School Holidays in the USA 2024

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The school year in the United States usually consists of 180 days for K-6, starting from early fall and running through early summer. However, colleges and universities often have shorter years. Schools are closed during school holidays, vacations, breaks, or recess.

Please note that federal holidays are usually observed on different days depending on whether they fall on a Saturday or Sunday. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is generally celebrated on the preceding Friday. It is usually observed the following Monday if it falls on a Sunday.

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There are ten annual federal holidays in the United States and an additional eleventh holiday designated by Congress for observance every four years on January 20 following a U.S. presidential election. This holiday is called Inauguration Day, and 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 around Washington, D.C., with the events surrounding the swearing-in of the President and Vice President of the United States.

National holidays in the USA for 2024

Here is a list of national holidays in the USA for 2024. Please note that state holidays are not included:

– Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 3rd Monday in January (Jan 15, 2024)
– George Washington’s Birthday: 3rd Monday in February (Feb 19, 2024)
– Spring Break: Varies by School (typically a 1-week break during March or April, with the peak during the final two weeks of March)
– Memorial Day: Last Monday in May (May 27, 2024)
– Independence Day: July 4, 2024
– Summer Break: Varies by School (typically a 10- to 11-week break beginning between May and June and ending between August and September)
– Labor Day: 1st Monday in September (Sept 2, 2024)
– Columbus Day: 2nd Monday in October (Oct 14, 2024)
– Veterans Day: Nov 11, 2024
– Thanksgiving: 4th Thursday in November (Nov 28, 2024)
– Winter Break: Varies by School (typically a 1- to 2-week break during the final weeks of December and the first weeks of January, beginning the week before Christmas and ending shortly after New Year’s Day)