List of Bank Holidays in the USA 2009 & 2010
Holiday Day Observed Date and Desciption
New Year’s Day January 1st Thursday, January 1st, 2009 – 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 Birthday 3rd Monday in January Monday, January, 19th 2009 – Commemoration of the great civil rights leader’s birthday. Rev. Martin Luther King jr, who was assasinated in 1968.
President’s Day 3rd Monday in February Monday, Februarty 16th, 2009 – 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 Day Last Monday in May Monday, May 25th 2009 – 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.
Independance Day July 4th Friday, July 3rd 2009 – The Fourth of July is a federal holiday that commemorates the declaration of US independance. This declaration of Independance was first made on July 4th 1776 when the United States declared its independance from the Kingdom of Great Britain. This holiday is traditionally associated with parades and fireworks.
Labor Day 1st Monday in Septembe Monday, September 7th, 2009 – 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 Day 2nd Monday in October Monday, October 12th, 2009 – Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12,1942.
Veteran’s Day November 11 Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 – Veteran’s Day is a holiday that commerates military veterans in all the states of the US.
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in November Thursday, November 26th, 2009 – Thanksgiving Day is a family holiday in the US that has its origins as a harvest festival. This festival was first celebrated English settlers at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.
Christmas Day 25th December Friday December 25th, 2009. 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.
2010 Holidays
New Years Day January 1st Friday, January 1st 2010
Martin Luther Kings Birthday Third Monday in January Monday, January 18th 2010
President’s Day Third Monday in February Monday, February 15th 2010
Memorial Day Last Monday in May Monday, May 31st 2010
Independence Day July 4 Monday July 5th, 2010
Labor Day 1st Monday in September Monday September, 6th 2010
Columbus Day 2nd Monday in October Monday, October, 11th 2010
Veteran’s Day November 11 Thursday, November 11ths 2010
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November Thursday, November 25th 2010
Christmas Day December 25 Friday, December 24th 2010
New Years Day January 1st Friday, December 31st, 2010
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