Long Weekends in USA

( 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 ( Columbus Day ) begins in: 24 Days, 20 Hours, 33 Minutes

Monday, October 09, 2017Columbus Day
Saturday, November 11, 2017Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23, 2017Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25, 2017Christmas Day
Monday, January 1, 2018New Year's Day
Monday, January 15, 2018Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 19, 2018President's Day
Monday, May 28, 2018Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 04, 2018Independence Day
Monday, September 03, 2018Labor Day
Monday, October 08, 2018Columbus Day
Monday, November 12, 2018Veterans Day
Thursday, November 22, 2018Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25, 2018Christmas 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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