Holidays and Observances in United States in 2023

The United Sate Federal Government marks certain significant holidays that are observed all over the country as public holidays. Apart from that, there are many holidays that are specific to particular state(s) and are only celebrated in these specific states. Other than the holidays, there are many public observances in USA which celebrate any person, place or event or aims to draw public focus towards important topics. The federal and state holidays are observed normally with a day-off but in case of observances there are only general celebrations. People could use these holidays and observances to plan their complete year accordingly. Here in this article, we present the list of all important Holidays and Observances in United States in 2023.

List of United States Holidays and Observances 2023

Here is the list of all holidays and observances in United Sates in 2023 according to the month that they fall in. A former idea of holidays and observances can give people a chance to plan their year ahead of time.

Holidays in January

From New Year’s to Civil Rights Day, the following important holidays are observed in January.

  • January 1, Sunday- New Year’s Day
  • January 6, Friday- Epiphany
  • January 8, Sunday- Battle of New Orleans
  • January 13, Friday- Stephen Foster Memorial Day
  • January 16, Monday- Civil Rights Day
  • January 16, Monday- Idaho Human Rights Day
  • January 16, Monday- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 19, Thursday- Robert E. Lee’s Birthday
  • January 19, Thursday- Confederate Heroes’ Day
  • January 29, Sunday- Kansas Day

February Holiday

There are many holidays that fall in the February month. Let us check them out one by one below.

  • February 1, Wednesday- National Freedom Day
  • February 1, Wednesday- First Day of Black History Month
  • February 1, Wednesday- National Girls and Women in Sports Day
  • February 2, Thursday- Groundhog Day
  • February 3, Friday- National Wear Red Day
  • February 4, Saturday- Rosa Parks Day (California, Missouri, New York)
  • February 6, Monday- Ronald Reagan Day
  • February 12, Sunday- Lincoln’s Birthday (observed Monday)
  • February 12, Sunday- Georgia Day
  • February 14, Tuesday- Valentine’s Day
  • February 14, Tuesday- Statehood Day, Arizona
  • February 15, Wednesday- Susan B. Anthony Day
  • February 16, Thursday- Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
  • February 21, Tuesday- Presidents’ Day
  • February 21, Tuesday- Daisy Gatson Bates Day
  • February 22, Wednesday- Ash Wednesday
  • February 25, Saturday- African-American Scientist and Inventor Day
  • February 25, Saturday- George Rogers Clark Day
  • February 28, Tuesday- Linus Pauling Day

Days and Observances in March

Here is the list of holidays and observances in United States in 2023 falling in the month of March.

  • March 1, Wednesday- St. David’s Day
  • March 1, Wednesday- First Day of Women’s History Month
  • March 1, Wednesday- First Day of Irish American Heritage Month
  • March 2, Thursday- Texas Independence Day
  • March 2, Thursday- Read Across America Day
  • March 3, Friday- Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 7, Tuesday- Town Meeting Day, Vermont
  • March 17, Friday- St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 17, Friday- Evacuation Day, Massachusetts
  • March 25, Saturday- Maryland Day
  • March 27, Monday- Seward’s Day, Alaska
  • March 29, Wednesday- Vietnam Veterans Day
  • March 30, Thursday- Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day
  • March 30, Thursday- Doctors’ Day

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April Important Holidays

Arbor Day, Good Friday, Easter and many other important holidays are observed in April. Check them out.

  • April 2, Sunday- Palm Sunday
  • April 6, Thursday- National Tartan Day
  • April 7, Friday- Good Friday
  • April 8, Saturday- Holy Saturday
  • April 9, Sunday- Easter Sunday
  • April 10, Monday- Easter Monday
  • April 13, Thursday- Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
  • April 15, Saturday- Father Damien Day
  • April 16, Sunday- Emancipation Day (observed Monday)
  • April 17, Monday- Patriots’ Day
  • April 18, Tuesday- Tax Day
  • April 21, Friday- San Jacinto Day
  • April 21, Friday- Arbor Day (Colorado)
  • April 22, Saturday- Oklahoma Day
  • April 24, Monday- Arbor Day (Wyoming)
  • April 24, Monday- Confederate Memorial Day, Mississippi
  • April 25, Tuesday- National Library Workers’ Day
  • April 26, Wednesday- Confederate Heroes’ Day, Florida
  • April 26, Wednesday- Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 28, Friday- Arbor Day (Nebraska, Delaware)

Observances in May

May is a month of many holidays, most of which are local to states in the US. Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, etc are the national holidays falling in this month.

  • May 1, Monday- Law Day
  • May 1, Monday- Loyalty Day
  • May 1, Monday- Lei Day
  • May 1, Monday- First Day of Military Appreciation Month
  • May 1, Monday- First Day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • May 1, Monday- First Day of Jewish American Heritage Month
  • May 2, Tuesday- National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 4, Thursday- National Day of Prayer
  • May 4, Thursday- Rhode Island Independence Day
  • May 4, Thursday- West Virginia Day of Prayer
  • May 5, Friday- Cinco de Mayo
  • May 6, Saturday- National Nurses Day
  • May 6, Saturday- National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Day
  • May 8, Monday- Truman Day
  • May 10, Wednesday- Confederate Memorial Day, Carolina
  • May 12, Friday- Military Spouse Appreciation Day
  • May 14, Sunday- Mother’s Day
  • May 15, Monday- Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • May 18, Thursday- Ascension Day
  • May 19, Friday- National Defense Transportation Day
  • May 20, Saturday- Public Lands Day
  • May 20, Saturday- Armed Forces Day
  • May 22, Monday- National Maritime Day
  • May 22, Monday- Harvey Milk Day
  • May 24, Wednesday- Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
  • May 25, Thursday- National Missing Children’s Day
  • May 29, Monday- Whit Monday
  • May 29, Monday- Memorial Day
  • May 29, Monday- Decoration Day
  • May 29, Monday- Jefferson Davis’ Birthday, Mississippi

Important Days in June

Another month that comes packed with holidays and observances is the month of June. Here is the list of important days in June.

  • June 1, Thursday- First Day of Pride Month
  • June 1, Thursday- First Day of Caribbean-American Heritage Month
  • June 1, Thursday- Statehood Day (Kentucky, Tennessee)
  • June 3, Saturday- Jefferson Davis’ Birthday, Florida
  • June 4, Sunday- Trinity Sunday
  • June 5, Monday- Jefferson Davis’ Birthday, Alabama
  • June 6, Tuesday- D-Day
  • June 11, Sunday- Kamehameha Day (observed Monday)
  • June 12, Monday- Loving Day
  • June 14, Wednesday- Army Birthday
  • June 14, Wednesday- Flag Day
  • June 18, Sunday- Father’s Day
  • June 19, Monday- Juneteenth
  • June 19, Monday- Emancipation Day (Texas)
  • June 20, Tuesday- West Virginia Day
  • June 20, Tuesday- American Eagle Day
  • June 28, Wednesday- Carolina Day

List of Holidays in July

Independence Day or 4th of July is the one of the most important United States’ holiday falling in July month. There are few other holidays in July as mentioned below.

  • July 4, Tuesday- Independence Day
  • July 13, Thursday- Nathan Bedford Forrest Day
  • July 14, Friday- Bastille Day
  • July 16, Sunday- Rural Transit Day
  • July 23, Sunday- Parents’ Day
  • July 24, Monday- Pioneer Day
  • July 27, Thursday- National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

August Holidays & Observances

Check out the important holidays and observances 2023 in USA falling in the month of August.

  • August 1, Tuesday- Colorado Day
  • August 4, Friday- Coast Guard Birthday
  • August 4, Friday- Barack Obama Day
  • August 6, Sunday- American Family Day
  • August 7, Monday- Purple Heart Day
  • August 14, Monday- Victory Day
  • August 15, Tuesday- Assumption of Mary
  • August 16, Wednesday- Bennington Battle Day
  • August 18, Friday- Hawaii Statehood Day
  • August 19, Saturday- National Aviation Day
  • August 20, Sunday- National Navajo Code Talkers Day
  • August 20, Sunday- National Senior Citizens Day
  • August 26, Saturday- Women’s Equality Day
  • August 27, Sunday- Lyndon Baines Johnson Day

Significant Days in September

There are numerous holidays and observances falling in the month of September 2023. The list of the same is given below.

  • September 4, Monday- Labor Day
  • September 9 Saturday- California Admission Day
  • September 10, Sunday- National Grandparents Day
  • September 11, Monday- Patriot Day
  • September 15, Friday- First Day of National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • September 15, Friday- National POW/ MIA Recognition Day
  • September 17, Sunday- Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • September 18, Monday- Air Force Birthday
  • September 22, Friday- Emancipation Day, Ohio
  • September 22, Friday- Michigan Indian Day
  • September 23, Saturday- Public Lands Day
  • September 24, Sunday- Gold Star Mother’s Day

October Holidays

October is mainly the month of Halloween but there are many other holidays observed in this month, some of which are listed below.

  • October 2, Monday- Child Health Day
  • October 4, Wednesday- Feast of St Francis of Assisi
  • October 6, Friday- German American Day
  • October 9, Monday- Leif Erikson Day
  • October 9, Monday- Columbus Day
  • October 9, Monday- Fraternal Day
  • October 9, Monday- Discoverers’ Day
  • October 9, Monday- Indigenous People’s Day
  • October 13, Friday- Navy Birthday
  • October 14, Saturday- Robert E. Lee’s Birthday (Arkansas)
  • October 15, Sunday- White Cane Safety Day
  • October 16, Monday- Boss’s Day
  • October 18, Wednesday- Alaska Day
  • October 21, Saturday- Sweetest Day
  • October 27, Friday- Nevada Day
  • October 31, Tuesday- Halloween

Important Holidays November

Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Giving Tuesday and many other important festivals are celebrated in November. Check it out.

  • November 1, Wednesday- All Saints’ Day
  • November 1, Wednesday- First Day of Native American Heritage Month
  • November 2, Thursday- All Souls’ Day
  • November 7, Tuesday- Election Day
  • November 10, Friday- Marine Corps Birthday
  • November 10, Friday- Veterans Day
  • November 13, Monday- Barack Obama Day
  • November 19, Sunday- George Rogers Clark Day
  • November 23, Thursday- Thanksgiving Day
  • November 24, Friday- Presidents’ Day, New Mexico
  • November 24, Friday- Lincoln’s Birthday
  • November 24, Friday- Black Friday
  • November 24, Friday- Native American Heritage Day
  • November 27, Monday- Cyber Monday
  • November 28, Tuesday- Giving Tuesday

Holidays & Observances in December

From Christmas Day to New Year’s Eve, there are many holidays falling in the month of December 2023.

  • December 1, Friday- Rosa Parks Day (Alabama, Ohio)
  • December 6, Wednesday- St Nicholas Day
  • December 7, Thursday- Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • December 7, Thursday- Delaware Day
  • December 8, Friday- Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • December 10, Sunday- Wyoming Day
  • December 13, Wednesday- National Guard Birthday
  • December 15, Friday- Bill of Rights Day
  • December 17, Sunday- Pan American Aviation Day, Wright Brothers Day
  • December 24, Sunday- Christmas Eve
  • December 25, Monday- Christmas Day
  • December 31, Sunday- New Year’s Eve


Is every holiday and observance is celebrated with a day-off in USA?

No, only a few holidays and observances are celebrated with a day-off.

Why some of the holidays repeat themselves every month?

Because, certain nonfederal holidays are observed on different days and months in different states of US.

What are federal and state holidays?

A federal holiday is a national holiday observed by every state of United Sates but the states holiday are restricted to a particular state only.

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