List of Federal & National Holidays in the United States (US)

Eliot dining hall of Harvard university in the US in holiday mood around the Christmas break

As an international or Indian student studying in the US, it is important to keep a tab on the various holidays in USA. This will help you plan your breaks accordingly which you can utilize to study or go for a short vacation. The semesters in colleges & universities across the US are also structured according to these breaks & federal holidays in USA:

SemesterStart & endsNational & federal holidays in US and Long Breaks you'll get in colleges/ universities across the US

Beginning of September (day after Labour Day) - Mid December (till winter break begins)

Labor Day — 1st Monday in September

Columbus Day — 2nd Monday in October

Veteran's Day — 11 November

Thanksgiving Day — 4th Thursday & Friday in November

Winter/ Christmas/ holiday break — 23/ 24 December - 2 January

SpringJanuary - early May

Martin Luther King Day — 3rd Monday in January

Presidents' Day — 3rd Monday in February

Spring break — Last week of March

SummerMid-May - early August

Memorial Day — Last Monday in May

Independence Day — 4th of July

This holiday list might vary for various colleges, so you must check the website of the college/ university for the exact schedule.

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