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Post  Yoke on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:21 am

This page starts with U.S. Federal Legal Holidays because on these dates many government offices, banks and businesses will be closed. After federal, many popular holidays & observances are listed.

United States Legal Federal Holidays

Federal Legal Holidays 2009
• January 1, 2009: New Year's Day [Jan. 1 every year]
• January 19, 2009: Martin Luther King Day [3rd monday in Jan]
• January 20, 2009: Inauguration Day [every 4th year]
• February 16, 2009: Presidents Day (observed) [3rd monday in Feb]
note: Presidents Day is also Washington's Birthday (observed)
• May 25, 2009: Memorial Day (observed) [last monday in May]
• July 4, 2009: Independence Day [July 4 every year]
• September 7, 2009: Labor Day [1st monday in Sept]
• October 12, 2009: Columbus Day (observed) [2nd monday in Oct]
• November 11, 2009: Veterans' Day [Nov. 11 every year]
• November 26, 2009: Thanksgiving Day [4th thursday in Nov]
• December 25, 2009: Christmas Day [Dec. 25 every year]

about Inauguration Day ...
It comes after each U.S. presidential election, held every 4 years.

Quick note regarding federal holidays listed above: the term (observed) means the day the holiday is celebrated and a lot of people get a day off of work. Usually your bank is closed, no mail delivery, many government offices are closed, schools and the stock market might be closed, etc. ... observed might not be the traditional or "real" date.

Be Aware if a federal legal holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
Sometimes ... many Federal, State, City, Postal, Bank employees, other workers take an extra day off work. When the holiday falls on sunday, they might not work on the following monday. When the holiday falls on saturday, they might not work on the preceding friday.

Additional US Holidays, Celebrated Dates, Popular Days
• January 24 [every year]: Belly Laugh Day [info]
• February 2 [every year]: Groundhog Day
• February 12 [every year]: Lincoln's Birthday
• February 14 [every year]: St. Valentines Day
• February 24, 2009: Fat Tuesday (a.k.a. Paczki Day) - day before Lent starts
• February 22 [every year]: Washington's Birthday (traditional date, not observed date)
• March 17 [every year]: St. Patrick's Day
• April 10, 2009: Good Friday (U.S. stock market is closed on this day)
• April 12, 2009: Easter Sunday
• April 1 [every year]: April Fool's Day
• April 22 [every year]: Earth Day [info]
• April 22, 2009: Administrative Professionals Day (National Secretary's Day) [info]
• May 5 [every year]: Cinco de Mayo
• May 10, 2009: Mother's Day [2nd sunday in May]
• May 16, 2009: Armed Forces Day [3rd saturday in May]
• June 14 [every year]: Flag Day
• June 21, 2009: Father's Day [3rd sunday in June]
• July 26, 2009: Parents' Day [4th Sunday in July]
• Sept. 13, 2009: Grandparents' Day [first sunday after Labor Day]
• September 11 (9/11)[every year]: anniversary of terrorist attack on World Trade Center in 2001.
• September 16 [every year]: Stepfamily Day [info 1] [info 2]
• September 17 [every year]: Citizenship Day
• Native American Day: 4th friday in September, celebrated (observed) many different days
• October 16 [every year]: Boss's Day (National Bosses Day)
• October 17, 2009: Sweetest Day [3rd saturday in Oct]
• October 31 [every year]: Halloween - for costumes props decorations → click here
• November 3, 2009: Election Day [first tuesday after first monday in Nov]
• December 7 [every year]: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day [details] - attacked in 1941, WWII.
• December 12-19, 2009: Chanukah/Hanukkah [info]
• December 26 - Jan 1 [every year]: Kwanzaa
• December 31 [every year]: New Year's Eve

2009 U.S. Daylight Savings Time• STARTS: March 8, 2009 at 2am (set clocks ahead one hour)
• ENDS: November 1, 2009 at 2am (set clocks back one hour)

For future reference »» beginning in 2007, U.S. daylight savings time start/end dates
start: move clocks AHEAD one hour at 2am on the second Sunday in March.
end: move clocks BACK one hour at 2am on the first Sunday of November.

• MARCH 28, 2009 STARTING AT 8:30pm (Saturday) [annually the last saturday in March].
info at - concept is for as many people as possible around the world to turn off lights for an hour (starting at their own local time). Security and emergency lighting will remain on. Millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations around the globe turn off their lights for Earth Hour. More than 100 cities across North America participate.

More American Patriotic and National Observances

• ARMY birthday - June 14th
• COAST GUARD birthday - August 4th [US Coast Guard established 4 August 1790]
• AIR FORCE birthday - September 18th bonus info → U.S. Air Force Highlights
• NAVY birthday - October 13th
• MARINE CORPS birthday - November 10th
• National Freedom Day: February 1st
• National Poison Prevention Week: third week in March
• Thomas Jefferson's birthday: April 13th
• Loyalty Day: May 1st
• Law Day, U.S.A.: May 1st
• National Day of Prayer: first Thursday in May
• Police Week: week which has May 15th in it
• Peace Officers Memorial Day: May 15th. (Federal, State, local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty)
• National Maritime Day: May 22nd
• National Flag Week: the week in which June 14th falls
• Honor America Days: June 14th through July 4th
• National Aviation Day: August 19th
• Constitution Week: September 17th through September 23rd
• Gold Star Mother's Day: last Sunday in September
• Child Health Day: first Monday in October
• Leif Erikson Day: October 9th
• Wright Brothers Day: December 17th

Some Months Are Known As ...
• February: African American Heritage Month / American Heart Month
• March: National Women's History Month
• April: Cancer Control Month
• May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month / Older Americans Month
• September: National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15)
• October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
• November: National American Indian Heritage Month

U.S. Big Events
• College Bowls - Mens Football
• January 8, 2009: College Football BCS Championship Game [locations/future dates].
• National Football League NFL Playoffs usually start during the 1st week in January.
• Super Bowl XLIII (43): February 1, 2009 in Tampa Bay, Florida.
• Mardi Gras Carnival: February 24, 2009 in New Orleans. [info site] [web cams] [Future Dates]. annual event. "Carnival celebration starts on January 6, the Twelfth Night (feast of Epiphany); and picks up speed until Midnight on Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday."
• Daytona 500: February 15, 2009. 51st Running of the Daytona 500, Nascar car racing.
• Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida: February 27 - March 8, 2009. motorcycles and partying.
• Spring Break: overall - 2nd week of March to early April. Each school has it's own specific week(s).
• "March Madness" - Mens College Basketball Title Tournament in March, every year.
• National Hockey League NHL 2008/2009 Playoffs (starts in April). [Stanley Cup History].
• National Basketball Association NBA Playoffs 2009 (starts in April).
• Kentucky Derby - 135th: May 2, 2009. Horse racing (first Saturday in May, every year).
• Preakness Stakes - 134th: May 16, 2009. Horse racing (two weeks after the Kentucky Derby).
• Indianapolis 500: May 24, 2009. (Sunday of Memorial Weekend, every year)
• Belmont Stakes: June 6, 2009. Horse racing (three weeks after the Preakness).
• U.S. Open Golf: June 15-21, 2009 at Bethpage State Park (Black Course) in Farmingdale, New York.
• Woodward Dream Cruise: August 15, 2009. Annual World Famous Car Cruise held in Metro Detroit, Michigan. The WDC, the most popular car cruise on earth, is on the third Saturday in Aug, every year, and celebrated all week leading up to the official day.
• World Series - Major League Baseball (MLB) - around the middle to end of October, every year.


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