Civic and Religious Holidays

Civil and Religious Holidays have historically been observed and celebrated in Texas. In Texas, each state has its own jurisdiction over its holidays, which are usually designated by its legislature. Updated 2 months ago

Below are listed the principal federal and state government holidays; Christian, Jewish and Islamic holidays and festivals; and special recognition days for 2020 and 2021. 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 the Texas Government Code, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Astronomical Phenomena 2020, andAstronomical Phenomena 2021 published jointly by the U.S. Naval Observatory and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.  

 

2020

 

 
New Year's DayWednesday, Jan. 1
EpiphanyMonday, Jan. 6
Sam Rayburn DayMonday, Jan. 6
Confederate Heroes DaySunday, Jan. 19
Martin Luther Kinng Jr. DayFriday, Jan. 20
Valentines's DayFriday, Feb. 14
President's DayMonday, Feb. 17
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Texas Independence DayMonday, March 2
Texas Flag DayMonday, March 2
Primary Election DayTuesday, March 3
César Chávez DayTuesday, March 31
Palm SundaySunday, April 5
Passover (Pesach), first day ofThursday, April 9
Former Prisoners of War DayThursday, April 9
Good FridayFriday, April 10
Easter DaySunday, April 12
San Jacitno DayTuesday, April 21
Ramadan, first day ofFriday, April 24
Mother's DaySunday, May 10
Armed Forces DaySaturday, May 16
Ascension DayThursday, May 21
Memorial DayMonday, May 25
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)Friday, May 29
Whit Sunday — PentecostSunday, Mat 31
Trinity SundaySunday, June 7
Flag Day (U.S.)Sunday, June 14
Emancipation Day in Texas (Juneteenth)Friday, June 19
Father's DaySunday, June 21
Independence Day Saturday, July 4
Islamic New YearThursday, Aug. 20
Lyndon Baines Johnson DayThursday, Aug. 27
Labor DayMonday, Sept. 7
Grandparent's DaySunday, Sept. 13
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)Saturday, Sept. 19
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)Monday, Sept. 28
Sukkot (Tabernacles), first day ofSaturday, Oct. 3
Columbus DayMonday, Oct. 12
Halloween Saturday, Oct. 31
General Election DayTuesday, Nov. 3
Father of Texas DayTuesday, Nov. 3
Veterans DayWednesday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving DayThursday, Nov. 26
First Sunday in AdventSunday, Nov. 29
Hanukkah, first day ofFriday, Dec. 11
Christmas DayFriday, Dec. 25

2021

New Year's DayFriday, Jan. 1
EpiphanyWednesday, Jan. 6
Sam Rayburn DayWednesday, Jan. 6
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, Jan. 18
Confederate Heroes DayTuesday, Jan. 19
Valentine's DaySunday, Feb. 14
President's DayMonday, Feb. 15
Ash WednesdayWednesday, Feb. 17
Texas Independence DayTuesday, March 2
Texas Flag DayTuesday, March 2
Palm SundaySunday, March 28
Passover (Pesach), first day ofSunday, March 28
César Chávez DayWednesday, March 31
Good Friday DayFriday, April 2
Easter DaySunday, April 4
Former Prisoners of War DayFriday, April 9
Ramadan, first day ofTuesday, April 13
San Jacinto DayWednesday, April 21
Mother's DaySunday, May 9
Ascension DayThursday, May 13
Armed Forces DaySaturday, May 15
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)Monday, May 17
Whit Sunday — PentecostSunday, May 23
Trinity SundaySunday, May 30
Memorial DayMonday, May 31
Flag Day (U.S.)Monday, June 14
Emancipation Day in Texas (Juneteenth)Saturday, June 19
Father's DaySunday, June 20
Independence DaySunday, July 4
Islamic New YearTuesday, August 10
Lyndon Baines Johnson DayFriday, August 27
Labor DayMonday, Sept. 6
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)Tuesday, Sept. 7
Grandparents DaySunday, Sept. 12
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)Thursday, Sept. 16
Sukkot (Tabernacles), first day ofTuesday, Sept. 21
Columbus DayMonday, Oct. 11
HalloweenSunday, Oct. 31
General Election DayTuesday, Nov. 2
Father of Texas DayWednesday, Nov. 3
Veterans DayMonday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving DayThursday, Nov. 25
First Sunday in AdventSunday, Nov. 28
Hanukkah, first day ofMonday, Dec. 29
Christmas DaySaturday, Dec. 25

 

 

 

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