Important Public Holidays 2013 In The US

As the New Year arrives we get back to making travel plans, and public holidays 2013 list is where we stop for this. If you’re as excited about traveling this year as I am, you’d probably mark these public holidays on the 2013 calendar. By being aware of the US public holidays, you can make travel plans ahead of time. All of these holidays in 2013 has events that is behind the holiday so you can decide on the best places to go on these dates. Without further ado, here are the US events and public holidays that will be observed during 2013.

US Calendar Holidays In 2013

Important Public Holidays 2013 In The USA

US Public Holidays in 2013 | (c) Photo By Living Thai

US Public Holidays In 2013

There are ten public holidays in US that are recognized by the US federal government as legal public holidays for 2013:

  • January 1, 2013 – New Year’s Day
  • January 21, 2013 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (always the 3rd Monday of January)
  • February 18, 2013 – President’s Day (always the 3rd Monday of February)
  • May 27, 2013 – Memorial Day (always the last Monday of May)
  • July 4, 2013 – Independence Day
  • September 2, 2013 – Labor Day (always the 1st Monday of September)
  • October 14, 2013 – Columbus Day (always the 2nd Monday of October)
  • November 11, 2013 – Veteran’s Day
  • November 28, 2013 – Thanksgiving Day (always the 4th Thursday of November)
  • December 25, 2013 – Christmas Day

Other Calendar Holidays In 2013

Let’s not forget that there are many other US calendar holidays in 2013 that are celebrated in addition to the list above. Some of these religious and secular observances may be lesser known, but each has their own customs. Many of the holidays in this list don’t result in closure of public and private offices or schools. Though it might not be in the list of public holidays 2013, there will be many who will be taking such days off to celebrate. Just remember that while some 2013 holidays in US mean a day off from school or no mail service, others are fun, silly observances or traditional religious holidays.

  • January 20, 2013 – Inauguration Day
  • February 2, 2013 – Groundhog Day
  • February 3, 2013 – Super Bowl Sunday
  • February 12, 2013 – Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday (marks the day before the start of Lent)
  • February 13, 2013 – Ash Wednesday
  • February 14, 2013 – Valentine’s Day
  • March 10, 2013 – Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins
  • March 17, 2013 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 26, 2013 – Passover begins
  • March 29, 2013 – Good Friday
  • March 31, 2013 – Easter Sunday
  • April 1, 2013 – April Fools’ Day
  • April 15, 2013 – Tax Day
  • April 22, 2013 – Earth Day
  • April 24, 2013 – Administrative Professional’s Day
  • May 12, 2013 – Mother’s Day
  • May 18, 2013 – Armed Forces Day
  • June 14, 2013 – Flag Day
  • June 16, 2013 – Father’s Day
  • September 4, 2013 – Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset
  • September 8, 2013 – Grandparents’ Day
  • September 11, 2013 – Patriot’s Day
  • September 13, 2013 – Yom Kippur begins at sunset
  • September 18, 2013 – Sukkot begins at sunset
  • October 24, 2013 – United Nation’s Day
  • October 31, 2013 – Halloween
  • November 3, 2013 – Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends
  • November 5, 2013 – Election Day
  • November 28, 2013 – Hanukkah begins at sundown
  • November 30, 2013 – Black Friday
  • December 7, 2013 – National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • December 24, 2013 – Christmas Eve
  • December 26, 2013 – Kwanzaa begins
  • December 31, 2013 – New Year’s Eve

Knowing the difference between US public holidays in 2013 and public observances will help in planning your travels this year. Will you be using the this list of US public holiday 2013 to plan your travels?

6 Responses to “Important Public Holidays 2013 In The US”

  1. We always go by the holiday list to plan vacations and long weekend trips since hubby and I work FT and the kids are in school. I wish I had some of those calendar holidays off too like Halloween and Earth day :)
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  2. Great idea for listing holidays! Planning ahead can definitely help save on airfare and hotel expenses. Happy travels in 2013!:-)
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  3. Marta says:

    Thanks! Very useful info for me. I always forget this! Happy new year!
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