2016’s List of Holidays and Observances in United States

List of United States Holidays in 2016

Holiday Name

Day & Date

Holiday Type


New Year’s DayFriday, January 1, 2016National holiday
EpiphanyWednesday, January 6, 2016Christian
Orthodox Christmas DayThursday, January 7, 2016Orthodox
Stephen Foster Memorial DayWednesday, January 13, 2016Observance
Orthodox New YearThursday, January 14, 2016Orthodox
Lee Jackson DayFriday, January 15, 2016State holidayVirginia
Martin Luther King DayMonday, January 18, 2016National holiday
Robert E Lee’s BirthdayMonday, January 18, 2016State holidayAlabama, Arkansas
State HolidayMonday, January 18, 2016State holidayMississippi
Idaho Human Rights DayMonday, January 18, 2016State holidayIdaho
Civil Rights DayMonday, January 18, 2016State holidayArizona, New Hampshire
Robert E Lee’s BirthdayTuesday, January 19, 2016State holidayFlorida
State HolidayTuesday, January 19, 2016State holidayTexas
Tu Bishvat/Tu B’ShevatMonday, January 25, 2016Jewish holiday
Kansas DayFriday, January 29, 2016Observance
National Freedom DayMonday, February 1, 2016Observance
Groundhog DayTuesday, February 2, 2016Observance
Rosa Parks DayThursday, February 4, 2016Local observanceCalifornia, Ohio
National Wear Red DayFriday, February 5, 2016Observance
Chinese New YearMonday, February 8, 2016Observance
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasTuesday, February 9, 2016State holidayAlabama, Louisiana
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasTuesday, February 9, 2016Local observanceFlorida
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasTuesday, February 9, 2016Observance
Ash WednesdayWednesday, February 10, 2016Christian
Lincoln’s BirthdayFriday, February 12, 2016State holidayCT, IL, MO, NY
Lincoln’s BirthdayFriday, February 12, 2016Local observanceFlorida
Valentine’s DaySunday, February 14, 2016Observance
Statehood Day in ArizonaSunday, February 14, 2016Local observanceArizona
Presidents’ DayMonday, February 15, 2016National holiday
Daisy Gatson Bates DayMonday, February 15, 2016State holidayArkansas
Susan B Anthony’s BirthdayMonday, February 15, 2016Local observanceCA, FL, NY, WI
Linus Pauling DaySunday, February 28, 2016Local observanceOregon
St. David’s DayTuesday, March 1, 2016Observance
Town Meeting Day VermontTuesday, March 1, 2016State holiday
Texas Independence DayWednesday, March 2, 2016State holidayTexas
Read Across America DayWednesday, March 2, 2016Observance
Employee Appreciation DayFriday, March 4, 2016Observance
Casimir Pulaski DayMonday, March 7, 2016State holidayIllinois
Daylight Saving Time startsSunday, March 13, 2016Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
St. Patrick’s DayThursday, March 17, 2016Observance
Evacuation DayThursday, March 17, 2016State holidayMassachusetts
Palm SundaySunday, March 20, 2016Christian
March equinoxSunday, March 20, 2016Season
Maundy ThursdayThursday, March 24, 2016Christian
PurimThursday, March 24, 2016Jewish holiday
Good FridayFriday, March 25, 2016State holiday13 states
Maryland DayFriday, March 25, 2016Local observanceMaryland
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day observedFriday, March 25, 2016State holidayHawaii
Holy SaturdaySaturday, March 26, 2016Christian
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole DaySaturday, March 26, 2016State holidayHawaii
Easter SundaySunday, March 27, 2016Observance, Christian
Easter MondayMonday, March 28, 2016Christian
Seward’s DayMonday, March 28, 2016State holidayAlaska
César Chávez DayThursday, March 31, 2016State holidayCA, CO, TX
Pascua Florida Day observedFriday, April 1, 2016Local observanceFlorida
Pascua Florida DaySaturday, April 2, 2016Local observanceFlorida
National Tartan DayWednesday, April 6, 2016Observance
Thomas Jefferson’s BirthdayWednesday, April 13, 2016Observance
Tax DayFriday, April 15, 2016Observance
Father Damien DayFriday, April 15, 2016Local observanceHawaii
Emancipation Day observedFriday, April 15, 2016State holidayDistrict of Columbia
Emancipation DaySaturday, April 16, 2016State holidayDistrict of Columbia
Patriot’s DayMonday, April 18, 2016State holidayMaine, Massachusetts
National Library Workers’ DayTuesday, April 19, 2016Observance
San Jacinto DayThursday, April 21, 2016State holidayTexas
Oklahoma DayFriday, April 22, 2016Local observanceOklahoma
Passover (first day)Saturday, April 23, 2016Jewish holiday
Confederate Memorial DayMonday, April 25, 2016State holidayAlabama, Florida
State HolidayMonday, April 25, 2016State holidayGeorgia
State HolidayMonday, April 25, 2016State holidayMississippi
State HolidayTuesday, April 26, 2016Local observanceFlorida
Administrative Professionals DayWednesday, April 27, 2016Observance
Take our Daughters and Sons to Work DayThursday, April 28, 2016Observance
Orthodox Good FridayFriday, April 29, 2016Orthodox
Arbor DayFriday, April 29, 2016State holidayNebraska
Last Day of PassoverSaturday, April 30, 2016Jewish holiday
Orthodox Holy SaturdaySaturday, April 30, 2016Orthodox
Orthodox EasterSunday, May 1, 2016Orthodox
Law DaySunday, May 1, 2016Observance
Loyalty DaySunday, May 1, 2016Observance
Orthodox Easter MondayMonday, May 2, 2016Orthodox
Primary Election Day IndianaTuesday, May 3, 2016State holidayIndiana
Yom HaShoahWednesday, May 4, 2016Jewish holiday
Kent State Shootings RemembranceWednesday, May 4, 2016Local observanceOhio
Rhode Island Independence DayWednesday, May 4, 2016Local observanceRhode Island
Ascension DayThursday, May 5, 2016Christian
Isra and Mi’rajThursday, May 5, 2016Muslim
Cinco de MayoThursday, May 5, 2016Observance
National Day of PrayerThursday, May 5, 2016Observance
National Nurses DayFriday, May 6, 2016Observance
National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) DaySaturday, May 7, 2016Observance
Mother’s DaySunday, May 8, 2016Observance
Truman DaySunday, May 8, 2016State holidayMissouri
Truman Day observedMonday, May 9, 2016State holidayMissouri
State HolidayTuesday, May 10, 2016State holidaySouth Carolina
State HolidayTuesday, May 10, 2016Local observanceNorth Carolina
Primary Election Day West VirginiaTuesday, May 10, 2016State holidayWest Virginia
Yom Ha’atzmautThursday, May 12, 2016Jewish holiday
PentecostSunday, May 15, 2016Christian
Peace Officers Memorial DaySunday, May 15, 2016Observance
Whit MondayMonday, May 16, 2016Christian
National Defense Transportation DayFriday, May 20, 2016Observance
Armed Forces DaySaturday, May 21, 2016Observance
Trinity SundaySunday, May 22, 2016Christian
National Maritime DaySunday, May 22, 2016Observance
Harvey Milk DaySunday, May 22, 2016Local observanceCalifornia
Emergency Medical Services for Children DayWednesday, May 25, 2016Observance
National Missing Children’s DayWednesday, May 25, 2016Observance
Corpus ChristiThursday, May 26, 2016Christian
Lag BaOmerThursday, May 26, 2016Jewish holiday
Memorial DayMonday, May 30, 2016National holiday
Jefferson Davis BirthdayMonday, May 30, 2016Local observanceMississippi
Statehood DayWednesday, June 1, 2016Local observanceKentucky, Tennessee
Jefferson Davis BirthdayFriday, June 3, 2016Local observanceFlorida
Doughnut DaySunday, June 5, 2016Observance
Jefferson Davis BirthdayMonday, June 6, 2016State holidayAlabama
D-DayMonday, June 6, 2016Observance
Ramadan startsTuesday, June 7, 2016Muslim
Kamehameha Day observedFriday, June 10, 2016State holidayHawaii
Kamehameha DaySaturday, June 11, 2016State holidayHawaii
ShavuotSunday, June 12, 2016Jewish holiday
U.S. Army BirthdayTuesday, June 14, 2016Observance
Flag DayTuesday, June 14, 2016Observance
Bunker Hill DayFriday, June 17, 2016State holidayMassachusetts
Father’s DaySunday, June 19, 2016Observance
JuneteenthSunday, June 19, 2016Local observanceAll except Am. Samoa, AZ, HI, MD, MP, MT, ND, NH, SD, TX, UT, Virg. Is.
Emancipation DaySunday, June 19, 2016State holidayTexas
June SolsticeMonday, June 20, 2016Season
West Virginia DayMonday, June 20, 2016State holidayWest Virginia
American Eagle DayMonday, June 20, 2016Observance
Lailat al-QadrSaturday, July 2, 2016Muslim
Independence DayMonday, July 4, 2016National holiday
Eid al-FitrThursday, July 7, 2016Muslim
Pioneer DaySunday, July 24, 2016State holidayUtah
Parents’ DaySunday, July 24, 2016Observance
Pioneer Day observedMonday, July 25, 2016State holidayUtah
Colorado DayMonday, August 1, 2016Local observanceColorado
U.S. Coast Guard BirthdayThursday, August 4, 2016Observance
Purple Heart DaySunday, August 7, 2016Observance
Victory DayMonday, August 8, 2016State holidayRhode Island
Tisha B’AvSunday, August 14, 2016Jewish holiday
Assumption of MaryMonday, August 15, 2016Christian
Bennington Battle DayTuesday, August 16, 2016State holidayVermont
Statehood Day in HawaiiFriday, August 19, 2016State holidayHawaii
National Aviation DayFriday, August 19, 2016Observance
Senior Citizens DaySunday, August 21, 2016Observance
Women’s Equality DayFriday, August 26, 2016Observance
Lyndon Baines Johnson DaySaturday, August 27, 2016State holidayTexas
Labor DayMonday, September 5, 2016National holiday
California Admission DayFriday, September 9, 2016Local observanceCalifornia
Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup DaySaturday, September 10, 2016Observance
Patriot DaySunday, September 11, 2016Observance
National Grandparents DaySunday, September 11, 2016Observance
Eid al-AdhaTuesday, September 13, 2016Muslim
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day observedFriday, September 16, 2016Observance
National POW/MIA Recognition DayFriday, September 16, 2016Observance
Constitution Day and Citizenship DaySaturday, September 17, 2016Observance
Air Force BirthdaySunday, September 18, 2016Observance
September equinoxThursday, September 22, 2016Season
Emancipation DayThursday, September 22, 2016Local observanceOhio
Native Americans’ DayFriday, September 23, 2016Local observanceCalifornia
Gold Star Mother’s DaySunday, September 25, 2016Observance
Rosh HashanaMonday, October 3, 2016State holidayTexas
Rosh HashanaMonday, October 3, 2016Jewish holiday
MuharramMonday, October 3, 2016Muslim
Child Health DayMonday, October 3, 2016Observance
Feast of St Francis of AssisiTuesday, October 4, 2016Christian
Leif Erikson DaySunday, October 9, 2016Observance
Columbus DayMonday, October 10, 2016National holidayAll except AK, AR, CA, DE, FL, HI, MI, MN, ND, NV, OR, SD, TX, VT, WA, WI, WY
Columbus DayMonday, October 10, 2016Local observanceFlorida
Native Americans’ DayMonday, October 10, 2016Local observanceSouth Dakota
Indigenous People’s DayMonday, October 10, 2016Local observanceCA, MN, WA
Yom KippurWednesday, October 12, 2016State holidayTexas
Yom KippurWednesday, October 12, 2016Jewish holiday
U.S. Navy BirthdayThursday, October 13, 2016Observance
White Cane Safety DaySaturday, October 15, 2016Observance
First Day of SukkotMonday, October 17, 2016Jewish holiday
Boss’s DayMonday, October 17, 2016Observance
Alaska DayTuesday, October 18, 2016State holidayAlaska
Last Day of SukkotSunday, October 23, 2016Jewish holiday
Shmini AtzeretMonday, October 24, 2016Jewish holiday
Simchat TorahTuesday, October 25, 2016Jewish holiday
Nevada DayFriday, October 28, 2016State holidayNevada
Diwali/DeepavaliSaturday, October 29, 2016Observance
HalloweenMonday, October 31, 2016Observance
All Saints’ DayTuesday, November 1, 2016Christian
All Souls’ DayWednesday, November 2, 2016Christian
Daylight Saving Time endsSunday, November 6, 2016Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Election DayTuesday, November 8, 2016Observance
Election DayTuesday, November 8, 2016State holiday14 states
Marine Corps BirthdayThursday, November 10, 2016Observance
Return Day DelawareThursday, November 10, 2016State holidayDelaware
Veterans DayFriday, November 11, 2016National holiday
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 24, 2016National holiday
State HolidayFriday, November 25, 2016State holidayGeorgia
Presidents’ DayFriday, November 25, 2016State holidayNew Mexico
Lincoln’s Birthday/Lincoln’s DayFriday, November 25, 2016State holidayIndiana, West Virginia
Black FridayFriday, November 25, 2016State holiday24 states
American Indian Heritage DayFriday, November 25, 2016State holidayMaryland
First Sunday of AdventSunday, November 27, 2016Christian
Cyber MondayMonday, November 28, 2016Observance
St Nicholas’ DayTuesday, December 6, 2016Observance
Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayWednesday, December 7, 2016Observance
Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionThursday, December 8, 2016Christian
The Prophet’s BirthdayMonday, December 12, 2016Muslim
Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeMonday, December 12, 2016Observance
U.S. National Guard BirthdayTuesday, December 13, 2016Observance
Pan American Aviation DaySaturday, December 17, 2016Observance
Wright Brothers DaySaturday, December 17, 2016Observance
December SolsticeWednesday, December 21, 2016Season
Christmas Eve observedFriday, December 23, 2016State holidayKS, LA, MI, NC, ND, OK, SC, TX, VA, WI
Christmas EveSaturday, December 24, 2016State holidayKS, LA, MI, NC, ND, OK, SC, TX, VA, WI
Christmas EveSaturday, December 24, 2016Observance, Christian
Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)Sunday, December 25, 2016Jewish holiday
Christmas DaySunday, December 25, 2016National holiday, Christian
Kwanzaa (until Jan 1)Monday, December 26, 2016Observance
Christmas Day observedMonday, December 26, 2016National holiday, Christian
Day After Christmas DayMonday, December 26, 2016State holidayKS, KY, NC, NC, NH, SC, TX
New Year’s Eve observedFriday, December 30, 2016State holidayLA, MI, WI
New Year’s EveSaturday, December 31, 2016Observance
New Year’s EveSaturday, December 31, 2016State holidayLA, MI, WI