2018 Calendar of U.S. Holidays

Having a calendar of holidays can certainly be helpful for any number of reasons. Planning and accounting for holidays is a huge part of running any company or nonprofit. Knowing when holidays and observances are ahead of time can also give marketers ample time to plan out promotional events before the occasion creeps up on them. This means greeting cards, calendars, and other seasonal promotional items can be designed well-ahead of time without needing to rush.

A calendar of holidays that includes other commonly observed events can be even more useful, as you’re better able to incorporate all these and interesting occasions in both your marketing and day-to-day activities. You can also add these observances to your own custom calendar designs to make them more interesting. Check out the calendar of holidays for 2018 below. We’ve included Federal holidays, religious observances, as well as nationwide observances.

Calendar of Holidays for the U.S. (2018)

DateWeekdayHoliday NameType of Holiday
1-Jan Monday New Year's Day Federal Holiday
6-Jan Saturday Epiphany Christian
7-Jan Sunday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox
13-Jan Saturday Stephen Foster Memorial Day Observance
14-Jan Sunday Orthodox New Year Orthodox
15-Jan Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day Federal Holiday
29-Jan Monday Kansas Day Observance
31-Jan Wednesday Tu Bishvat/Tu B'Shevat Jewish holiday
1-Feb Thursday National Freedom Day Observance
2-Feb Friday Groundhog Day Observance
2-Feb Friday National Wear Red Day Observance
13-Feb Tuesday Maha Shivaratri Hindu Holiday
13-Feb Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Observance
14-Feb Wednesday Ash Wednesday Christian
14-Feb Wednesday Valentine's Day Observance
16-Feb Friday Chinese New Year Observance
19-Feb Monday Presidents' Day Federal Holiday
1-Mar Thursday Purim Jewish holiday
1-Mar Thursday St. David's Day Observance
2-Mar Friday Holi Hindu Holiday
2-Mar Friday Read Across America Day Observance
2-Mar Friday Employee Appreciation Day Observance
11-Mar Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change
17-Mar Saturday St. Patrick's Day Observance
20-Mar Tuesday March equinox Season
25-Mar Sunday Palm Sunday Christian
29-Mar Thursday Maundy Thursday Christian
31-Mar Saturday Holy Saturday Christian
31-Mar Saturday Passover (first day) Jewish holiday
1-Apr Sunday Easter Sunday Observance, Christian
2-Apr Monday Easter Monday Christian
6-Apr Friday Orthodox Good Friday Orthodox
6-Apr Friday National Tartan Day Observance
7-Apr Saturday Last Day of Passover Jewish holiday
7-Apr Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday Orthodox
8-Apr Sunday Orthodox Easter Orthodox
9-Apr Monday Orthodox Easter Monday Orthodox
10-Apr Tuesday National Library Workers' Day Observance
11-Apr Wednesday Yom HaShoah Jewish holiday
13-Apr Friday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim
13-Apr Friday Thomas Jefferson's Birthday Observance
17-Apr Tuesday Tax Day Observance
19-Apr Thursday Yom Ha'atzmaut Jewish holiday
25-Apr Wednesday Administrative Professionals Day Observance
26-Apr Thursday Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Observance
1-May Tuesday Law Day Observance
1-May Tuesday Loyalty Day Observance
3-May Thursday Lag BaOmer Jewish holiday
3-May Thursday National Day of Prayer Observance
5-May Saturday Cinco de Mayo Observance
5-May Saturday National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day Observance
6-May Sunday National Nurses Day Observance
10-May Thursday Ascension Day Christian
11-May Friday Military Spouse Appreciation Day Observance
13-May Sunday Mother's Day Observance
15-May Tuesday Peace Officers Memorial Day Observance
16-May Wednesday Ramadan starts Muslim
18-May Friday National Defense Transportation Day Observance
19-May Saturday Armed Forces Day Observance
20-May Sunday Pentecost Christian
20-May Sunday Shavuot Jewish holiday
21-May Monday Whit Monday Christian
22-May Tuesday National Maritime Day Observance
23-May Wednesday Emergency Medical Services for Children Day Observance
25-May Friday National Missing Children's Day Observance
27-May Sunday Trinity Sunday Christian
28-May Monday Memorial Day Federal Holiday
31-May Thursday Corpus Christi Christian
6-Jun Wednesday D-Day Observance
10-Jun Sunday Lailat al-Qadr Muslim
14-Jun Thursday Army Birthday Observance
14-Jun Thursday Flag Day Observance
15-Jun Friday Eid al-Fitr Muslim
17-Jun Sunday Father's Day Observance
20-Jun Wednesday American Eagle Day Observance
21-Jun Thursday June Solstice Season
4-Jul Wednesday Independence Day Federal Holiday
22-Jul Sunday Tisha B'Av Jewish holiday
22-Jul Sunday Parents' Day Observance
27-Jul Friday National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day Observance
4-Aug Saturday Coast Guard Birthday Observance
7-Aug Tuesday Purple Heart Day Observance
15-Aug Wednesday Assumption of Mary Christian
19-Aug Sunday National Aviation Day Observance
21-Aug Tuesday Senior Citizens Day Observance
22-Aug Wednesday Eid al-Adha Muslim
25-Aug Saturday Raksha Bandhan Hindu Holiday
26-Aug Sunday Women's Equality Day Observance
2-Sep Sunday Janmashtami Hindu Holiday
3-Sep Monday Labor Day Federal Holiday
8-Sep Saturday Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day Observance
9-Sep Sunday National Grandparents Day Observance
10-Sep Monday Rosh Hashana Jewish holiday
11-Sep Tuesday Patriot Day Observance
12-Sep Wednesday Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu Holiday
12-Sep Wednesday Muharram Muslim
15-Sep Saturday National CleanUp Day Observance
17-Sep Monday Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Observance
18-Sep Tuesday Air Force Birthday Observance
19-Sep Wednesday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday
21-Sep Friday National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance
23-Sep Sunday September equinox Season
24-Sep Monday First Day of Sukkot Jewish holiday
30-Sep Sunday Last Day of Sukkot Jewish holiday
30-Sep Sunday Gold Star Mother's Day Observance
1-Oct Monday Shmini Atzeret Jewish holiday
1-Oct Monday Child Health Day Observance
2-Oct Tuesday Simchat Torah Jewish holiday
4-Oct Thursday Feast of St Francis of Assisi Christian
8-Oct Monday Columbus Day Federal Holiday
9-Oct Tuesday Navaratri Hindu Holiday
9-Oct Tuesday Leif Erikson Day Observance
13-Oct Saturday Navy Birthday Observance
15-Oct Monday White Cane Safety Day Observance
16-Oct Tuesday Boss's Day Observance
18-Oct Thursday Dussehra Hindu Holiday
20-Oct Saturday Sweetest Day Observance
31-Oct Wednesday Halloween Observance
1-Nov Thursday All Saints' Day Christian
2-Nov Friday All Souls' Day Christian
4-Nov Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change
6-Nov Tuesday Diwali/Deepavali Observance
10-Nov Saturday Marine Corps Birthday Observance
11-Nov Sunday Veterans Day Federal Holiday
12-Nov Monday Veterans Day observed Federal Holiday
21-Nov Wednesday The Prophet's Birthday Muslim
22-Nov Thursday Thanksgiving Day Federal Holiday
26-Nov Monday Cyber Monday Observance
2-Dec Sunday First Sunday of Advent Christian
3-Dec Monday Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day) Jewish holiday
6-Dec Thursday St Nicholas' Day Observance
7-Dec Friday Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Observance
8-Dec Saturday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian
10-Dec Monday Last Day of Chanukah Jewish holiday
12-Dec Wednesday Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Observance
13-Dec Thursday National Guard Birthday Observance
17-Dec Monday Pan American Aviation Day Observance
17-Dec Monday Wright Brothers Day Observance
21-Dec Friday December Solstice Season
24-Dec Monday Christmas Eve Observance, Christian
25-Dec Tuesday Christmas Day Federal Holiday
26-Dec Wednesday Kwanzaa (until Jan 1) Observance
31-Dec Monday New Year's Eve Observance

*Note: Columbus Day is not observed in AK, AR, CA, DE, FL, HI, MI, MN, ND, NV, OR, SD, TX, VT, WA, WI, and WY

There are also state, county, and city holidays and various local observances that haven’t been included in the list, so check local listings if you want to include these as well. Lunar and astronomical events as well as some minor liturgical events have likewise been omitted for the same reason. When creating your own calendar, be sure to note the areas they’re to be distributed as well as the target audience, so you can include all events pertinent to your calendar.

Did you find this calendar of holidays useful? Do you want to get started on making your own calendars? Contact us.

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