Table of State, Federal & Observed Holidays: 2024

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Date Name Type Details

* Observed exclusively in certain communities within this state.

** Observed in only specific regions of this state.

*** Optional holiday in this state.

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US Observance Holidays: 2024

Date Day Name
Jan 13 Saturday Stephen Foster Memorial Day
Feb 1 Thursday National Freedom Day
Feb 2 Friday Groundhog Day
Feb 2 Friday National Wear Red Day
Feb 7 Wednesday National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Feb 10 Saturday Lunar New Year
Feb 14 Wednesday Valentine's Day
Mar 1 Friday St. David's Day
Mar 1 Friday Read Across America Day
Mar 1 Friday Employee Appreciation Day
Mar 17 Sunday St. Patrick's Day
Mar 30 Saturday Doctors' Day
Mar 30 Saturday Vietnam Veterans Day
Apr 6 Saturday National Tartan Day
Apr 9 Tuesday National Library Workers' Day
Apr 13 Saturday Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Apr 15 Monday Tax Day
Apr 24 Wednesday Administrative Professionals Day
Apr 25 Thursday Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Apr 29 Monday Arbor Day
Apr 29 Monday Confederate Memorial Day
May 1 Wednesday Law Day
May 1 Wednesday Loyalty Day
May 2 Thursday National Day of Prayer
May 10 Friday Military Spouse Appreciation Day
May 15 Wednesday Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 17 Friday National Defense Transportation Day
May 18 Saturday Armed Forces Day
May 25 Saturday National Missing Children's Day
Jun 6 Thursday D-Day
Jun 14 Friday Army Birthday
Jun 14 Friday Flag Day
Jun 20 Thursday American Eagle Day
Jun 20 Thursday June Solstice
Jul 14 Sunday Bastille Day
Jul 27 Saturday National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
Jul 28 Sunday Parents' Day
Aug 4 Sunday Coast Guard Birthday
Aug 4 Sunday Barack Obama Day
Aug 7 Wednesday Purple Heart Day
Aug 18 Sunday National Senior Citizens Day
Aug 19 Monday National Aviation Day
Aug 26 Monday Women's Equality Day
Sep 7 Saturday Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
Sep 8 Sunday National Grandparents Day
Sep 11 Wednesday Patriot Day
Sep 17 Tuesday Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Sep 18 Wednesday Air Force Birthday
Sep 20 Friday National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sep 22 Sunday September Equinox
Sep 28 Saturday National Public Lands Day
Sep 29 Sunday Gold Star Mother's Day
Oct 6 Sunday German American Day
Oct 7 Monday Child Health Day
Oct 9 Wednesday Leif Erikson Day
Oct 13 Sunday Navy Birthday
Oct 15 Tuesday White Cane Safety Day
Oct 16 Wednesday Boss's Day
Nov 1 Friday Law Day
Nov 1 Friday First Day of Native American Heritage Month
Nov 2 Saturday All Souls' Day
Nov 3 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov 5 Tuesday Election Day (General Election)
Nov 10 Sunday Marine Corps Birthday
Nov 15 Wednesday Peace Officers Memorial Day
Nov 28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
Nov 29 Friday Black Friday
Nov 29 Friday Native American Heritage Day
Dec 6 Friday St Nicholas Day
Dec 7 Saturday Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Dec 15 Sunday Bill of Rights Day
Dec 17 Tuesday Pan American Aviation Day
Dec 17 Tuesday Wright Brothers Day
Dec 21 Saturday December Solstice
Dec 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve
Dec 26 Thursday Kwanzaa (first day)

How To Use The State, Federal & Observed Holiday Table

Our interactive holiday table is designed to make it easy for you to find the holiday information you need. Follow these simple steps to get the most out of this tool:

Select Your State:

  • Locate the dropdown menu labeled “Select Your State.”
  • Click on the dropdown menu to see a list of all states.
  • Choose your state from the list. If you want to see holidays for all states, select “All States.”

View the Table:

  • After selecting your state, the table will automatically update to display holidays relevant to your selection.
  • The table is organized with the following columns:
    • Date: The specific date of the holiday.
    • Name: The name of the holiday.
    • Type: The category of the holiday (e.g., State Holiday, Federal Holiday, Observance).
    • Details: Additional information about which states observe the holiday or any other pertinent details.

Search for Specific Holidays:

  • Use your browser’s search function (Ctrl+F on Windows, Command+F on Mac) to quickly find a specific holiday within the table.
  • Type in keywords related to the holiday you’re looking for (e.g., “Christmas,” “Independence Day”) to jump directly to those entries.

Responsive Design:

  • The table is designed to be fully responsive, meaning it will adjust to fit your screen size whether you’re on a desktop, tablet, or mobile device.
  • On smaller screens, the table’s layout changes to ensure readability and usability. Each row will display as a block with the column headers shown as labels before the data.

Hover for Highlights:

  • As you hover over each row in the table, it will highlight to make it easier to read and focus on the specific holiday details.

US Religious Holidays

In the United States, a variety of religious holidays are observed by different faith communities throughout the year. These holidays hold significant cultural and spiritual meaning for those who celebrate them. Below is an overview of some of the major religious holidays observed in the US:

Christian Holidays

  1. Christmas (December 25, 2024)

    • Description: Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.
    • Significance: A major holiday for Christians, marked by church services, gift-giving, and festive meals.
    • Observance: Federal Holiday, widely celebrated across the US.
  2. Easter (March 31, 2024)

    • Description: Commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    • Significance: The most important holiday in the Christian calendar, celebrated with church services, Easter egg hunts, and family gatherings.
    • Observance: Widely observed by Christian communities.
  3. Good Friday (March 29, 2024)

    • Description: Marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
    • Significance: A day of mourning and reflection, often observed with fasting and special church services.
    • Observance: State holiday in some states, widely observed by Christians.
  4. All Saints’ Day (November 1, 2024)

    • Description: Honors all saints, known and unknown.
    • Significance: A day to remember and pray for all saints and martyrs.
    • Observance: Observed by many Christian denominations.

Jewish Holidays

  1. Rosh Hashanah (October 3, 2024)

    • Description: Jewish New Year.
    • Significance: A time of reflection and repentance, marked by synagogue services and the blowing of the shofar.
    • Observance: Observed by Jewish communities with family gatherings and special meals.
  2. Yom Kippur (October 12, 2024)

    • Description: Day of Atonement.
    • Significance: The holiest day in the Jewish calendar, dedicated to fasting, prayer, and repentance.
    • Observance: Observed with a 25-hour fast and intensive prayer.
  3. Hanukkah (December 25, 2024)

    • Description: Festival of Lights.
    • Significance: Commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.
    • Observance: Celebrated with lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, and eating fried foods.

Muslim Holidays

  1. Ramadan (Starts on March 12, 2024)

    • Description: Month of fasting and prayer.
    • Significance: A time of spiritual reflection, fasting from dawn to sunset, and increased devotion.
    • Observance: Observed by Muslims with fasting, prayer, and community gatherings.
  2. Eid al-Fitr (April 10, 2024)

    • Description: Festival of Breaking the Fast.
    • Significance: Marks the end of Ramadan, celebrated with communal prayers, feasts, and giving of alms.
    • Observance: Celebrated with special prayers, festive meals, and exchanging gifts.
  3. Eid al-Adha (August 11, 2024)

    • Description: Festival of Sacrifice.
    • Significance: Commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.
    • Observance: Observed with prayers, feasts, and charity, including the ritual sacrifice of an animal.

Hindu Holidays

  1. Diwali (November 1, 2024)

    • Description: Festival of Lights.
    • Significance: Celebrates the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
    • Observance: Marked by lighting oil lamps, fireworks, and sharing sweets and gifts.
  2. Holi (March 25, 2024)

    • Description: Festival of Colors.
    • Significance: Celebrates the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil.
    • Observance: Celebrated with throwing colored powders, singing, dancing, and festive foods.
  3. Navratri (October 3, 2024)

    • Description: Nine Nights.
    • Significance: Dedicated to the worship of the Hindu goddess Durga.
    • Observance: Celebrated with fasting, dancing, and religious ceremonies.
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US Religious Holidays: 2024

Date Day Name Religion
Jan 6 Saturday Epiphany Christian
Jan 7 Sunday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox
Jan 14 Sunday Orthodox New Year Orthodox
Feb 8 Thursday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim
Feb 13 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Christian
Feb 14 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Christian
Feb 12 Monday Lunar New Year Buddhist
Mar 8 Friday Maha Shivaratri Hindu
Mar 12 Tuesday Ramadan Starts Muslim
Mar 24 Sunday Palm Sunday Christian
Mar 24 Sunday Purim Jewish
Mar 28 Thursday Maundy Thursday Christian
Mar 29 Friday Good Friday Christian
Mar 30 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian
Mar 31 Sunday Easter Sunday Christian
Apr 1 Monday Easter Monday Christian
Apr 22 Monday Passover Eve Jewish
Apr 23 Tuesday Passover (first day) Jewish
Apr 30 Tuesday Last Day of Passover Jewish
May 6 Monday Yom HaShoah Jewish
May 9 Thursday Ascension Day Christian
May 15 Wednesday Peace Officers Memorial Day Christian
May 19 Sunday Pentecost Christian
May 20 Monday Whit Monday Christian
Jun 17 Monday Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date) Muslim
Jul 17 Wednesday Ashura (Tentative Date) Muslim
Aug 19 Monday Raksha Bandhan Hindu
Aug 26 Monday Janmashtami Hindu
Sep 16 Monday The Prophet's Birthday (Tentative Date) Muslim
Oct 3 Thursday Navratri Hindu
Oct 3 Thursday Rosh Hashana Jewish
Oct 4 Friday Feast of St Francis of Assisi Christian
Oct 12 Saturday Dussehra Hindu
Oct 12 Saturday Yom Kippur Jewish
Oct 17 Thursday First Day of Sukkot Jewish
Oct 23 Wednesday Last Day of Sukkot Jewish
Oct 24 Thursday Shmini Atzeret Jewish
Oct 25 Friday Simchat Torah Jewish
Oct 31 Thursday Diwali/Deepavali Hindu
Nov 1 Friday All Saints' Day Christian
Nov 2 Saturday All Souls' Day Christian
Nov 5 Tuesday Election Day (General Election) Observance
Dec 1 Sunday First Sunday of Advent Christian
Dec 6 Friday St Nicholas Day Christian
Dec 9 Monday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian
Dec 12 Thursday Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Christian
Dec 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Christian
Dec 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Christian
Dec 26 Thursday Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day) Jewish
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FAQ: US Holidays and Work

What are federal holidays in the United States?

Federal holidays are public holidays established by the federal government. On these days, non-essential federal government offices are closed, and most federal employees are paid for the holiday. Some of the major federal holidays include New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Are employers required to give employees time off on federal holidays?

No, private employers are not legally required to give employees time off on federal holidays. However, many employers choose to do so as part of their benefits package. Public sector employees typically receive time off on these holidays.

Do employees get paid for federal holidays?

Federal employees are paid for federal holidays. For private sector employees, paid holidays are not mandated by federal law, but many employers offer paid holidays as a benefit.

What happens if a holiday falls on a weekend?

If a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, it is typically observed on the preceding Friday. If it falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday. Employers may follow similar practices, but it can vary depending on company policy.

Are state holidays different from federal holidays?

Yes, state holidays are holidays that are recognized by individual states and can vary widely. States may recognize additional holidays that are not federal holidays, such as Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts and Maine, or Texas Independence Day in Texas.

Can employers require employees to work on holidays?

Yes, employers can require employees to work on holidays, unless there is a contract or union agreement that states otherwise. Many essential services and retail businesses require employees to work on holidays.

What is holiday pay?

Holiday pay refers to additional pay that an employee might receive for working on a holiday. This can include time-and-a-half or double time, depending on company policy or union contracts. Federal law does not require holiday pay.

How do holidays affect overtime calculations?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), overtime is calculated based on hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Paid holiday time off does not count towards hours worked for overtime calculation. However, if an employee works on a holiday, those hours do count towards the 40-hour threshold.

Do part-time employees receive holiday pay?

It depends on the employer’s policy. Some employers offer holiday pay to part-time employees on a pro-rated basis, while others may not. It’s best to check with your HR department or employee handbook.

What religious holidays do employers have to accommodate?

Employers are required to reasonably accommodate employees’ sincerely held religious beliefs and practices, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship on the operation of the business. This might include flexible scheduling or allowing employees to use leave for religious holidays.

Can an employee request time off for a holiday not recognized by their employer?

Yes, employees can request time off for holidays not recognized by their employer. Many employers have policies in place to allow the use of personal or vacation days for this purpose. It’s advisable to make such requests in advance.

Are employees entitled to extra pay for working on a holiday?

There is no federal requirement for extra pay (such as time-and-a-half) for working on a holiday. However, some states and employers have their own policies that provide for additional pay on holidays.

Can an employer change the observed holiday schedule?

Yes, employers have the right to set and change their holiday schedules, provided they comply with any contractual or union agreements in place. Employers should communicate any changes well in advance.

How should employers handle holiday pay for employees on leave?

Policies on holiday pay for employees on leave vary by employer. Typically, if an employee is on paid leave (such as vacation or sick leave), they may still receive holiday pay. If on unpaid leave, they might not receive holiday pay.

What should employees do if they feel their holiday rights are being violated?

Employees should first review their company’s holiday policy and then address concerns with their HR department or manager. If the issue remains unresolved, employees may contact the U.S. Department of Labor or their state labor department for further assistance.

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