Overview 2017 Long Weekends in the United States
Throughout the United States, there are different laws. These laws effect the holidays in each state. In this list of long weekends in 2017, we're going to focus on the universal holidays. Be sure to check with your local state law to see if there are other long weekends you can expect to celebrate. In the meantime, here is a starter list to help you plan your year.
Know The Date & Celebrate!
There are 6 long weekends in 2017.
Monday, January 2
New Year's Day lands on the Sunday before, so the observation is moved to Monday. This allows citizens to have a long weekend. Many choose to stay home for this particular long weekend. After all, the celebrations of New Year's Eve can often be draining, so the following day allows people to recover.
Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Day is a holiday to celebrate the accomplishments of Mr. King. It's not a common weekend for traveling, so it's a good chance to get out there and see the world. There are likely to be some places that don't offer this day as a holiday though. Before you start planning a trip, make sure to double check with your place of employment and local schools. It may be a better idea to simply stay home for this long weekend and spend time with the family.
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day commemorates the lives lost during their service in the military. Landing in the spring weather, it's common for people to enjoy a picnic or trip to the beach on this particular day. Many camps will also be opening, so families may choose to go camping for the long weekend. It's also a good chance to plan a short vacation. But, if you're planning to travel, you'll want to plan in advance. This is a very common weekend for traveling.
Monday, September 4
Labor Day is a holiday to celebrate workers' rights. It's a day off work, given to allow workers' more time with their families. Since it falls at the end of summer, many people choose to take one last trip to camp. The weather is still nice and most camps are still open. Because of this, there is likely to be a traffic delay on the highway on Monday night. If you want to beat the traffic, head back into town in the morning. If you don't feel like traveling, there are often festivities held to celebrate the advancement in workers' right, which include rallies and festivals.
Monday, October 9
Columbus Day is not celebrated universally across the states. The following states do not offer a day off on Columbus Day: AK, AR, CA, DE, FL, HI, MI, MN, ND, NV, OR, SD, TX, VT, WA, WI, WY. Much of this is because Columbus Day is controversial. If you're in a state that offers this day as a holiday, you may choose to travel. Since there are many states that don't observe this day, there aren't likely to be traveling delays. It's a good chance to take a short trip. But, make sure that you're in one of the states that observes this holiday before you start planning for your long weekend.
Monday, December 25
Christmas is an almost universal holiday. It's celebrated all across the world. In the United States, it's common to spend Christmas morning with family members. This is often done around a decorated tree while exchanging gifts. In the evening, many families enjoy a large feast. Christmas is a Christian holiday, marking the birth of Jesus Christ. Many choose to spend the time with family. This is a common weekend for traveling. If you're planning to travel on Christmas, make sure you plan in advance. Otherwise, you'll end up meeting delays you'd rather not see.
Holiday planner (calendar per states) 2017
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Detailed list next long weekends & holidays per states in USA 2017
|Friday, 1. January 2017||New Year's Day||Federal Holiday||long weekend|
|Saturday, 2. January 2017||New Year's Day observed||Federal Holiday|
|Wednesday, 13. January 2017||Lee Jackson Day||Virginia|
|Saturday, 16. January 2017||Martin Luther King Day||Federal Holiday|
|Saturday, 16. January 2017||Robert E Lee's Birthday||Alabama, Arkansas|
|Saturday, 16. January 2017||State Holiday||Mississippi|
|Saturday, 16. January 2017||Idaho Human Rights Day||Idaho|
|Saturday, 16. January 2017||Civil Rights Day||Arizona, New Hampshire|
|Tuesday, 19. January 2017||Robert E Lee's Birthday||Florida||possible long weekend|
|Tuesday, 19. January 2017||State Holiday||Texas||possible long weekend|
|Wednesday, 20. January 2017||Inauguration Day||District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia|
|Friday, 12. February 2017||Lincoln's Birthday||Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, New York||long weekend|
|Saturday, 13. February 2017||Lincoln's Birthday observed||Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, New York|
|Saturday, 20. February 2017||Presidents' Day||Federal Holiday|
|Saturday, 20. February 2017||Daisy Gatson Bates Day||Arkansas|
|Sunday, 28. February 2017||Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras||Alabama, Louisiana|
|Wednesday, 2. March 2017||Texas Independence Day||Texas|
|Sunday, 6. March 2017||Casimir Pulaski Day||Illinois|
|Monday, 7. March 2017||Town Meeting Day Vermont||State holiday||long weekend|
|Thursday, 17. March 2017||Evacuation Day||Massachusetts||possible long weekend|
|Saturday, 26. March 2017||Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day||Hawaii|
|Sunday, 27. March 2017||Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day observed||Hawaii|
|Sunday, 27. March 2017||Seward's Day||Alaska|
|Thursday, 31. March 2017||César Chávez Day||California, Colorado, Texas||possible long weekend|
|Saturday, 16. April 2017||Emancipation Day||District of Columbia|
|Sunday, 17. April 2017||Emancipation Day observed||District of Columbia|
|Sunday, 17. April 2017||Patriot's Day||Maine, Massachusetts|
|Thursday, 21. April 2017||San Jacinto Day||Texas||possible long weekend|
|Sunday, 24. April 2017||Confederate Memorial Day||Alabama, Florida|
|Sunday, 24. April 2017||State Holiday||Georgia|
|Sunday, 24. April 2017||State Holiday||Mississippi|
|Thursday, 28. April 2017||Arbor Day||Nebraska||possible long weekend|
|Sunday, 8. May 2017||Truman Day||Missouri|
|Tuesday, 10. May 2017||State Holiday||South Carolina||possible long weekend|
|Sunday, 29. May 2017||Memorial Day||Federal Holiday|
|Sunday, 5. June 2017||Jefferson Davis Birthday||Alabama|
|Saturday, 11. June 2017||Kamehameha Day||Hawaii|
|Sunday, 12. June 2017||Kamehameha Day observed||Hawaii|
|Thursday, 16. June 2017||Bunker Hill Day observed||Massachusetts||possible long weekend|
|Friday, 17. June 2017||Bunker Hill Day||Massachusetts||long weekend|
|Sunday, 19. June 2017||Emancipation Day||Texas|
|Monday, 20. June 2017||West Virginia Day||West Virginia||long weekend|
|Monday, 4. July 2017||Independence Day||Federal Holiday||long weekend|
|Sunday, 24. July 2017||Pioneer Day||Utah|
|Sunday, 14. August 2017||Victory Day||Rhode Island|
|Tuesday, 16. August 2017||Bennington Battle Day||Vermont||possible long weekend|
|Thursday, 18. August 2017||Statehood Day in Hawaii||Hawaii||possible long weekend|
|Saturday, 27. August 2017||Lyndon Baines Johnson Day||Texas|
|Sunday, 4. September 2017||Labor Day||Federal Holiday|
|Wednesday, 21. September 2017||Rosh Hashana||Texas|
|Friday, 30. September 2017||Yom Kippur||Texas||long weekend|
|Sunday, 9. October 2017||Columbus Day||All except Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, New Mexico, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming|
|Tuesday, 18. October 2017||Alaska Day||Alaska||possible long weekend|
|Thursday, 27. October 2017||Nevada Day||Nevada||possible long weekend|
|Monday, 7. November 2017||Election Day||New Jersey, Virginia||long weekend|
|Friday, 11. November 2017||Veterans Day||Federal Holiday||long weekend|
|Wednesday, 23. November 2017||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
|Thursday, 24. November 2017||State Holiday||Georgia||possible long weekend|
|Thursday, 24. November 2017||Presidents' Day||New Mexico||possible long weekend|
|Thursday, 24. November 2017||Lincoln's Birthday/Lincoln's Day||Indiana, West Virginia||possible long weekend|
|Thursday, 24. November 2017||Black Friday||24 states||possible long weekend|
|Thursday, 24. November 2017||American Indian Heritage Day||Maryland||possible long weekend|
|Saturday, 24. December 2017||Christmas Eve||Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin|
|Sunday, 25. December 2017||Christmas Day||Federal Holiday|
|Sunday, 25. December 2017||Christmas Eve observed||Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin|
|Monday, 26. December 2017||Day After Christmas Day||Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Carolina, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Texas||long weekend|
|Saturday, 31. December 2017||New Year's Eve||Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin|