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CIVIC and RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

 

2015

These are the principal federal and state government holidays, Christian, Jewish and Islamic holidays and festivals and special recognition days for 2015. 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 2014," and "Astronomical Phenomena 2015," 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 Thursday, Jan. 1
Epiphany Tuesday, Jan. 6
Sam Rayburn Day Tuesday, Jan. 6
Confederate Heroes Day Monday, Jan. 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 19
Valentine's Day Saturday, Feb. 14
Presidents' Day Monday, Feb. 16
Ash Wednesday Wednesday, Feb. 18
Texas Independence Day Monday, March 2
Palm Sunday Sunday, March 29
César Chávez Day Tuesday, March 31
Good Friday Friday, April 3
Passover (Pesach), first day of Saturday, April 4
Easter Day Sunday, April 5
Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day Thursday, April 9
San Jacinto Day Tuesday, April 21
Mother's Day Sunday, May 10
Ancension Day Thursday, May 14
Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 16
Pentecost Sunday, May 24
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Sunday, May 24
Memorial Day Monday, May 25
Trinity Sunday Sunday, May 31
Flag Day (U.S.) Sunday, June 14
Ramadan, first day of Thursday, June 18
Emancipation Day in Texas (Juneteenth) Friday, June 19
Father's Day Sunday, June 21
Independence Day Saturday, July 4
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day Thursday, Aug. 27
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7
Grandparents Day Sunday, Sept. 13
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Monday, Sept. 14
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Wednesday, Sept. 23
Sukkot (Tabernacles), first day of Monday, Sept. 28
Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 12
Islamic New Year Thursday, Oct. 15
Halloween Saturday, Oct. 31
Father of Texas (Stephen F. Austin) Day Tuesday, Nov. 3
Veterans Day Wednesday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 26
First Sunday in Advent Sunday, Nov. 29
Hanukkah, first day of Monday, Dec. 7
Christmas Day Friday, 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
Flag 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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