American Culture

Dates of Significance

The following are public holidays or dates of significance in the United States:


  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Third Monday in January)
  • President’s Day (Third Monday in February)
  • St. Patrick’s Day (17th of March)
  • April Fool’s Day (1st of April)
  • Patriots’ Day (Third Monday in April)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Juneteenth (19th of June)
  • Independence Day (4th of July)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)*
  • Halloween (31st of October)
  • Veterans Day (11th of November)
  • Thanksgiving (Fourth Thursday in November)


Christian Dates

  • Good Friday (Varies each year)
  • Easter Sunday (Varies each year) 
  • Christmas Eve (24th of December)
  • Christmas Day (25th of December)
  • New Year’s Eve (31st of December)


* More recently, several cities have started observing this day as Indigenous People’s Day instead of ‘Columbus Day’.

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