Region Guide October 5, 2018

School Holidays in the USA in 2019

Are you or one of your family members attending one of The Best International Schools in the USA? Learn more about the School Holidays in the USA in 2019!

Main School Holidays in the USA:

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.

  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Usually celebrated during the 4th Thursday of November, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is usually a holiday too.
  • Christmas Break: Christmas Eve and December 23rd are holidays in most schools, usually, this break lasts until January 1st New Year’s Day).
  • Fall Break: Usually a week or two in September or October, Fall break is not taken in all parts of the country.
  • Winter Break: Winter break is usually a week in February or March which includes President’s Day.
  • Spring Break: Spring break falls a week in March or April which includes Easter holidays.
  • Summer Break: Summer break is a 10–11 weeks holidays, usually from May to August or from June to Mid-August. Summer break dates vary depending on the region and state.
  • Other holidays: Religious holidays such as Good Friday, Jewish holidays, and Islamic holidays are also observed in some schools. Independence Day: The USA Independence Day is celebrated on the 4th of July to commemorate the Independence of the USA from England (July 4, 1776). Labor Day: Labor Day is celebrated on September 3rd and it commemorates the achievements of the American Labour Movement.

Would you like to know more about bank holidays in the USA? Have a look of our calendar below

Holidays in the USA in 2019

Date Holiday
01 Jan New Year’s Day
21 Jan Martin Luther King Jr. Day
18 Feb Presidents’ Day
16 Apr Emancipation Day
12 May Mother’s Day
27 May Memorial Day
16 Jun Father’s Day
04 Jul Independence Day
02 Sep Labor Day
14 Oct Columbus Day
11 Nov Veterans Day
28 Nov Thanksgiving
29 Nov Day after Thanksgiving
25 Dec Christmas Day