Public holidays in the United States

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The schedule of public holidays in the United States is largely influenced by the schedule of federal holidays but is controlled by private sector employers who employ 62% of the total US population with paid time off.wikipedia
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Veterans Day

Armistice DayVeterans Day Paradein honor of veterans
At the discretion of the employer, other non-federal holidays such as Christmas Eve and the Day after Thanksgiving are common additions to the list of paid holidays while Columbus Day and Veterans Day are common omissions.
Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday observed annually on November 11, honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Lincoln's Birthday

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February 12 – Lincoln's Birthday (schools closed) (some school districts observe the holiday on the second Monday in February)
Lincoln's Birthday is a legal, public holiday in some U.S. states, observed on the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth on February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville (Hodgensville, Hodgen’s Mill), Kentucky.

Indigenous Peoples' Day

Indigenous People's DayFirst Peoples' Day
October 8–14 (floating Monday) – Indigenous People's Day
It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October, and is an official city and state holiday in various localities.

Patriots' Day

April 19Patriot's Day.
April 15–21 (floating Monday) – Patriots' Day
Patriots' Day (so punctuated in several U. S. states, but Patriot's Day in Maine) is an annual event, formalized as several state holidays, commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.

Washington's Birthday

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February 15–21 (floating Monday) – this federal holiday is renamed "George Washington/Thomas Jefferson Birthday"
The day is a state holiday in most states, with official names including Washington's Birthday, Presidents' Day, President's Day, and Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday. Depending upon the specific law, the state holiday might officially celebrate Washington alone, Washington and Abraham Lincoln (whose birthday is February 12), or some other combination of U.S. presidents (such as Washington and the third president Thomas Jefferson, who was born in April).

Lyndon Baines Johnson Day

August 27 – Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day is a legal state holiday in Texas.

Super Bowl Sunday

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Super Bowl Sunday (the first Sunday in February; the day of the National Football League's championship; festivities generally including in-home parties and watching the game on television with beverages and snacks)
Although not an official holiday, Super Sunday is an occasion when many families and friends gather together to watch the game, including those who are not normally football fans.

School holidays in the United States

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All New York State holidays and most national school holidays
All federal and state holidays.

Leif Erikson Day

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October 9 – Leif Erikson Day
In 1929, Wisconsin became the first U.S. state to officially adopt Leif Erikson Day as a state holiday, thanks in large part to efforts by Rasmus Anderson.

Constitution Day (United States)

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Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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In light of recent race issues in the United States, many municipalities both at the city and state levels have begun celebrating Malcolm X Day and Rosa Parks Day in addition to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to embrace the mostly disenfranchised African American community in the form of festivals and parades if not done as a legal public holiday.
Prior to this, employees could choose between celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day or one of three Confederate holidays.

Public holidays in Puerto Rico

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Holidays in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico celebrates all official U.S holidays, and a number of other official holidays established by the Commonwealth government.

Opening Day

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Opening Day (first week of April; the beginning of the Major League Baseball season and an unofficial indication that summer is approaching)
In 2014, Ozzie Smith, with the support of Anheuser-Busch, began a campaign using the We the People site on WhiteHouse.gov to petition the U.S. government to make Opening Day an official national holiday.

Super Bowl

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Super Bowl Sunday (the first Sunday in February; the day of the National Football League's championship; festivities generally including in-home parties and watching the game on television with beverages and snacks)
The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered by some as an unofficial American national holiday, is called "Super Bowl Sunday".

National Grandparents Day

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In 1973, Senator Jennings Randolph introduced a resolution to the senate to make Grandparents' Day a national holiday.

Rosa Parks Day

In light of recent race issues in the United States, many municipalities both at the city and state levels have begun celebrating Malcolm X Day and Rosa Parks Day in addition to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to embrace the mostly disenfranchised African American community in the form of festivals and parades if not done as a legal public holiday.
* Public holidays in the United States

Harvey Milk Day

May 22 – Harvey Milk Day (schools open, but with related instructions)
Public holidays in the United States

Susan B. Anthony Day

February 15 – Susan B. Anthony Day (schools open, but with related instructions)
* Public holidays in the United States

Academic term

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Most colleges and universities divide the school year into two semesters.
They include federal, state, and local holidays, all or only some of which may be observed by an individual school district.

Federal holidays in the United States

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The schedule of public holidays in the United States is largely influenced by the schedule of federal holidays but is controlled by private sector employers who employ 62% of the total US population with paid time off.
Christmas Day as a federal or public holiday is also sometimes objected to by various sources, usually due to its ties with the Christian religion.

Thanksgiving (United States)

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For example, some businesses cannot open on Thanksgiving Day in some New England states if the businesses operated on more than 5000 square feet of space.
Because Thanksgiving is a federal holiday, all United States government offices are closed and all employees are paid for that day.

Malcolm X Day

In light of recent race issues in the United States, many municipalities both at the city and state levels have begun celebrating Malcolm X Day and Rosa Parks Day in addition to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to embrace the mostly disenfranchised African American community in the form of festivals and parades if not done as a legal public holiday.
* Public holidays in the United States

Victory Day (United States)

Victory Day
August 8–14 (floating Monday) – Victory Day
Public holidays in the United States

Election Day (United States)

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November 2–8 (floating Tuesday) – Election Day (in even-numbered years)
Public holidays of the United States