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National holidays in the USA


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Major American Holidays:

  • New Year's Day:
    January 1st. Major - Many people also take off the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
  • Martin Luther King Day:
    Third Monday of January. Between a Major and Minor - Many employers close on this day. It is the PC thing to do.
  • Presidents' Day:
    It is celebrated on the third Monday in February. Minor.
  • Memorial Day:
    Celebrated on the fourth Monday of May. Major - first big holiday of the Summer season.
  • Fourth of July, or Independence Day:
    July 4th. Major - If the date falls in the week, many will take off the weekdays before or after to create a "long weekend".
  • Labor Day:
    The first Monday of September. Major - Last big holiday of the Summer season.
  • Columbus Day:
    Takes place on the second Monday in October. Minor.
  • Veterans Day:
    November 11th. Minor.
  • Thanksgiving Day:
    The fourth Thursday in November. Major - Many businesses also close on the next day (Friday) to make a "long weekend".
  • Christmas Day:
    December 25th. Major - Many businesses close early on the 24th also and many people also take off the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Lesser American Holidays:

  • Columbus Day
    Second Monday of October (Insignificant)
  • Election Day
    Tuesday on or after November 2 (Might impact in Presidential years)
  • Veterans Day
    November 11th (Insignificant)
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King
    Third Monday in January (Insignificant)
  • Groundhog Day
    February 2 (Major traffic boost for groundhog sites)
  • Lincoln's Birthday
    February 12 (Insignificant)
  • Valentine's Day
    February 14 - sweets, flowers, cards (Insignificant for most)
  • Washington's Birthday
    February 22 (Insignificant)
  • St. Patrick's Day
    March 17 (Major traffic boost for leprechaun and green beer sites)
  • April Fools's Day
    April 1 (Insignificant)
  • Earth Day
    April 22 (Insignificant)
  • Mothers' Day
    Second Sunday in May (Lots of Email on this day)
  • Fathers' Day
    Third Sunday in June (Insignificant)

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2006-01-25, 15:25:54
anonymous from United States  
should tell what year the holiday was declared a holiday



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