Long Weekends in 2015:

( USA upcoming long weekends list )

Long Weekend is a weekend that is at least three days long.Generally a holiday on Friday or a Monday in addition to the Saturday and Sunday.
Long Weekends started to be observed in the United States from the year 1971 after the United States Congress approved the Uniform Monday holiday act on June 28 1968, moving the observance of certain holidays to Monday.

Next Long Weekend ( Memorial Day ) begins in: 1861 Days, 89309 Hours, 10717080 Minutes

Monday, May 25, 2015Memorial Day
Friday, July 03, 2015Independence Day
Monday, September 07, 2015Labor Day
Monday, October 12, 2015Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2015Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26, 2015Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25, 2015Christmas Day

The list of following holidays are observed on Monday

  • Martin Luther King Day : third Monday in January
  • Washingtons Birthday : third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day : last Monday in May
  • Labor Day : first Monday in September
  • Columbus Day : second Monday in October
  • The list of following holidays are observed on their regular days

  • New Years Day : January 1
  • Independence Day : July 4
  • Veterans Day : November 11
  • Christmas Day : December 25
  • Long Weekend Observance :

    In United States of America long weekend is observed by holding events pertaining to the long weekend. Events are organized by the federal, state and local government officials. Numerous organizations also hold various events in celebration and remembrance of the long weekend. Most of the offices, schools and businesses are closed during the long weekend.

    In United States of America people attend various events pertaining to the long weekend. People also hold get together with their families and relatives during the long weekends. People also go to various tourist destinations, sight-seeing locations to enjoy the short holiday break. Popular tourist destinations include states of Florida, California, Nevada, New Jersey etc.

    Planning for long weekend starts well ahead of time to organize cultural events, get together, trip etc. Some company brands provide discounts, combination packages to attract customers. Traffic in some routes can get very heavy due to lot of people willing to spend time away from home.

    Long Weekends in the Rest of the World :

    Long Weekends are still mostly observed only in Western World while the rest of the World mostly observes holidays. Long Weekend is not to be confused with Holiday. Holiday is a religious term used to signify Holy Day. Examples of holiday include Christmas, Ramzaan, Diwali etc. United States of America observes the least number of holidays in the entire world.

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