School Holidays in the USA 2021

School Holidays USA 2021

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In the United States, the academic year typically has about 180 school days for K-6, running from the early (Northern Hemisphere) fall to early summer. Colleges and universities often have shorter years. School holidays (also referred to as vacations, breaks, and recess) are the periods during which schools are closed.

In the United States, there are typically 180 school days in a year, although private schools tend to have classes for 170 days each year.

* When a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, it is usually observed on the preceding Friday. When the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday.

* In addition to the ten annual federal holidays, Inauguration Day is an eleventh holiday designated by Congress for observance every four years on January 20 following a U. S. presidential election. It is only observed by government employees in Washington D.C. and the border counties of Maryland and Virginia. Inauguration Day was created to help relieve the congestion that occurs around Washington D.C. with the events surrounding the swearing-in of the President and Vice President of the United States.

The following list includes national holidays – State holidays are not included.

School Holidays in the USA – 2021

*All dates are subject to errors and changes.

HOLIDAYDATENOTES
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day18-Jan,-20213rd Monday in January
George Washington’s Birthday15-Mar.-20213rd Monday in February
Spring BreakVaries by SchoolSchools typically schedule a 1-week break during March or April, with the peak during the final 2 weeks of March.
Memorial Day31-May-2021Last Monday in May
Independence Day04-July-2021 
Summer BreakVaries by School Schools typically schedule a 10- to 11-week break beginning between May and June and ending between August and September.
Labor Day06-Sept.-20211st Monday in September
Columbus Day11-Oct.-20212nd Monday in October
Veterans Day11-Nov.-2021 
Thanksgiving25-Nov.-2021
to 26-Nov.-2021
4th Thursday in November (Thanksgiving & Day after)
Winter BreakVaries by School Schools typically schedule a 1- to 2-week break during the final weeks of December and the first weeks of January. The break typically begins the week before Christmas (Dec. 25) and ends shortly after New Years Day (Jan. 1)

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* When a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, it is usually observed on the preceding Friday. When the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday.

* In addition to the ten annual federal holidays, Inauguration Day is an eleventh holiday designated by Congress for observance every four years on January 20 following a U. S. presidential election. It is only observed by government employees in Washington D.C. and the border counties of Maryland and Virginia. Inauguration Day was created to help relieve the congestion that occurs around Washington D.C. with the events surrounding the swearing-in of the President and Vice President of the United States.


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