Historical
Holidays

Historical holidays are more than a possible day off from work and huge retail sales — they highlight the events that led us to living in the society we have today. All 98 of these holidays commemorate a day in history that advanced us further as a civilization, and we celebrate them to remember the past and make sure we don’t repeat the same mistakes in the future.

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DateHolidayCategoryTags
Jan 13 Monday
Korean American Day,
Jan 15 Wednesday
Martin Luther King's Birthday,
Jan 20 Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 25 Saturday
Burns Night,
Jan 27 Monday
International Holocaust Remembrance Day, , ,
Feb 1 Saturday
National Freedom Day
Feb 12 Wednesday
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday,
Feb 17 Monday
Presidents Day
Feb 25 Tuesday
Mardi Gras, , , ,
Mar 9 Monday
Purim, , ,
Mar 15 Sunday
Ides of March
Mar 17 Tuesday
St. Patrick's Day, , ,
Mar 25 Wednesday
​Maryland Day
Apr 8 Wednesday
Passover, , , ,
Apr 9 Thursday
Maundy Thursday, ,
National Winston Churchill Day
Apr 10 Friday
Good Friday,
Apr 12 Sunday
Easter, ,
Apr 18 Saturday
National Lineman Appreciation Day,
National Velociraptor Awareness Day, ,
Apr 21 Tuesday
Tiradentes Day,
Apr 23 Thursday
St. George's Day,
Apr 25 Saturday
Anzac Day,
May 1 Friday
May Day, , ,
May 5 Tuesday
Cinco de Mayo, ,
May 16 Saturday
National Armed Forces Day, , , ,
May 22 Friday
Harvey Milk Day, ,
National Maritime Day, ,
May 25 Monday
Memorial Day, , ,
Jun 1 Monday
Western Australia Day, ,
Jun 6 Saturday
National Yo-Yo Day, , ,
Queensland Day, ,
Jun 11 Thursday
King Kamehameha Day, , ,
Jun 12 Friday
National Loving Day,
Philippines Independence Day, ,
Jun 14 Sunday
Army Birthday,
Flag Day, ,
Jun 19 Friday
Juneteenth, ,
Jun 21 Sunday
National Aboriginal Day, , , ,
Jun 25 Thursday
International Day of the Seafarer, ,
Jul 2 Thursday
World UFO Day, , ,
Jul 4 Saturday
Independence Day, , , ,
Jul 5 Sunday
Asalha Puja, ,
National Bikini Day, ,
Jul 6 Monday
International Kissing Day, , ,
Jul 9 Thursday
Nunavut Day, , ,
Jul 12 Sunday
Orangemen's Day, , ,
Jul 14 Tuesday
Bastille Day, , ,
National Nude Day, , , , ,
Jul 18 Saturday
Nelson Mandela International Day, ,
Jul 20 Monday
National Moon Day, , , ,
Aug 3 Monday
Civic Holiday, , ,
Heritage Day in Alberta, , ,
Natal Day, , ,
Terry Fox Day, , ,
Aug 4 Tuesday
U.S. Coast Guard Birthday,
Aug 7 Friday
National Lighthouse Day,
Aug 8 Saturday
Peace Festival in Augsburg, , ,
Aug 11 Tuesday
Mountain Day, , , ,
Aug 14 Friday
Pakistan Independence Day,
Aug 15 Saturday
Indian Independence Day, , , ,
Aug 17 Monday
Discovery Day,
Aug 19 Wednesday
National Aviation Day
Aug 21 Friday
Ninoy Aquino Day, ,
Aug 26 Wednesday
Women’s Equality Day, ,
Aug 30 Sunday
Notting Hill Carnival
Sep 2 Wednesday
VJ Day,
Sep 7 Monday
Brazil Independence Day, ,
Labor Day , , , ,
Sep 13 Sunday
Day of the Homeland, ,
European Heritage Days, ,
Sep 15 Tuesday
Shout of Dolores, , ,
Sep 17 Thursday
Constitution Day
Sep 23 Wednesday
National Dogs in Politics Day, ,
Sep 24 Thursday
Heritage Day, , ,
Sep 26 Saturday
Johnny Appleseed Day, ,
Oct 2 Friday
Sukkot,
Oct 9 Friday
Leif Erikson Day
World Post Day,
Oct 12 Monday
Columbus Day,
Oct 13 Tuesday
Navy Birthday,
Oct 14 Wednesday
​National Fossil Day,
Oct 24 Saturday
United Nations Day
Nov 10 Tuesday
Marine Corps Birthday,
Nov 11 Wednesday
Remembrance Day,
Veterans Day,
Nov 26 Thursday
Thanksgiving, , , ,
National Day of Mourning,
Nov 30 Monday
Saint Andrew's Day, , ,
Dec 7 Monday
National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance,
Dec 10 Thursday
Hanukkah, , , ,
Dec 12 Saturday
National Poinsettia Day, , , ,
Dec 13 Sunday
U.S. National Guard Birthday,
Dec 19 Saturday
National Wreaths Across America Day ,
Dec 24 Thursday
Christmas Eve, , , ,
Dec 25 Friday
Christmas, , , , ,
Dec 31 Thursday
New Year's Eve,
Black History Month, ,
May
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month,
National Soul Food Month, , , ,
Emotional Wellness Month,
Polish American Heritage Month,
​Global Diversity Awareness Month, , ,