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National holidays in the USA
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Major American Holidays:
- New Year's Day:
January 1st. Major - Many people also take off the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
- Martin Luther King Day:
Third Monday of January. Between a Major and Minor - Many employers close on this day. It is the PC thing to do.
- Presidents' Day:
It is celebrated on the third Monday in February. Minor.
- Memorial Day:
Celebrated on the fourth Monday of May. Major - first big holiday of the Summer season.
- Fourth of July, or Independence Day:
July 4th. Major - If the date falls in the week, many will take off the weekdays before or after to create a "long weekend".
- Labor Day:
The first Monday of September. Major - Last big holiday of the Summer season.
- Columbus Day:
Takes place on the second Monday in October. Minor.
- Veterans Day:
November 11th. Minor.
- Thanksgiving Day:
The fourth Thursday in November. Major - Many businesses also close on the next day (Friday) to make a "long weekend".
- Christmas Day:
December 25th. Major - Many businesses close early on the 24th also and many people also take off the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Lesser American Holidays:
- Columbus Day
Second Monday of October (Insignificant)
- Election Day
Tuesday on or after November 2 (Might impact in Presidential years)
- Veterans Day
November 11th (Insignificant)
- Birthday of Martin Luther King
Third Monday in January (Insignificant)
- Groundhog Day
February 2 (Major traffic boost for groundhog sites)
- Lincoln's Birthday
February 12 (Insignificant)
- Valentine's Day
February 14 - sweets, flowers, cards (Insignificant for most)
- Washington's Birthday
February 22 (Insignificant)
- St. Patrick's Day
March 17 (Major traffic boost for leprechaun and green beer sites)
- April Fools's Day
April 1 (Insignificant)
- Earth Day
April 22 (Insignificant)
- Mothers' Day
Second Sunday in May (Lots of Email on this day)
- Fathers' Day
Third Sunday in June (Insignificant)
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