Federal Holidays And Observances In 2018

Federal Holidays And Observances In 2018
This article will give you the complete list of federal holidays in 2018. Mark them in your calendar so that you can plan your year ahead accordingly.
CelebrationJoy Staff
Last Updated: May 31, 2018
Holidays get everyone excited and 2018 is no different. So here is the list of holidays on the docket of 2018 that will surely help you keep track on what to do this year. So get going..
NEW YEARS' DAY - JANUARY 01, 2018
  • New Year's Day is celebrated as the first day of the year.
  • At the stroke of midnight, there are firework displays to indicate the beginning of a new year with new hopes and aspirations.
  • New year's resolutions and the celebration with loved ones are the most common events on this famous public holiday.
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - JANUARY 15, 2018
  • This day marks the birth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • It is observed on the third Monday of January each year.
  • This day is observed to honor the significant contributions of America‚Äôs prominent leader and pioneer of ethnic and racial justice and equality, Martin Luther King.
  • Youth programs, educational seminars and service projects meant to continue the legacy of equality are the most common events of this day.
PRESIDENTS' DAY - FEBRUARY 19, 2018
  • Presidents' Day (also called Washington's Birthday) officially honors the works of the greatest figure in the US history and the first president of the United States- George Washington.
  • All the past presidents of the USA are also honored on this day.
  • It is celebrated on the third Monday of February.
  • Special festivities are held throughout the country along with parades.
MEMORIAL DAY - MAY 28, 2018
  • Memorial Day or Decoration Day is observed to honor and remember the sacrifice of people who lost their lives while serving in the country's military forces.
  • The pivotal event on this day is attending parades organized throughout the country.
  • People visit memorials and pay respect to all martyrs, and hold family gatherings.
INDEPENDENCE DAY - JULY 04, 2018
  • Independence Day marks American independence from Great Britain in 1776.
  • It is considered the National Day of the United States.
  • Fireworks, parades, carnivals, political speeches, etc bring the whole nation together.
LABOR DAY - SEPTEMBER 03, 2018
  • Labor Day is a famous federal holiday in USA commemorated to pay homage to the American labor movement and its contributions to emancipate the country.
  • It is celebrated on the first Monday in September.
  • Street parades are held to honor the courage and the resilience of the labor organizations, followed by events for the workers and their families.
COLUMBUS DAY - 08 OCTOBER, 2018
  • Columbus Day is celebrated in the memory of Christopher Columbus - the one who discovered America and to mark the anniversary of his arrival in America.
  • This day is also celebrated to honor Italian-American traditional history and culture.
  • People fete the anniversary of the discovery of their country with church services and other activities.
VETERANS DAY - NOVEMBER 11, 2018
  • Veterans Day is observed to honor the veterans of defense who served in the military of the United States.
  • Parades, saluting the martyrs sacrifice for the nation, are organized.
THANKSGIVING DAY - NOVEMBER 22, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Day is celebrated to thank god for showering goodness on them.
  • Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
  • The tradition of attending religious services as a sign of thanking God is still prevalent.
  • Families enjoy delicious food like turkey, mashed potatoes, and pies.
CHRISTMAS DAY - DECEMBER 25, 2018
  • Christmas is a festival celebrated to mark the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • Decorating Christmas trees, exchanging gifts, singing Christmas carols, attending church services, relishing a special meal, etc. are the highlights of this festival.
  • The most fascinating part of this festival is the Santa Claus, who distributes gifts to the children.
Following is the list of other federal holidays that will be commemorated in United States of America in 2018.

Date Federal Holiday Day Of the Week
January 1, 2018 New Years' Day Monday
January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King Day Monday
February 19, 2018 Presidents' Day Monday
May 28, 2018 Memorial Day Monday
July 4, 2018 Independence Day Wednesday
September 3, 2018 Labor day Monday
October 08, 2018 Columbus Day Monday
November 11, 2018 Veterans Day Sunday
November 12, 2018 Veterans Day Monday
November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day Thursday
December 25, 2018 Christmas Day Tuesday