When people think of vacations, they generally think of family getaways, enjoyable travels with friends, and family visits. Everyone, from youngsters to adults, looks forward to the holidays and has their ideas.
The long holidays in the United States are known as Spring Break, Summer Break, Thanksgiving Break, and Winter Break, and the dates for these vacations vary per school district across the country.
Moonpreneur has compiled a list of holidays that will occur in 2024 to give you plenty of time to plan your trips and make the most of your resources.
So, go over the list and plan your vacations.
We’ll start with Spring Break 2024, which most school districts have declared. They still need to disclose the details of the remaining three breaks.
|Broward County||25th to 29th March|
|City of Chicago||25th to 29th March|
|Clark County||11th to 15th March|
|Hillsborough County||11th to 15th March|
|Houston Independent||11th to 15th March|
|Los Angeles Unified||25th to 29th March|
|Miami-Dade County||25th to 29th March|
|New York City||22nd to 30th April|
|Orange County||18th to 22nd March|
|Palm Beach County||18th to 22nd March|
Next, we have a list of the National Holidays
New Year’s Day
(January 1, 2024)
New Year’s Day is a worldwide event. All states in the United States observed it, which is also known as a federal holiday. This year, it falls on a Monday.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15, 2024 (Monday)
Following the New Year’s celebrations, people go on to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This Day is held every year on the third Monday of January to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, a prominent leader in the American Civil Rights Movement.
February 19, 2024 (Monday)
Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday commemorated on the third Monday of February each year. 1879 the first event was held in the Washington, D.C., district to commemorate President George Washington. However, since 1885, this has been observed throughout the country.
Spring Break/Easter Break
March 29-April 1, 2024
Perfect time for nature lovers to make travel plans. Also known as Easter break, spring vacation, or mid-term, it usually falls between March and April. Each school district determines its dates.
May 27, 2024 (Monday)
Initially celebrated as Decoration Day, Memorial Day honors those who died in the nation’s conflicts. People initially commemorated this during the American Civil War when they flocked to the graves to pay their respects by leaving flowers. It is observed on the last Monday in May.
July 4, 2024 (Thursday)
America was liberated and became a democratic republic on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress adopted the final text of the Declaration of Independence, mostly written by Thomas Jefferson, on this Day. Every year since then, it has been observed as Independence Day.
Everyone looks forward to the long and peaceful summer vacations that begin in late May or early June and go until August or early September. Summer break dates vary per district, much as other extended breaks.
September 2, 2024 (Monday)
This is a unique day since it recognizes and honors the laborers who worked hard to build the nation. Labor Day is a federal holiday observed on the first Monday of September.
October 14, 2024 (Monday)
Christopher Columbus’ landing in the New World on October 12, 1492, is commemorated as Columbus Day. Also known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, it is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
November 11, 2024 (Monday)
Veterans Day is significant because it celebrates soldiers who served in the United States Armed Forces. This year, Veteran’s Day falls on a Monday. If it falls on a weekend, it is observed either the previous Friday or the following Monday.
The observance originated in 1919 on the first anniversary of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I and was known as Armistice Day.
November 28, 2024
It’s that time of year when everyone finishes their projects and prepares to relax with family and friends after slogging throughout the year. People look forward to his extended break, usually set for the week before Thanksgiving and varies based on the school system.
Christmas vacation lasts two weeks. Most schools close a few days before Christmas and resume in January.
Christmas vacations are a special time of the year as people are ready for festivity, fun, and frolic to close the year on a high note and greet the New Year with optimism and happiness.
In the United States, each district has its holiday calendar, and you may find out the dates for the four lengthy breaks as per your district.
But, if you’re the sort that likes to plan ahead of time, this will be useful. Most businesses and government offices may be closed during extended vacations, impacting travel and access to services such as banks and post offices. So, plan ahead of time and avoid last-minute hiccups and hassles.
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