United States holidays - Government holidays and some that are not well known. In the United States, as in many parts of the world, we celebrate many historical events with a Federal or government holiday.
We celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on Independence day, also called 4th of July. We celebrate the birthdays of some of our early leaders (President's day), we celebrate Thanksgiving, Columbus day, Constitution day and many historical events. Many of these holidays pass without much fanfare - others are celebrated by nearly everyone in the United States.
United States Holidays
New Year's Day - January 1 - Federal Holiday
Martin Luther King Day - 3rd Monday in January - Federal Holiday
Groundhog Day - February 2
Valentine's Day - February 14
Washington's Birthday (Actual date) - February 11 (Julian Calendar) or February 22 (Gregorian Calendar)
Abe Lincoln's Birthday (Actual date) - February 12 - Celebrated as a legal holiday in some US states.
Washington's Birthday (observed)or Presidents Day - 3rd Monday in February - Federal Holiday (This federal holiday is also known as President's Day, commemorating both Washington's and Lincoln's birthday's)
Easter - Sunday in Spring - actual date varies each year
St. Patrick's Day - March 17
Earth Day - April 22
Patriot's Day - Observed on the third Monday in April - State holiday in Massachusetts and Maine (actual date - April 19)
July 4th Fireworks over Washington Landmarks and the Potomac River
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