Holiday Calendar

Amy Hoover
2014 Calendar with February 14th circled

Knowing the upcoming major holidays can help you plan long term for parties and vacations. Use the following chart that lists the holidays through 2016 to make sure that your future parties and plans are on track.

Major Holidays From 2014 to 2016

United Kingdom (U.K.) bank and local holidays, along with observances, were compiled using information from Time and Date and Gov.uk, Canadian holidays listed are those based on Time and Date, along with the Labour Code's holidays and Canadian Heritage's Important Days, and the United States (U.S..) information was compiled from Time and Date, the list of holidays available at USA.gov and The Street.

Holiday 2014 2015 2016 U.S. Holiday U.K. Holiday Canadian Holiday
New Year's Day Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 X X X
Sir. John A. MacDonald Day Jan. 11 Jan. 11 Jan. 11 X
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 20 Jan. 19 Jan. 18 X
Groundhog Day Feb. 2 Feb. 2 Feb. 2 X X
Family Day (British Columbia) Feb. 10 Feb. 9 Feb. 8 X
Valentine's Day Feb. 14 Feb. 14 Feb. 14 X X X
National Flag Day of Canada Feb. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 15 X
Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day Feb. 17 Feb. 16 Feb. 15 X
Family Day (AB, ON, SK) Feb. 17 Feb. 16 Feb. 15 X
Commonwealth Day Mar. 10 Mar. 9 Mar. 14 X
St. Patrick's Day Mar. 17 Mar. 17 Mar. 17 X X X
Mothering Sunday Mar. 30 Mar. 15 Mar. 6 X
Good Friday Apr. 18 Apr. 3 Mar. 25 X X X
Easter Apr. 20 Apr. 5 Mar. 27 X X X
Easter Monday Apr. 21 Apr. 6 Mar. 28 X
Shakespeare Day Apr. 23 Apr. 23 Apr. 23 X
Early May Bank Holiday May 5 May 4 May 2 X
Mother's Day May 11 May 10 May 8 X X
Victoria Day May 19 May 18 May 23 X
Memorial Day May 26 May 25 May 20 X
Spring Break Holiday May 26 May 25 May 30 X
Father's Day June 15 June 21 June 19

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National Aboriginal Day June 21 June 21 June 21 X
Canada Day July 1 July 1 July 1 X
Independence Day July 4 July 4 July 4 X
Civic Holiday Aug. 4 Aug. 3 Aug. 1 X
Labor Day Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 5 X X
Patriot Day Sept. 11 Sept. 11 Sept. 11 X
Columbus Day Oct. 13 Oct. 12 Oct. 10 X
Thanksgiving Day (Canada) Oct. 13 Oct. 12 Oct. 10 X
Halloween Oct. 31 Oct. 31 Oct. 31 X X X
All Saints' Day Nov. 1 Nov. 1 Nov. 1 X
Guy Fawkes Day Nov. 5 Nov. 5 Nov. 5 X
Remembrance Sunday (U.K.) Nov. 9 Nov. 8 Nov. 13 X
Veteran's Day Nov. 11 Nov. 11 Nov. 11 X
Remembrance Day (Canada) Nov. 11 Nov. 11 Nov. 11 X
Thanksgiving Day (U.S.) Nov. 27 Nov. 26 Nov. 24 X
Christmas Eve Dec. 24 Dec. 24 Dec. 24 X X X
Christmas Day Dec. 25 Dec. 25 Dec. 25 X X X
Boxing Day Dec. 26 Dec. 26 Dec. 26 X X
New Year's Eve Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 X X X

U.S. Holiday Designations

Certain holidays in the United States are designated as federal holidays, where government offices are closed, along with many other businesses. These holidays are:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Washington's Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans' Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas

The New York Stock Exchange also observes several holidays by closing their offices for either a half or whole day. These holidays include:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Washington's Birthday
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (whole day) and the day before (half day)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day (whole day) and the Friday after (half day)
  • Christmas Eve (half day)
  • Christmas Day

Happy Holiday Planning

By using the calendar above, you can plan your holiday parties and get-togethers without fearing you have the wrong date. Get your important dates in order and you're sure to stay organized throughout the year.

Holiday Calendar