Local observance

Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:California, Ohio

California, Ohio

2019
Monday
4
February

r169301 February 4, 2019 r169381 Rosa Parks Day

Rosa Parks Day is an American observance to honor civil rights activist Rosa Parks, who was known for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. It is a legal observance in California on February 4 and Ohio on December 1.

Rosa Parks Day 2018
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Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York

2019
Tuesday
12
February

r169301 February 12, 2019 r169381 Lincoln’s Birthday

Lincoln’s Birthday celebrates the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, one of the most popular presidents in United States history. It is a state holiday in some states on or around February 12. It’s also known as Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, Abraham Lincoln Da …

Lincoln Birthday
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Arizona

Arizona

2019
Thursday
14
February

r169301 February 14, 2019 r169381 Statehood Day

One-hundred-and-five years later, Arizona is stronger than ever. There’s so much to celebrate on Arizona Statehood Day. Trailblazers leading the nation, we’ve had more women governors than any other state in the U.S. We continue to welcome outsiders an …

Statehood Day 2018
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:California, Florida, New York, Wisconsin

California, Florida, New York, Wisconsin

2019
Friday
15
February

r169301 February 15, 2019 r169381 Susan B Anthony’s Birthday

Celebrated on February 15, Susan B Anthony Day marks the birthday of one of the United States’ most prominent female civil rights leaders. It is a legal observance in some states.

Susan B Anthony's Birthday 2018
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Alaska

Alaska

2019
Saturday
16
February

r169301 February 16, 2019 r169381 Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

Every year on February 16, Alaskans honor Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich (1911—1958) “for her courageous, unceasing efforts to eliminate discrimination and bring about equal rights in Alaska” (Alaska Statutes 44.12.065).

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Oregon

Oregon

2019
Thursday
28
February

r169301 February 28, 2019 r169381 Linus Pauling Day

Linus Pauling was one of the most important researchers in immunology and is the only person who has won two undivided Nobel Prizes. His achievements are annually commemorated at Oregon State University.

Linus Pauling Day 2018
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Holiday Type:Local observance, Observance, State holiday

Where It is Observed:Alabama, Florida, Louisiana

Alabama, Florida, Louisiana

2019
Tuesday
5
March

r169301 March 5, 2019 r169381 Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a holiday in some parts of the United States and often serves as a festive occasion featuring large celebrations. It is also known as Shrove Tuesday, as it is the last day before the long fast for Lent in many Christian churches.

mardi gras
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Maryland

Maryland

2019
Monday
25
March

r169301 March 25, 2019 r169381 Maryland Day

Maryland Day is a legal state holiday in Maryland, the United States. Many people in Maryland commemorate the state’s history and heritage on or around March 25 each year.

Maryland Day 2018
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Hawaii

Hawaii

2019
Monday
15
April

r169301 April 15, 2019 r169381 Father Damien Day

On April 15, 1889, Father Damien died of Hansen’s disease on the island of Molokai, Hawaii. He was a man who cared for sufferers of this disease and continued his missionary work on this island. People in Hawaii remember his life and deeds on April 15, the anniversary of his death.

Happy Father Damien Day
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2019
Monday
22
April

r169301 April 22, 2019 r169381 Oklahoma Day

Oklahoma Day, which is annually held on April 22, commemorates the date when the “Oklahoma Lands” area, which is now the state of Oklahoma, opened for European settlement.

Happy Oklahoma Day
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Florida

Florida

2019
Friday
26
April

r169301 April 26, 2019 r169381 Confederate Heroes’ Day

Confederate Memorial Day is a state holiday in some states in the United States. It gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate soldiers who died or were wounded during the American Civil War during the 1860s.

Happy Confederate Memorial Day
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Hawaii

Hawaii

2019
Wednesday
1
May

r169301 May 1, 2019 r169381 Lei Day

Lei day on May 1 celebrates Hawaiian culture, also known as the “Aloha spirit,” represented by the lei, the traditional flower garland or wreath which people wear as a necklace or on their heads.

Hapyy lei Day (aloha day)
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Ohio

Ohio

2019
Saturday
4
May

r169301 May 4, 2019 r169381 Kent State Shootings Remembrance

Each year on May 4, students, activists, and survivors gather at Kent State University in Ohio to mark the anniversary of the Kent State massacre in 1970.

Happy Kent State Shootings Remembrance
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Rhode Island

Rhode Island

2019
Saturday
4
May

r169301 May 4, 2019 r169381 Rhode Island Independence Day

Rhode Island Independence Day is a state holiday in the state of Rhode Island in the United States on May 4 each year. It commemorates the state’s independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776.

Happy Rhode Island Independence Day
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:North Carolina

North Carolina

2019
Friday
10
May

r169301 May 10, 2019 r169381 Confederate Memorial Day

Confederate Memorial Day is a state holiday in some states in the United States. It gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate soldiers who died or were wounded during the American Civil War during the 1860s.

Happy Confederate Memorial Day
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:California

California

2019
Wednesday
22
May

r169301 May 22, 2019 r169381 Harvey Milk Day

Many public schools observe Harvey Milk Day in California, USA, on May 22. This observance celebrates the achievements of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist who was assassinated in 1978.

Harvey Milk Day
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