2018 Unique and Bizarre Holidays

Holiday Type:Federal Holiday

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2018
Monday
1
January

New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day falls on January 1 and marks the start of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar. It marks the end of New Year’s Eve celebrations in the United States and gives many Americans a chance to remember the previous year.

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin

Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin

2018
Monday
1
January

New Year’s Eve observed

New Year’s Eve, which is on December 31, is the last day of the year in the United States. It is a major social observance and many parties are held, particularly in the evening.

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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:Kansas

Kansas

2018
Monday
29
January

Kansas Day

On January 29 each year, residents of Kansas celebrate their state’s birthday. Kansas Day has been observed annually since 1877.

Kansas Day
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Holiday Type:Jewish holiday


2018
Wednesday
31
January

Tu B’Shevat/Tu Bishvat in the United States

Tu B’Shevat (Tu Bishvat) is the 15th day of the Jewish months of Shevat. This festival is also known as the “New Year for Trees” and is observed in Jewish communities in countries such as the United States.

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Holiday Type:Christian

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2018
Saturday
6
January

Epiphany in the United States

Epiphany, commonly known as Three Kings’ Day in the United States, is on January 6. It celebrates the three wise men’s visit to baby Jesus and also remembers his baptism, according to the Christian Bible’s events. The United States (US) Virgin Islands …

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Holiday Type:Orthodox


2018
Sunday
7
January

Orthodox Christmas Day in the United States

Many Orthodox Christians in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar. This date works to be December 25 in the Julian calendar, which pre-dates the Gregorian calendar. It is a time to celebrate the birth …

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Virginia

Virginia

2018
Friday
12
January

Lee Jackson Day in the United States

Lee-Jackson Day is a state holiday in Virginia, the United States, to remember two of the Civil War’s Confederate leaders – Robert E Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. It is annually celebrated on the Friday before Martin Luther King Day.

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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2018
Saturday
13
January

Stephen Foster Memorial Day in the United States

Many Americans pay tribute to one of the United States’ finest musicians on Stephen Foster Memorial Day, which is on January 13 each year. Stephen Foster was a songwriter who lived in the 19th century. His songs, such as Oh! Susanna and My Old Kentucky …

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Holiday Type:Orthodox

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2018
Sunday
14
January

Orthodox New Year in the United States

Many Orthodox Christian Americans celebrate the New Year on January 1 in the Julian calendar, which pre-dates the more widely used Gregorian calendar. This date falls on or near January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.

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Holiday Type:Federal Holiday

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2018
Monday
15
January

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segre …

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Alabama, Arkansas

Alabama, Arkansas

2018
Monday
15
January

Robert E Lee’s Birthday in the United States

Robert E. Lee’s birthday, also known as Robert E. Lee Day, is a state holiday in some parts of the United States. In some states it is an annual shared state holiday with Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the third Monday of January.

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Idaho

Idaho

2018
Monday
15
January

Idaho Human Rights Day in the United States

Idaho Human Rights Day, also known as Martin Luther King Jr – Idaho Human Rights Day, is a state holiday in Idaho, the United States, on the third Monday of January. It focuses on human rights while embracing diversity. It also honors Martin Luther Kin …

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Arizona, New Hampshire

Arizona, New Hampshire

2018
Monday
15
January

Civil Rights Day

Civil Rights Day is a state holiday in Arizona and New Hampshire, in the United States, on the third Monday of January. It honors civil rights activists and is combined with Martin Luther King Day.

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Florida

Florida

2018
Friday
19
January

Robert E Lee’s Birthday

Robert E. Lee’s birthday, also known as Robert E. Lee Day, is a state holiday in some parts of the United States. In some states it is an annual shared state holiday with Martin Luther King’s birthday on the third Monday of January.

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Texas

Texas

2018
Friday
19
January

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.

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