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CIVIC and RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

 

2013

These are the principal federal and state government holidays, Christian, Jewish and Islamic holidays and festivals and special recognition days for 2013. Technically, the United States does not observe national holidays. Each state has jurisdiction over its holidays, which are usually designated by its legislature. The list was compiled partially from "Astronomical Phenomena 2013," and "Astronomical Phenomena 2014," published by the U.S. Naval Observatory, and from the Texas Government Code.

In the lists below, the Jewish and Islamic dates are tabular dates which begin at sunset on the previous evening and end at sunset on the date listed above.

Confederate Heroes Day combines the birthdays of Robert E. Lee (Jan. 19) and Jefferson Davis (June 3).

Presidents' Day combines the birthdays of George Washington (Feb. 22) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12).

 
New Year’s Day Tuesday, Jan. 1
Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 6
Sam Rayburn Day Sunday, Jan. 6
Confederate Heroes Day Saturday, Jan. 19
Inauguration Day Sunday, Jan. 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 21
Ash Wednesday Wednesday, Feb. 13
Valentine's Day Thursday, Feb. 14
Presidents' Day Monday, Feb. 18
Texas Independence Day Saturday, March 2
Palm Sunday Sunday, March 24
Passover (Pesach), first day of Tuesday, March 26
Good Friday Friday, March 29
Easter Day Sunday, March 31
César Chávez Day Sunday, March 31
Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day Tuesday, April 9
San Jacinto Day Sunday, April 21
Ascension Day Thursday, May 9
Mother's Day Sunday, May 12
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Wednesday, May 15
Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 18
Pentecost Sunday, May 19
Trinity Sunday Sunday, May 26
Memorial Day Monday, May 27
Flay Day (U.S.) Friday, June 14
Father's Day Sunday, June 16
Emancipation Day in Texas (Juneteenth) Wednesday, June 19
Independence Day Thursday, July 4
Ramadan, first day of Tuesday, July 9
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day Tuesday, Aug. 27
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Thursday, Sept. 5
Grandparents Day Sunday, Sept. 8
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Saturday, Sept. 14
Sukkot (Tabernacles), first day of Thursday, Sept. 19
Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 14
Halloween Thursday, Oct. 31
Father of Texas (Stephen F. Austin) Day Sunday, Nov. 3
Islamic New Year Tuesday, Nov. 5
Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 28
Hanukkah, first day of Thursday, Nov. 28
First Sunday in Advent Sunday, Dec. 1
Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25

 

2014

 
New Year’s Day Wednesday, Jan. 1
Epiphany Monday, Jan. 6
Sam Rayburn Day Monday, Jan. 6
Confederate Heroes Day Sunday, Jan. 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 20
Valentine's Day Friday, Feb. 14
Presidents' Day Monday, Feb. 17
Texas Independence Day Sunday, March 2
Primary Election Day Tuesday, March 4
Ash Wednesday  Wednesday, March 5
César Chávez Day Monday, March 31
Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day Wednesday, April 9
Palm Sunday Sunday, April 13
Passover (Pesach), first day of Tuesday, April 15
Good Friday  Friday, April 18
Easter Day Sunday, April 20
San Jacinto Day Monday, April 21
Mother's Day Sunday, May 11
Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 17
Memorial Day Monday, May 26
Ascension Day Thursday, May 29
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Wednesday, June 4
Pentecost Sunday, June 8
Flay Day (U.S.) Saturday, June 14
Trinity Sunday Sunday, June 15
Father's Day Sunday, June 15
Emancipation Day in Texas (Juneteenth) Thursday, June 19
Ramadan, first day of Sunday, June 29
Independence Day Friday, July 4
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day Wednesday, Aug. 27
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1
Grandparents Day Sunday, Sept. 7
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Monday, Sept. 25
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Saturday, Oct. 4
Sukkot (Tabernacles), first day of Thursday, Oct. 9
Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 13
Islamic New Year Saturday, Oct. 25
Halloween Friday, Oct. 31
Father of Texas (Stephen F. Austin) Day Monday, Nov. 3
General Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 4
Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 27
First Sunday of Advent Sunday, Nov. 30
Hanukkah, first day of Wednesday, Dec. 17
Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25

 

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