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United States Holidays and Observances 2021

Here is a list of major Holidays and Observances in United States in 2021, which also includes all federal holidays and school holidays!


Here is a full list of Federal holidays, Jewish holidays, School holidays, and observances in Unites States for 2021


Jan 1, 2021 New Year's Day - Federal Holiday/School Holiday


Jan 6, 2021 Epiphany - Christian Observance


Jan 7, 2021 Orthodox Christmas Day - Many Orthodox Christians in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.


Jan 13, 2021 Stephen Foster Memorial Day - Stephen Foster Memorial Day is an observance but it is not a federal public holiday in the United States.


Jan 14, 2021 Orthodox New Year Orthodox - The Orthodox Christian New Year date falls on or around January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.


Jan 18, 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Federal Holiday/School Holiday


Jan 28, 2021 Tu Bishvat/Tu B'Shevat - Jewish holiday - The Jewish people mark the celebration of Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of the Trees.


Feb 1, 2021 National Freedom Day - Observance - This day was founded to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as U.S. citizens. This holiday commemorates the day in 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln signed what would later become the 13th Amendment.


Feb 1, 2021 First Day of Black History Month - Annual monthly observance


Feb 2, 2021 Groundhog Day - Observance


Feb 4, 2021 Rosa Parks Day - Local observance - Rosa Parks Day is an American observance to honor civil rights activist Rosa Parks, who was known for refusing to give up her seat on a bus.


Feb 5, 2021 National Wear Red Day - Observance - On this day, men and women are encouraged to wear red as a symbol of their support of women’s heart health.


Feb 7, 202 Super Bowl Sporting event - Observance


Feb 12, 2021 Chinese New Year - Observance - Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.


Feb 14, 2021 Valentine's Day - Observance - Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.


Feb 15, 2021 Presidents' Day - Federal Holiday


Feb 15, 2021 Susan B. Anthony's Birthday - Local observance - Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement.



Feb 16, 2021 Mardi Gras - State holiday - Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual Lenten sacrifices and fasting of the Lenten season.


Feb 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday - Observance - Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter. Ash Wednesday is traditionally observed by Western Christians.


Feb 26, 2021 Purim - Jewish holiday - Purim is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an Achaemenid Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews, as recounted in the Book of Esther.


Mar 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021 Women's History Month - observance - Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.


Mar 5, 2021 Employee Appreciation Day - Observance - Employee Appreciation Day is an official holiday observed on the first Friday in March. It is a day for companies to thank their employees for their hard work and effort throughout the year. This day was created for the purpose of strengthening the bond between employer and employee.


Mar 14. 2021 Daylight Saving Time - Starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time


Mar 17, 2021 St. Patrick's Day - Observance - Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.


Mar 28, 2021 Passover - Jewish holiday - Passover is a major Jewish holiday that occurs in the spring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan.


March 29, 2021 - April 2, 2021 Spring Recess - LAUSD


Mar 31, 2021 César Chávez Day - State holiday - Cesar Chavez Day is a U.S. federal commemorative holiday, proclaimed by President Barack Obama in 2014. The holiday celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez.


Apr 4, 2021 Last Day of Passover - Jewish holiday


Apr 4, 2021 Easter Sunday - Observance, Christian - Easter is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.


Apr 5, 2021 Easter Monday - Observance, Christian


Apr 13, 2021 Ramadan - Muslim observance


Apr 13, 2021 Thomas Jefferson's Birthday - Observance


Apr 15, 2021 Yom Ha'atzmaut - Jewish holiday - Independence Day is the national day of Israel


Apr 15, 2021 Tax Day


Apr 22, 2021 Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - Observance


Apr 30, 2021 Lag BaOmer - Jewish holiday


May 5, 2021 Cinco de Mayo - Observance - The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.


May 6, 2021 National Nurses Day - Observance - National Nurses Day is observed to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.


May 6, 2021 National Day of Prayer - Observance


May 9, 2021 Mother's Day - Observance


May 13, 2021 Eid al-Fitr - Muslim


May 15, 2021 Peace Officers Memorial Day - Observance


May 17, 2021 Shavuot - Jewish holiday - It is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan.


May 19, 2021 Emergency Medical Services for Children Day - Observance


May 21, 2021 National Defense Transportation Day - Observance


May 25, 2021 National Missing Children's Day - Observance

May 30, 2021 Trinity Sunday - Christian - Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


May 31, 2021 Memorial Day - Federal Holiday - Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.


Jun 10, 2021 Last Day of Instruction - LAUSD


Jun 14, 2021 Flag Day - Observance



Jun 19, 2021 Juneteenth Observance - Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.


Jun 20, 2021 Father's Day - Observance


Jun 20, 2021 American Eagle Day - Observance


Jul 4, 2021 Independence Day - Federal Holiday - Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776.


Jul 18, 2021 Tisha B'Av - Jewish holiday - Tisha B'Av is an annual fast day in Judaism, on which a number of disasters in Jewish history occurred, primarily the destruction of both Solomon's Temple by the Neo-Babylonian Empire and the Second Temple by the Roman Empire in Jerusalem.


Jul 20, 2021 Eid al-Adha - Muslim - Eid al-Adha also called Tabaski, it honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God's command.


Jul 25, 2021 Parents' Day - Observance


Aug 7, 2021 Purple Heart Day - Observance - the nation pauses to acknowledge and remember the sacrifices made by brave people in the military.


Aug 10, 2021 Muharram - Muslim - Muḥarram is the first month of the Islamic calendar.

Aug 21, 2021 Senior Citizens Day - Observance - The day is known to increase awareness of the factors and issues that affect older adults, such as age deterioration and the study of problems that affect their lives, elder abuse.


Aug 26, 2021 Women's Equality Day - Observance - Women's Equality Day is celebrated in the United States to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.


Sep 6, 2021 Labor Day - Federal Holiday - Labor Day is to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend.


Sep 7, 2021 Rosh Hashana - Jewish holiday - Rosh Hashanah, literally meaning "head [of] the year", is the Jewish New Year.


Sep 11, 2021 Patriot Day - Observance


Sep 12 National Grandparents Day - Observance


Sep 16, 2021 Yom Kippur - Jewish holiday - Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a day-long fast and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.


Sep 17, 2021 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day - Observance


Sep 18, 2021 Air Force Birthday - Observance


Sep 18, 2021 National CleanUp Day - Observance


Sep 21, 2021 First Day of Sukkot Jewish holiday - Sukkot, commonly called the Feast of Tabernacles or in some translations the Festival of Shelters, and known also as the Feast of Ingathering.


Sep 27, 2021 Last Day of Sukkot - Jewish holiday


Sep 29, 2021 Simchat Torah - Jewish holiday


Oct 4, 2021 Child Health Day - Observance


Oct 11, 2021 Columbus Day - Federal Holiday - Anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.


Oct 11, 2021 Indigenous People's Day - State Observation


Oct 13, 2021 Navy Birthday - Observance


Oct 15, 2021 Boss's Day - Observance


Nov 2, 2021 Election Day - Observance


Nov 7, 2021 Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time

Nov 11, 2021 Veterans Day - Federal Holiday - honoring military veterans, who have served in the United States Armed Forces.


Nov 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day - Federal Holiday


Nov 26, 2021 Day After Thanksgiving - State holiday


Nov 26, 2021 Black Friday - Observance


Nov 26, 2021 Native American Heritage Day - Observance


Nov 29, 2021 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day) - Jewish holiday - Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating an early victory in the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire as recounted in the Books of the Maccabees I and II, and The Jewish War by Flavius Josephus: the recapture of Jerusalem in the year 164 BCE, and subsequent rededication of the Second Temple.

Nov 29, 2021 Cyber Monday - Observance


Dec 6, 2021 Last Day of Chanukah - Jewish holiday


Dec 6, 2021 St Nicholas Day - Observance


Dec 7, 2021 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - Observance


Dec 13, 2021 National Guard Birthday - Observance


Dec 15, 2021 Bill of Rights Day - Observance


Dec 17, 2021 Pan American Aviation Day - Observance


Dec 17, 2021 Wright Brothers Day - Observance


Dec 24, 2021 Day off for Christmas Day - Federal Holiday


Dec 24, 2021 Christmas Eve - Observance, Christian


Dec 25, 2021 Christmas Day - Federal Holiday


Dec 26, 2021 Kwanzaa - Observance


Dec 31, 2021 Day off for New Year's Day - Federal Holiday


Dec 31, 2021 New Year's Eve - Observance




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