Public Holidays in New York

If you’re planning to travel to New York during one of its public holidays, it is possible that certain of its top attractions are closed. Instead, you will enjoy a very special and unique atmosphere in the city.

Federal and State Holidays:

  • New Year: 1 January.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Third Monday of January. In honour of Martin Luther King Jr who fought to defend racial equality.
  • President’s Day: Third Monday of February. Celebrated in honour of George Washington and all of United States’ Presidents.
  • Memorial Day: Last Monday of May. To remember the soldiers who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
  • Independence Day: 4 July. On the 4 July, 1776, 13 colonies became independent from British domination and formed the first States of the country.
  • Labor day: First Monday of September
  • Columbus Day: Second Monday of October. Remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on 12 October, 1492.
  • Veterans Day: 11 November. The anniversary of the signing of the armistice.
  • Thanksgiving Day: Last Thursday of November.
  • Christmas: 25 December.