2018 - 2019

Below are listed the principal federal and state government holidays, Christian, Jewish and Islamic holidays and festivals; and special recognition days for 2018 and 2019. Technically, the United States does not observe national holidays. Each state has jurisdiction over its holidays, which are usually designated by its legislature. The list was compiled partially from the Texas Government Code, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Astronomical Phenomena 2018 and Astronomical Phenomena 2019, published jointly by the U.S. Naval Observatory and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. 

2018

 

 
New Year's Day Monday, Jan. 1
Epiphany Saturday, Jan. 6
Sam Rayburn Day Saturday, Jan. 6
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 15
Confederate Heroes Day Friday, Jan. 19
Ash Wednesday Wednesday, Feb. 14
Valentine's Day Wednesday, Feb. 14
President's Day Monday, Feb. 19
Texas Independence Day Friday, March 2
Texas Flag Day Friday, March 2
Primary Election Day Tuesday, March 6
Palm Sunday Sunday, March 25
Good Friday Friday, March 30
Passover (Pesach), first day of Saturday, March 31
Cesar Chavez Day Saturday, March 31
Easter Day Sunday, April 1
Former Prisoners of War Day Monday, April 9
San Jacinto Day Saturday, April 21
Ascension Day Thursday, May 10
Mother's Day Sunday, May 13
Ramadan, first day of Wednesday, May 16
Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 19
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Sunday, May 20
Pentecost Sunday, Mat 20
Trinity Sunday Sunday, May 27
Memorial Day Monday, May 28
Flag Day (U.S.) Thursday, June 14
Father's Day Sunday, June 17
Emancipation Day in Texas (Juneteenth) Tuesday, June 19
Independence Day  Wednesday, July 4
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day Monday, August 27
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3
Grandparents Day Sunday, Sept. 9
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Monday, Sept. 10
Islamic New Year Wednesday, Sept. 12
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Wednesday, Sept.19
Sukkot (Tabernacles), first day of Monday, Sept. 24
Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 8
Halloween  Wednesday, Oct. 31
Father of Texas (Stephen F. Austin) Day Saturday, Nov. 3
General Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6
Veterans Day Sunday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 22
First Sunday in Advent Sunday, Dec. 2
Hanukkah, first day of Monday, Dec. 3
Christmas Day Tuesday, Dec. 25

2019

   
New Year's Day Tuesday, Jan. 1
Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 6
Sam Rayburn Day Sunday, Jan. 6
Confederate Heroes Day Saturday, Jan. 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 21
Valentine's Day Thursday, Feb. 14
President's Day Monday, Feb. 18
Ash Wednesday Wednesday, March 6
Texas Independence Day Saturday, March 2
Texas Flag Day Saturday, March 2
Cesar Chavez Day Sunday, March 31
Former Prisoners of War Day Tuesday, April 9
Palm Sunday Sunday, April 14
Good Friday Friday, April 19
Passover (Pesah), first day of Saturday, April 20
Easter Day Sunday, April 21
San Jacinto Day Sunday, April 21
Ramadan, first day of Monday, May 6
Mother's Day Sunday, May 12
Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 18
Memorial Day Monday, May 27
Ascension Day Thursday, May 30
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Sunday, June 9
Pentecost Sunday, June 9
Flag Day (U.S.) Friday, June 14
Trinity Sunday Sunday, June 16
Father's Day Sunday, June 16
Emancipation Day in Texas (Juneteenth) Wednesday, June 19
Independence Day Thursday, July 4
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day Tuesday, August 27
Islamic New Year Sunday, Sept. 1
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2
Grandparents Day Sunday, Sept. 8
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Monday, Sept. 30
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Wednesday, Oct. 9
Sukkot (Tabernacles), first day of Monday, Oct. 14
Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 14
Halloween Thursday, Oct. 31
Father of Texas (Stephen F. Austin) Day Sunday, Nov. 3
General Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 5
Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 28
First Sunday in Advent Sunday, Dec. 1
Hanukkah, first day of Monday, Dec. 23
Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25