School Holidays in the USA in 2020

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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 2020

*All dates are subject to errors and changes

HolidayDateNotes
Christmas / Winter breakfrom 14-12-2019
to 5-1-2020
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day20-01-20203rd Monday in January
George Washington’s Birthday20-03-20203rd Monday in February
Spring breakfrom 20-03-2020
to 28-03-2020
 
Memorial Day25-5-2020Last Monday in May
Independence Day04-07-2020 
Summer breakfrom 13-06-2020
to 30-09-2020
 
Labor Day07-09-20201st Monday in September
Columbus Day12-10-20202nd Monday in October
Veterans Day11-11-2020 
Thanksgivingfrom 26-11-2019
to 29-11-2019
4th Thursday in November (Thanksgiving & Day after)
Christmas / Winter breakfrom 19-12-2020
to 03-01-2021
 

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