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Official U.S. (Federal) Holidays 2016

A calendar with the Official U.S. Federal Holidays and other interesting observed days or events in the United States.
Federal Holidays are marked in "Red".

1 New Year's Day
18 Martin Luther King Day
- (3rd Monday)
   
2 Groundhog Day (Event: Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, always Feb 2nd)
7 Super Bowl 2016
9 Fat Tuesday (="Mardi Gras")
Related article: New Orleans' Mardi Gras
10 Ash Wednesday (="the first day of Lent")
12 Birthday Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Biography...
14 Valentines Day (always Feb 14)
15 President's Day*
(3rd Monday)
* This holiday is designated (by Federal law) as "Washington's Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees.
Commonly this holiday is named as President's Day by private businesses.
22 Washington's Birthday
28 OSCAR Night 2016 -- Starts at 4pm (PST)
29 2016 is a Leap Year -- yes, we have a 29th day this month.
   
17 St. Patrick's Day
20 International Earth Day
25 Good Friday
27 Easter Sunday (Catholic)
   
1 April's Fools Day (always April 1st)
18 Patriots Day
27 Administrative Professionals Day
(Secretary's Day)
Observed on Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week which is during the last full (Sunday-Saturday) week of April.
   
04 Star Wars Day
(stems from the quote: "May the force ('Fourth') be with you")
05 Cinco de Mayo
(always May 05)
8 Mother's Day
-(2. Sunday)
21 Armed Forces Day
- (3rd Saturday in May)
30 Memorial Day
- (last Monday)
   
14 Flag Day
(always June 14th)
19 Father's Day
(3rd Sunday)
20 Summer Solstice
   
4 Independence Day
(always 4th of July)
5 Labor Day
(1st Monday)
17 Citizenship Day
(always Sep 17)
17 Oktober Fest in Munich Germany: Sep-17 until Oct 3, 2016
22 First Day of Autumn/Fall
23 Native American Day
(4th Fri in Sep)
6 German-American Day
(always Oct 6th)
09 Chicago Marathon
10 Columbus Day
(2nd Monday)
16 Boss Day
(always Oct 16th)
31 Halloween
(always Oct 31st)
   
6 New York Marathon
11 Veteran's Day
(always Nov 11th)
24 Thanksgiving
(4th Thursday)
15 Bill of Rights Day (always December 15)
24 Christmas Eve
25 Christmas Day
26 Boxing Day
31 New Years Eve

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