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National Holidays

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Observed the 3rd Monday in January
 
Ash Wednesday - Lent

  • 2011 March 9
  • 2012 February 22
  • 2013 February 13


Easter Holidays   

  • 2011 April 24 
  • 2012 April 8 
  • 2013 March 31 
  • 2014 April 20 
  • 2015 April 5 
  • 2016 March 27 
  • 2017 April 16 
  • 2018 April 1 
  • 2019 April 21 
  • 2020 April 12 
  • 2021 April 4 
  • 2022 April 17 
  • 2023 April 9 
  • 2024 March 31


Purim
Celebrates defeat of plot to destroy the Jews of Persia.

  • March 20, 2011
  • March 8, 2012
  • February 24, 2013
  • March 16, 2014


Pesach / Passover followed by the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. Jews eat no normal bread but only the flat, unleavened, cracker-like bread called Matzah.

Passover
(Jewish Holiday Pesach)
Holiday begins at Sundown on night before. 
 
April 19, 2011; April 7, 2012; March 26, 2013; April 15, 2014; April 4, 2015; April 23, 2016; April 11, 2017; March 31, 2018; April 20, 2019; April 9, 2020; March 28, 2021; April 16, 2022; April 6, 2023; April 23, 2024; April 13, 2025, April 2, 2026; April 22, 2027; April 11, 2028; March 31, 2029

Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets / Jewish New Year
1st Day Jewish High Holy Days - Start of the 10 days of penitence.

  • September 29, 2011
  • September 17, 2012
  • September 5, 2013
  • September 25, 2014

Yom Kippur / Day of Atonement
10th Day of the Jewish High Holy Days
a solemn day devoted to fasting, prayer and repentance.

  • October 8, 2011
  • September 26, 2012
  • September 14, 2013
  • October 4, 2014


Sukkot / Feast of Tabernacles
commemorating the dwelling of the Israelites in booths in the wilderness.

  • October 12 - 19, 2011
  • September 30 - October 7, 2012
  • September 18 - 25, 2013
  • October 8 - 15, 2014

Thanksgiving
4th Thursday in November 
 
Chanukah/Hanukkah
Feast of Dedication / Feast of Lights
8 day celebration of religious freedom

  • December 20 - 28, 2011
  • December 8 - 16, 2012
  • November 27 - December 5, 2013
  • December 16 - 24, 2014

Kwanzaa
Dec 26th thru Jan 1st - African American Heritage