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The new year is starting, and to keep everything in order, you are probably interested in knowing what the holiday calendar for 2024 is in the United States. It all starts on Monday, January 1, when people can take a break from celebrating the New Year.

After that they will have to wait until January 15when celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day., born on this day, but in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.

2024 holidays in the USA

Government offices, banks and some private sector businesses are closed on the federal holidays listed below.

calendar day Celebration or holiday
Monday, January 2 New Year
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 19 President’s Day
Monday, May 27 Day of Remembrance
Wednesday, June 19 “June”
Thursday, July 4 independence Day
Monday, September 2 Labor Day
Monday, October 14 Columbus Day
Monday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25 Christmas

Reason for celebration or commemoration

There are some holidays that seem obvious, like New Year’s or Independence Day, but what about the rest? Why are they celebrated?

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January, a date close to the birth of the civil rights activist in the United States: January 15, 1929. Just this year, 2024, the holiday coincides with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. his birth. The character gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 to more than 200,000 people in Washington, DC.

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and honors those who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. Previously, only people who died in the Civil War were honored here, but after World War I, this changed to remember all those who died in battle while serving the North American people.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. This is a date dedicated to spreading awareness about the history of the black community in the country. Various cities celebrate with parades, music festivals and fireworks.

November 11 is Veterans Day, which honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. November 11, 1919 marked the first anniversary of the end of the First World War. Thus, President Woodrow Wilson declared the day Armistice Day.

Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Mother’s Day…

Although some dates are dedicated to specific groups and events, starting with Valentine’s Day before Halloween, these are not federal holidays, just keep in mind. In any case, as in other countries, they do not go unnoticed by North American citizens.

Source: Digital Trends

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