFL Playoffs (National Football League) in January, 2018.
• Super Bowl LII (52) (Super Bowl 2018) is February 4, 2018 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Game on NBC TV, Kickoff 6:35 pm. www.nfl.com/superbowl
• Daytona 500 is February 26, 2017 (Sunday). Nascar race, usually the 3rd or 4th Sunday in February.
• Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida. March 10-19, 2017. motorcycles and partying.
• March Madness (NCAA Mens College Basketball Title Tournament) – starts in mid-March, Title Game April 3, 2017.
• WWE WrestleMania XXXIII (33) – April 2, 2017.
• NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (National Hockey League) – annual, starts in April, finals in June.
• NBA Playoffs (National Basketball Association) – annual, starts in April, finals in June.
• Kentucky Derby: May 5, 2018. Horse racing (first Saturday in May).
• Preakness Stakes: May 20, 2017. Horse racing (two weeks after Kentucky Derby).
• Indianapolis 500: May 28, 2017. (Sunday of Memorial Weekend).
• Belmont Stakes: June 10, 2017. Horse racing (three weeks after the Preakness).
• U.S. Open Golf Championship: June 14-17, 2018 in Southampton, New York.
• Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – 77th in Sturgis, South Dakota: August 7-13, 2017. lots of motorcycles and partying.
• Monterey Car Week: TBA 2017, in Monterey, California. classic, vintage & stylish cars.
• Woodward Dream Cruise is August 19, 2017. 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) – annual Major League Baseball championship series, usually starts in the 3rd week of October.
on a related note... below are the next Olympics dates and locations.
Winter Olympics 2018 (XXIII Olympic Winter Games) is February 9 to 25, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. click → Olympics 2018
Summer Olympics 2020 (XXXII Olympiad - Olympic Summer Games) is July 14 to August 9, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. click → Olympics 2020
For More Sports Info, try ...
• Most Major Sporting Events general info: johnnyroadtrip.com
• Most Major Sporting Events future dates: johnnyroadtrip.com future dates
• 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 about Holidays and Popular Dates
When Is – dates of religious and civil holidays around the world.
LibrarySupportStaff.com – site for resources about significant dates
time and date.com – calendar dates & many holiday dates
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