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United States (Puerto Rico) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Internet domain: .us - Telephone code: +1 - International dialing code: 011
    Measurements follow the imperial system
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday may 3, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday may 13, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday may 24, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday may 27, 2024Memorial DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday june 19, 2024Juneteenth National Freedom DayBanks only
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    Monday june 24, 2024St John Baptist Day (San Juan only)Catholic
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    Thursday july 4, 2024Independence DaySecular holiday
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    Monday july 15, 2024Luis Muñoz Rivera's birthdayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday july 25, 2024Constitution DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday july 25, 2024Constitution DayBanks only
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    Saturday july 27, 2024José Celso Barbosa' birthdayBanks only
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    Friday august 9, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday august 12, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday september 2, 2024Labor DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Columbus DayBanks only
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    Monday october 14, 2024Columbus DayBanks only
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    Tuesday november 5, 2024Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday november 5, 2024Presidential electionSpecial Events
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    Monday november 11, 2024Veteran's DayBanks only
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    Tuesday november 19, 2024Discovery of Puerto RicoSecular holiday
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    Tuesday november 26, 2024Thanksgiving (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday november 28, 2024ThanksgivingSecular holiday
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    Friday november 29, 2024Black FridaySpecial Events
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 3, 2024
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    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
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    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday may 13, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 24, 2024
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    Memorial Day

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    Monday may 27, 2024
    Secular holiday : Observed on the last Monday in May in most of the United States, in honour of the nation’s armed services personnel killed in wartime and the deceased in general. Created after the Civil War, it is traditionally marked by parades, memorial speeches

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : paid holiday

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Juneteenth National Freedom Day

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    Wednesday june 19, 2024
    Banks only : To remember and honor the freeing, in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, of the last slaves in the United States from 2019 on

    St John Baptist Day (San Juan only)

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    Monday june 24, 2024
    Catholic : Christian observance to remember the beheading of John who protested against the morality of king Herod. San Juan only

    Independence Day

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    Thursday july 4, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

    Luis Muñoz Rivera's birthday

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    Monday july 15, 2024
    Culture : Patriot and journalist (1859-1916)

    Constitution Day

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    Thursday july 25, 2024
    Culture : Commemorates the anniversary of the day in 1952 when Puerto Rico became a commonwealth with the proclamation of their constitution. The United States had acquired the island after the Spanish-American war, and did not allow self-government until the 1950's, when their constitution was written. Also known as Commonwealth Day, or Occupation Day in commemoration of the US troops landing on the island on this day in 1898 (shagtown.com)

    Constitution Day

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    Thursday july 25, 2024
    Banks only : In 1950, the U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing Puerto Rico to draft a constitution. This is often a step toward statehood. In this case, Congress didn’t mention statehood. For two years, Puerto Rico worked on the constitution. Congress required some changes and the constitution was ratified by the voters of Puerto Rico. President Truman sent the document to the U.S. Congress for approval in April. More changes were required, made, and ratified. In July of 1952, Puerto Rico had a constitution of her own. observed from 2022

    José Celso Barbosa' birthday

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    Saturday july 27, 2024
    Banks only : July 27, 1857 – September 21, 1921) was a medical Physician, sociologist, and political leader of Puerto Rico. Known within Puerto Rico's New Progressive Party as The father of the Statehood for Puerto Rico movement ,[1] Barbosa was also the first Puerto Rican earn a medical degree in the United States. [Wikipedia]

    Regional holiday

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    Friday august 9, 2024
    Secular holiday : Ponce de León Day in Ponce de León only

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday august 12, 2024
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    Labor Day

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    Monday september 2, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrated on the first Monday in September with parades. For most Americans, it marks the end of summer holidays, and for many students the beginning of the classes.

    Columbus Day

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    Saturday october 12, 2024
    Banks only : Commemorates the day explorer Christopher Columbus first landed in the West Indies on October 12, 1492. It is celebrated on October 12 in many American countries, but the United States and Colombia celebrate it on the 2nd Monday of October. banks & civil servants only

    Columbus Day

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    Monday october 14, 2024
    Banks only : Commemorates the day explorer Christopher Columbus first landed in the West Indies on October 12, 1492. It is celebrated on October 12 in many American countries, but the United States and Colombia celebrate it on the 2nd Monday of October. banks & civil servants only

    Public holiday

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    Tuesday november 5, 2024
    Secular holiday : Election day

    Presidential election

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    Tuesday november 5, 2024
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    Veteran's Day

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    Monday november 11, 2024
    Banks only : Formerly Armistice Day, is a holiday observed in honour of all those, living and dead, who served with U.S. armed forces in wartime. Armistice Day, the forerunner of Veterans Day, was proclaimed to commemorate the termination of World War I Some banks, post office and governement close, but businesses, more and more, remain open, as well as universities.

    Discovery of Puerto Rico

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    Tuesday november 19, 2024
    Secular holiday : Dicovered by Christopher Columbus during his second trip to the West in 1493

    Thanksgiving (beginning)

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    Tuesday november 26, 2024
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    Thanksgiving

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    Thursday november 28, 2024
    Secular holiday : Many Americans take the following day off and enjoy a four-day holiday. The first formal celebration was held by an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who attempted to establish a settlement on Baffin Island, after failing to discover a northern passage to the Orient in 1576. The Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock held their Thanksgiving in 1621 as a three-day thank you celebration to the leaders of the Wampanoag Indian tribe and their families for teaching them the survival skills they needed to make it in the New World. The turkey tradition was introduced by Benjamin Franklin who made it a national symbol: quick runner, wary, sharp eyesight... The one-time holiday was declared by George Washington, whereas Abraham Lincoln elected the 4th Thursday in November.

    Black Friday

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    Friday november 29, 2024
    Special Events : Day of sales and bargains