Holidays in the US are designated at the state rather than the federal level. Some have a Christian background and some are wholly secular. The federal government can designate holidays for federal employees and for the District of Columbia. Otherwise, each state legislature chooses which holidays the state will observe.
Additionally, there are several popular holidays that are celebrated in the US which are not marked by a statutory day off. These include Valentine's Day (February 14th), Mother's Day (second Sunday in May), Father's Day (third Sunday in June) and Hallowe'en (October 31st).
Some of the most commonly observed holidays in the US are:
New Year's Day: January 1st
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday: Third Monday in January
President's Day: Third Monday in February Easter (Good Friday through Easter Monday): between 22 March to 25 April (date changes each year)
Memorial Day: Last Monday in May
Flag Day: June 14th
Independence Day: July 4th
Labor Day: First Monday in September
Columbus Day: Second Monday in October
Veteran's Day: November 11th
Thanksgiving: Fourth Thursday in November
Christmas: December 25th
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