Party Calendar

50 Reasons and More to Celebrate

If you love parties you won't need much prompting to start planning, but just in case you can't think of any good excuses for a party, here are more than 50 holidays you can use for theme inspiration!

January Holidays & Observances

New Year's Day - January 1st
Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. - third Monday in January
Inauguration Day - January 20th every four years

February Holidays & Observances

Groundhog Day - February 2
Lincoln's Birthday - February 12
Valentine's Day - February 14
Washington's Birthday OR Presidents Day - third Monday in February
Mardi Gras - day before Ash Wednesday (sometimes falls in March)
Kuwait National Day - February 25 - Submitted by Sara from Kuwait
Leap Year - February 29 every 4th year - Submitted by Joy from the USA

March Holidays & Observances

Daylight Savings Time Begins - (beginning in 2007) second Sunday in March
St. Patrick's Day - March 17
International Day of Happiness - March 2 - Submitted by Karen from the USA
Easter - 1st Sunday after 1st full moon of spring (sometimes falls in April)

April Holidays & Observances

April Fools' Day - April 1
Easter - 1st Sunday after 1st full moon of spring (sometimes falls in March)
Earth Day - April 22
Administrative Assistants' OR Secretaries' Day - Wed. before last Sat. in Apr.
Red Hat Society Day - April 25 - Submitted by Carmela from the USA
International Dance Day - April 29 - Submitted by Eden from the UK

May Holidays & Observances

Cinco de Mayo - May 5
Mothers' Day - second Sunday in May
Armed Forces Day - third Saturday in May
Memorial Day - last Monday in May since 1971

June Holidays & Observances

Flag Day - June 14th
Fathers' Day - third Sunday in June
Juneteenth (Liberation of Slaves) - June 19

July Holidays & Observances

Canada Day - July 1 - Submitted by Rosette from Canada
USA Independence Day - July 4
National Ice Cream Day - third Sunday in July - Submitted by Iyanna from the USA
Parents' Day - fourth Sunday in July

August Holidays & Observances

Air Force Day - August 1
Coast Guard Day - August 4
Friendship Day - 1st Sunday in August

September Holidays & Observances

Labor Day - first Monday in September
Grandparents' Day - Sunday after Labor Day
Oktoberfest - begins mid September and runs till first week of October.
Mexican Independence Day - September 16
Constitution Day OR Citizenship Day - September 17
International Talk Like a Pirate Day - September 16 - Submitted by J from the USA
National Womens Friendship Day - third Sunday in September
Checkers Day / Dog in Politics Day - September 23

October Holidays & Observances

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October - Submitted by Mary from USA
Columbus Day - second Monday in October (federal holiday since 1971)
National Children's Day - 2nd Sunday in October
Navy Day - October 13th
Sweetest Day - Third Saturday in October
Mother-In-Law's Day - Fourth Sunday in October
Halloween - October 31

November Holidays & Observances

Election Day - Tuesday on or after November 2
Daylight Savings Time Ends - (beginning in 2007) first Sunday in November
Marine Corps Day - November 10th
Veterans Day - November 11th
Remembrance Day - November 11th - Submitted by Colleen from Saint Lucia
Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday in November

December Holidays & Observances

Hanukkah - different dates
Christmas Eve - December 24th
Christmas Day - December 25th
Boxing Day - December 26 - Submitted by Morgan from Australia
Kwanzaa - December 26 - January 1
New Year's Eve - December 31

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