Holidays in the USA 2024

The United States (federal country) is divided into 50 states with their local authority. Therefore, days off work are decided both by the federal and local governments and may vary between different states. Except for the eleven fixed federal holidays, each state may establish additional holidays. Learn more about the federal holidays in the USA 2024.

Federal Holidays in the USA 2024

New Year’s Day

January 1st, 2024

New Year’s Day is a day to celebrate the beginning of a new year. Most states also allow the day before (December 31st) to be off.

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15th, 2024

The day celebrates the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., a person of significant influence on the social position of African Americans in the States. The day is celebrated with parades and volunteer service.

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Washington’s Birthday

February 19th, 2024

It is a holiday set to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, the Founding Father and the first president of the United States. It never falls on Washington’s actual date of birth, and Americans celebrate this holiday as a day to honor all presidents of the United States.

Presidents Day in the US

Memorial Day

May 27th, 2024

Memorial Day honors the memory of all deceased personnel in service of the United States armed forces and is celebrated with military-themed parades and marching bands. The day is recognized as the unofficial start of summer.

Juneteenth National Independence Day

June 19th, 2024

It is a national holiday to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans back in 1865. The holiday is celebrated joyfully by organizing fairs, street festivals, and other celebratory events.

Independence Day

July 4th, 2024

The day celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It is celebrated with nationwide picnics, cookouts, parades, and fireworks show at night.

Labor Day

September 2nd, 2024

The day is a celebration of the American labor movement and is recognized as the unofficial end of summer.

Columbus Day

October 14th, 2024

The day celebrates the first arrival of Christopher Columbus in America. Nowadays, in some parts of the USA, on this holiday, people celebrate Native Americans or other cultures that came from outside of the continent.

Veterans Day

November 11th, 2024

It is a holiday to celebrate all honorably discharged military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans Day in the USA

Thanksgiving Day

November 28th, 2024

Thanksgiving Day falls on the fourth Thursday of November. It celebrates the bountiful harvest and other blessings of the past year. The custom is to eat a turkey during a festive dinner with the family.

Christmas Day

December 25th, 2024

Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. Nowadays, most people associate the holidays with shopping sprees and gift-giving, but still, a great part of them celebrate the day with various religious traditions.

Holidays in the USA 2024 – calendar

Holidays in the USA 2024 calendar

As mentioned earlier, every one of the states has also observed local holidays with paid time off for employees. For example, in Nebraska State, apart from the holidays mentioned above, the employees will have time off on Arbor Day (the last Friday in April) and the day after Thanksgiving. Remember to check the dates of these holidays as well.


Before traveling to the USA or planning anything business related, remember to check the dates of upcoming holidays and work around them. Days off work can influence both business and stock trades. Do not let yourself be surprised by any unexpected holiday.

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