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Federal Holidays & Long Weekends 2017 in USA

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

When? What? Where? Comments
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
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