New Year 2013 Events and Holidays: List Of Events, Public & National Holidays in USA


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As soon as a New Year arrives, we get back to making New Year resolutions and try to make sure that we can stick to our plans. In most of the cases, majority of people fail to complete all the resolutions they make for New Year but in order to plan the upcoming year properly, you need to know about the events that are going to take place during that year. In this post, we will be talking about the Events and Public Holidays that will be observed in USA during 2013.

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New Year 2013 Events and Holidays

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New Year 2013 Events and Holidays

Events and Public Holidays in January, 2013

On January 1, there will be a National Holiday all over U.S and just after 5 days i.e. on January 6, Christians in USA will enjoy a holiday to celebrate Epiphany. On January 7, Orthodox Christians will be celebrating their Orthodox Christmas Day. January 13 will observe the Stephen Foster Memorial Day and only Observance celebrate it as a Holiday. There is going to be another New Year party on January 14 as Orthodox Christians celebrates the Orthodox New Year. On January 18, Lee Jackson Day will be observed as a state Holiday in Virginia and on January 19, there will be two different holidays in two different states. Robert E Lee’s Birthday will be celebrated in Florida while Confederate Memorial day will be celebrated in Texas. On January 20, Inauguration day will be observed in DC, LA, MD, and VA. On January 21, Idaho Human Rights Day will be celebrated in Idaho, Robert E Lee’s Birthday will be celebrated in Al, AR,GA and MS, Civil Rights day will be observed in Arizona and New Hampshire while Martin Luther King Day will be observed as National Holiday in entire U.S. Muslims will celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birthday on January 24 this year. January 26 is a Jewish Holiday as Jews in USA celebrate Tu B’Sheveat (Arbor Day). On January 29, Kansas Day will be observed.

Events and Public Holidays in February, 2013

On February 1, National Freedom Day will be observed and on February 2, Groundhog Day will be observed. Chines New Year will be celebrated on February 10 and in States of Alabama and Louisiana there will be a state holiday on February 12 for Shrove Tuesday/ Mardi Gras, Lincoln’s Birthday will also be celebrated as holiday in CT, IL, MO, NJ and NY on February 12 as well. February 13 will observe Ash Wednesday for Christians. On February, 14 Valentine’s Day will be celebrated all over USA. On February 18, there will be a National Holiday to celebrate Presidents Day (Washington Birthday) whereas, in Arkansas, Daisy Gatson Bates Day will be celebrated as state’s holiday. Finally there will be a Jewish Holiday called Purim on February 24.

Events and Public Holidays in March, 2013

On March 1, St. David’s Day and Read across America Day will be observed in USA. In Texas, Texas Independence Day will be celebrated on March 2. March 4 will observe Casimir Pulaski Day as state holiday. On March 5, Town Meeting Day Vermont will be celebrated and on March 10, there will be Daylight Saving Time starts when Clocks will be change and Day Light Saving Time will get started. On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day will be observed and Evacuation Day will be observed on 17 and 18 March as well. March 20 will mark the beginning of March equinox season. On March 24, Christians will celebrate Palm Sunday. Two different State holidays will be observed in Maryland and Seward on March 25. On March 26, Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianagle Day will be observed as State Holiday while Jews will celebrate First day of Passover on the same day. On March 28, Christians will celebrate Maundy Thursday whereas Good Friday will be observed as Sate holiday on March 29. Christians will celebrate Holy Saturday on March 30 this year; on March 31 the Cesar Chavez Day will be celebrated as state holiday and finally Easter Sunday will be observed on March 31 this year.

Events and Public Holidays in April, 2013

In California, Cesar Chaves Day will be observed as Sate holiday on April 1 whereas Christians will celebrate Easter Monday on the same day. Jews will celebrate the Last day of Passover on April 2 and in Florida, a State holiday will be observed as Pascua Florida Day as well. On April 8, Yom HaShoah, a Jewish holiday will be observed and on April 15, Patriot’s Day will be observed in Mary Land State, Father Damien Day and Tax Day will also be observed on the same date. On April 16, Jews will celebrate Yom haAtzmaut whereas as Emancipation Day will be observed as State holidy. On April 21, there will be San Jacinto Day and on April 22, Oklahoma Day and Confederate Memorial Day will be observed. On April 24, Administrative Professional Day will be observed, on April 26, Arbor Day will be celebrated, on April 28, Lag B’Omer day (Jewish holiday) will be observed and finally, on April 29, confederate Memorial Day will be celebrated.

Events and Public Holidays in May, 2013

May 2013 is full of different events and Holidays. On May 1, Law Day and Loyalty Day will be observed. On May 2, National Day of Prayer will be observed and on May 3, Orthodox Good Friday will be celebrated. On May 4, Rhode Island Independence Day and Orthodox Holy Saturday will be observed. On May 5, Cinco de Mayo and Orthodox Easter will be celebrated. On May 6, National Nurses Day and Orthodox Easter Monday will be observed. Truman day will be observed on May 8, Ascension Day will be celebrated on May 9 and Confederate Memorial Day will be observed on May 10. Mother’s Day will be observed on May 12. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Shavuot will be observed on May 15. On may 17, National Defense Transportation Day will be observed and on May 18, Armed Forces Day will be observed. May 19 will see Pentecost, May 20 will witness Whit-Monday and May 22 will observe National Maritime Day. There will be National Missing Children’s Day on May 25, Trinity Sunday on May 26, Memorial Day on May 27 and also Jefferson Davis Birthday as well. In the end, Corpus Christi will be celebrated by Christians on May 30.

Events and Public Holidays in June, 2013

The first event of June will be observed on June 1 as State Holiday in Kentucky, Tennessee called Statehood Day. On June 3, Jefferson Davis Birthday will be celebrated in Alabama and Florida as state holiday. In Hawaii, Kamehameha Day will be observed on June 11. On June 14 Flag Day will be observed whereas Father’s Day will be celebrated on June 16. On June 17, there will be state holiday in Massachusetts called Bunker Hill day and Juneteenth will be observed on June 19. On June 20 West Virginia Day will be celebrated and finally on June 21, June Solstice season will be observed.

Events and Public Holidays in July, 2013

On July 4, Independence Day will be celebrated all over USA as National Holiday. Muslims will observe Ramadan on July 9 and on July 16, Jewish holiday Tisha B’Av will arrive. Pioneer Day will be observed in different states on July 24 and in the end of July, Parents Day will be observed on July 28.

Events and Public Holidays in August, 2013

On Aug 3, Muslims will observe laylat-al-Qadar and on August 8, they will celebrate Eid-al-Fitr. Victory Day will be observed in different states on Aug 12. On Aug 15, Assumption of Mary will be observed. On Aug 16, Statehood Day in Hawaii and Bennington Battle Day will be celebrated. National Aviation Day will be observed on Aug 19 and finally, Lyndon Baines Johnson Day will be observed on Aug 27.

Events and Public Holidays in September, 2013

The first highlight of September is Labor Day that is observed as National Holiday each year on Sep 2. On Sep 5, Rosh Hashana a Jewish holiday is celebrated and on Sep 7, Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day is observed. National Grandparents day is observed on Sep 8 whereas Patriot Day is observed on Sep 11. On Sep 14, Yom Kippur a Jewish holiday is observed and on Sep 17, Constitution day and Citizenship Day is observed all over U.S. First day of Sukkot that is a Jewish holiday comes on Sep 19 followed by National POW/ MIA Recognition Day on Sep 20. Sep 22, marks the beginning of a new season called September Equinox and on the same day Emancipation Day is also observed in several states. On Sep 25, Jews celebrate last day of sukkot and on next day Sep 26, they observe Shmini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah. Finally on Sep 19, Gold star Mother’s day is observed.

Events and Public Holidays in October, 2013

Christians start the month of October by celebrating Feast of St Francis of Assisi on Oct 4. Child Health Day will be observed on Oct 7 and Lei Erikson Day will be observed on Oct 9. The biggest holiday of October is the Columbus Day that is celebrated on Oct 14 each year. Other events happening on Oct 14 are Indigenous People’s Day and Native-Americans Day. On Oct 15, White Cane Safety Day is observed. Muslims will be celebrating their religious festival of Eid-al-Adha on October 15 this year. On Oct 16, Boss’s Day will be observed and on Oct 18, Alaska day will be celebrated in Alaska as state holiday. Nevada Day will be celebrated in Nevada on Oct 25. The month will end with a bang as nation will observe the Halloween Day on Oct 31.

Events and Public Holidays in November, 2013

On Nov 1, Christians will celebrate All Saint’s Day followed by All Souls’ Day on Nov 2. Hindu community will celebrate their colorful festival called Diwali on Nov 3 whereas Daylight Saving Time will also end on the same date. On Nov 5, Islamic New Year will start with the month of Muharram. Veterans Day will be observed as National Holiday on Nov 11. A Jewish holiday called First Day of Chanukah will arrive on Nov 28. The biggest highlights of this month are Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday occurring on Nov 28 and 29 respectively. Lincoln’s Birthday is also celebrated on Nov 29 and also the American Indian Heritage Day.

Events and Public Holidays in December, 2013

On Dec 1, Christians will celebrate First Sunday Advent. Cyber Monday will be observed on Dec 2 and Jews will celebrate last day of Chanukah on Dec 5 this year. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day will be observed on Dec 7 followed by Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebration by Christians on Dec 8. On Dec 17, Pan American Aviation Day and Wright Brothers Day will be celebrated.  On Dec 21, December Solstice season will start. Christmas Eve will be celebrated on Dec 24 followed by Christmas Day on Dec 25. Kwanza will start from Dec 26, 2013 and last until Jan 1, 2014. Finally, the year will end on Dec 31 when we all will be celebrating New Year’s Eve.

What have you planned for 2013? Share your special plans with us in comments section.

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