List of Bank Holidays in the USA 2021 & 2022
HolidayDay ObservedDate and Description
New Year’s DayJanuary 1stThursday, January 1st – The advent of the New Year is a holiday in New York City like many other cities in the world. The city brings in the New Year with a raucous celebration at Times Square located in the heart of the city.
Martin Luther King’s Birthday3rd Monday in JanuaryMonday, January, 19th  – Commemoration of the great civil rights leader’s birthday. Rev. Martin Luther King jr, who was assassinated in 1968.
President’s Day3rd Monday in FebruaryMonday, February 16th – This holiday commemorates two great US presidents George Washington, who was born on February 22nd, and Abraham Lincoln who was born on February 12th.
Memorial DayLast Monday in MayMonday, May 25th  – This holiday commemorates the many men and women who have died defending the US while being employed by the US military. Memorial Day traditionally marks the beginning of summer in New York City and the rest of the US.
Independence DayJuly 4thFriday, July 3rd – The Fourth of July is a federal holiday that commemorates the declaration of US independence. This declaration of Independence was first made on July 4th, 1776 when the United States declared its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. This holiday is traditionally associated with parades and fireworks.
Labor Day1st Monday in SeptemberMonday, September 7th – This holiday originated in 1882 when the Central Labor Union of New York sought to give a holiday to its workers. Labor Day officially marks the end of summer in New York City and other parts of the US.
Columbus Day2nd Monday in OctoberMonday, October 12th – Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1942.
Veteran’s DayNovember 11Wednesday, November 11th – Veteran’s Day is a holiday that commemorates military veterans in all the states of the US.
Thanksgiving Day4th Thursday in NovemberThursday, November 26th – Thanksgiving Day is a family holiday in the US that has its origins as a harvest festival. This festival was first celebrated by English settlers at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.
Christmas Day25th DecemberFriday, December 25th Christmas is celebrated in the US by Christians but businesses also tend to remain shut on this holiday which like elsewhere in the world is characterized by gift-giving, partying, and eating of good food.
2022 Holidays
New Years DayJanuary 1stFriday, January 1st
Martin Luther Kings BirthdayThird Monday in JanuaryMonday, January 18th
President’s DayThird Monday in FebruaryMonday, February 15th
Memorial DayLast Monday in MayMonday, May 31st
Independence DayJuly 4Monday, July 5th,
Labor Day1st Monday in SeptemberMonday, September, 6th
Columbus Day2nd Monday in OctoberMonday, October, 11th
Veteran’s DayNovember 11Thursday, November 11ths
Thanksgiving DayFourth Thursday in NovemberThursday, November 25th
Christmas DayDecember 25Friday, December 24th
New Years DayJanuary 1stFriday, December 31st,
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