Holidays bring joy to everyone, regardless of age. Apart from the usual holidays celebrated in every country, special occasions are also recognized as holidays. The USA is no exception to this.
Whether you are a student, parent, or teacher, knowing these dates for planning vacations, scheduling events, and staying organized throughout the year is essential.
Moonpreneur provides you with a comprehensive list of USA school holidays for 2023, including important details and dates to keep in mind.
From long weekends to two-week breaks, these holidays offer opportunities to recharge and spend time with loved ones. So, let’s dive in and explore the school holidays calendar for 2023!
New Year’s Day
(January 1, 2023)
The New Year’s Day is celebrated worldwide. In the United States, it is a federal holiday, which is observed in all states.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 16, 2023 (Monday)
On the heels of New Year’s Day comes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed on the third Monday of January, which honors the life and legacy of Dr. King, a prominent leader in the American Civil Rights Movement.
February 20, 2023 (Monday)
Presidents’ Day, also known as Washington’s Birthday, is observed on the third Monday of February. A federal holiday, the day honors the first President of the United States, George Washington.
Spring Break/Easter Break
Spring break, sometimes referred to as Easter break or spring vacation, or mid-term break, is a typically week-long vacation for students in March or April, depending on the school district. However, the length and timing of this break can vary, so it’s important to check with your local school district for specific dates.
May 29, 2023 (Monday)
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May and honors the men and women who died while serving in the US military.
Summer break is a long break for students and usually starts in late May or early June and ends in late August or early September, depending on the school district. This break can vary in length, with some districts offering as many as three months off.
|Broward County||Monday 20 March 2023 – Friday 24 March 2023|
|City of Chicago||Monday 10 April 2023 – Friday 14 April 2023|
|Clark County||Monday 10 April 2023 – Friday 14 April 2023|
|Hillsborough County||Monday 13 March 2023 – Friday 17 March 2023|
|Houston Independent||Monday 13 March 2023 – Friday 17 March 2023|
|Los Angeles Unified||Monday 10 April 2023 – Friday 14 April 2023|
|Miami-Dade County||Monday 20 March 2023 – Friday 24 March 2023|
|New York City||Friday 14 April 2023 – Friday 21 April 2023|
|Orange County||Monday 13 March 2023 – Friday 17 March 2023|
|Palm Beach County||Monday 13 March 2023 – Friday 17 March 2023|
September 4, 2023 (Monday)
Labor Day is observed on the first Monday in September and honors the contributions and achievements of American workers.
October 9, 2023 (Monday)
In the United States, Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Also known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in some regions, this holiday commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492.
November 11, 2023
If Veterans Day falls on a weekend, you do not have to worry as it is observed on the preceding Friday or the following Monday. This national holiday, observed on November 11th, honors all who have served in the United States Armed Forces, including those who lost their lives during the country’s wars.
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 22-24, 2023 (Wednesday-Friday)
A much-awaited holiday, as the name suggests, Thanksgiving break is a time to thank the blessings of the past year and celebrate the harvest. The break usually includes a long weekend, with schools closing on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. It is typically scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving, and the length may vary depending on the school district.
December 22, 2023 – January 2, 2024 (dates may vary by the school district)
Christmas break is typically two weeks, with schools closing a few days before Christmas and reopening after the New Year. The specific dates of this break can vary by the school district.
This list provides an overview of holidays in the United States, but it’s best to confirm specific dates and any additional days off or early release days with your local school district.
Keeping track of these dates will help maintain organization and make plans accordingly.
Many businesses and government offices may also be closed, affecting travel and access to services like banks and post offices. So, plan and confirm the operating hours of any establishments you visit.
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