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American Holidays

Holidays and festivals observed in the USA are different than what we are accustomed to in the Indian sub-continent. Since the United States comprises of people from all over the world who study in the USA, almost all festivals from different cultures are celebrated there. Although, not all of them have a federal holiday declared to their name. Illustrated below are some of the major Holidays in the US. It is important to make note of this since most government offices will be closed on these days (Essential services of Fire, Ambulance, and Police are always open). Any banking transactions need to be planned with these days into consideration since banks and post office tend to be closed on these days. Also, most of these holidays are long weekends! So be sure to plan your trips in advance since bookings to most holiday destinations get full quickly.
HolidayOfficial Date
New Year's DayJanuary 1
Inauguration DayJanuary 20*
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayThird Monday in January
George Washington’s BirthdayThird Monday in February
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Labor DayFirst Monday in September
Columbus DaySecond Monday in October
Veterans DayNovember 11
Thanksgiving Day4th Thursday in November
Christmas DayDecember 25

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Travel Checklist

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