2012 2011 2010 Holiday Calendar 2010 2011 2012

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The tables below list the calendar days and dates of various American calendar holidays and observances. The legal status of holidays varies from state to state and the U.S. national Federal government. Some holidays are "fixed" - for example, Christmas is always December 25. Other holidays are fixed only to a particular day of the week in relation to a particular week of a fixed month - for example, Mothers Day is always the second Sunday in May. The most complicated of calendar holidays is Easter Sunday - a "movable feast" that can occur in March or April and is determined by a complex mathematical procedure. The calendars below have a total of 13 fixed calendar date holidays + 8 holidays that are fixed to a certain day of the week - Sunday (2), Monday (5), and Thursday (1) - and the complex Easter Sunday holiday along with Good Friday. Holidays are listed for calendar years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Also, a Holiday Calendar near the bottom of the page can be used to find the dates of these holiday observances for any year. This information is useful for business travel and vacation planning, and rentals and reservations for hotels / motels, autos, airlines, and cruises. A US holiday list calendar follows.

Calendar Holidays and Observances

Holiday 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MLK Jr Day -- 3rd Monday in JanuaryJan 19Jan 18Jan 17Jan 16Jan 21Jan 20Jan 19Jan 18
Presidents Day* -- 3rd Monday in FebruaryFeb 16Feb 15Feb 21Feb 20Feb 18Feb 17Feb 16Feb 15
Mothers Day -- 2nd Sunday in MayMay 10May 9May 8May 13May 12May 11May 10May 8
Memorial Day -- Last Monday in MayMay 25May 31May 30May 28May 27May 26May 25May 30
Fathers Day -- 3rd Sunday in JuneJun 21Jun 20Jun 19Jun 17Jun 16Jun 15Jun 21Jun 19
Labor Day -- 1st Monday in SeptemberSep 7Sep 6Sep 5Sep 3Sep 2Sep 1Sep 7Sep 5
Columbus Day -- 2nd Monday in OctoberOct 12Oct 11Oct 10Oct 8Oct 14Oct 13Oct 12Oct 10
Thanksgiving -- 4th Thursday in NovemberNov 26Nov 25Nov 24Nov 22Nov 28Nov 27Nov 26Nov 24
Good Friday -- 2 days before EasterApr 10Apr 2Apr 22Apr 6Mar 29Apr 18Apr 3Mar 25
Easter Sunday -- March or AprilApr 12Apr 4Apr 24Apr 8Mar 31Apr 20Apr 5Mar 27

  •   New Years Day -- January 1
  •   MLK Jr Day -- 3rd Monday in January
  •   Groundhog Day -- February 2
  •   Valentines Day -- February 14
  •   Presidents Day* -- 3rd Monday in February  
  •   St. Patricks Day -- March 17
  •   April Fools Day -- April 1
  •   Earth Day -- April 22
  •   Cinco de Mayo -- May 5
  •   Mothers Day -- 2nd Sunday in May
  •   Memorial Day -- Last Monday in May
  •   Flag Day -- June 14
  •   Fathers Day -- 3rd Sunday in June
  •   Independence Day -- July 4
  •   Labor Day -- 1st Monday in September
  •   Columbus Day -- 2nd Monday in October
  •   Halloween -- October 31
  •   Veterans Day -- November 11
  •   Thanksgiving -- 4th Thursday in November  
  •   Christmas -- December 25
  •   New Years Eve -- December 31
  •   Good Friday -- 2 days before Easter
  •   Easter Sunday -- March or April

  *Presidents' Day is also known as Washington's Birthday.  

When is Thanksgiving ??

Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November. Since sometimes there are five Thursdays in November, Thanksgiving may not be on the last Thursday of the month. The earliest date for Thanksgiving is November 22. The latest date for Thanksgiving is November 28.

When is Easter Sunday ??

Easter date is a complex calculation involving the full moon and the spring (vernal) equinox. A correct statement is: 'Easter is the first Sunday after the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after March 21'. For details and additional information, please see: List of Easter Dates and US Naval Observatory - Date of Easter. The earliest date for Easter is March 22. The latest date for Easter is April 25.

The calendar below highlights in red all of the calendar holidays and observances listed above and is valid for all Gregorian Calendar years from 1582 onward. It includes Easter and Good Friday. The Easter date calculation utilizes a custom Javascript implementation of Oudin's mathematical algorithm. The month and year may be incremented or decremented by using the "arrows" << and >> . The asterisk (*) resets the calendar to the current month and year.

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Easter Sunday Date

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