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US Holiday On January 2 2023?

The following is a compilation of American federal holidays, federal observances, state holidays and other common patriotic and national observances and commemorations that apply to the United States during Monday, 2023-01-02:

  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day:

    [pro] "Through multiple wars, thousands of American service members have faced unimaginable cruelty and unspeakable treatment at the hands of foreign captors. Many sacrificed their own well-being to protect their fellow prisoners, the war effort, and our country. The families suffered as well, unsure of their loved ones' fates, just as the captured warriors were unsure of what the next day would bring. Not all of these courageous men and women, who persevered bravely and sometimes alone, are prominently noted in our history books. Yet, their stories are etched in our national conscience, and their courage is enshrined in the tradition of honor and bravery that is the mark of our Armed Forces."
  • Groundhog Day:

    [other] Groundhog Day is a folk method used by farmers, especially the United States and Canada, to predict the end of winter, based on the behavior of the animal when it leaves hibernation on February 2.
  • Ohio Braille Literacy Week:

    [oh-sp] The Ohio Brille Literacy Week is a week long commemoration in honor of Louis Braille, the inventor of the Braille system used, in modified form, for printing, writing, and musical notation for the blind, and who was born on January 4, 1809, and became blind from an accident at the age of three. This observance has been in effect since 1992-10-28.
  • New Year's Day:

    [fed] [ca] [ca-le] [tx] [ny] [fl] [il-le] [pa] [hi] [ut] [az] [al] [ok] [ms-le] [substitute] New Year's Day is January 1. The celebration of this federal holiday begins the night before, when Americans gather to wish each other a happy and prosperous coming year. Many Americans make New Year's resolutions.
  • Rose Parade - 134 Edition:

    [other] [substitute] The Rose Parade is an American New Year celebration that takes place on January 1st each year, unless it falls on a Sunday where it is passed to January 2nd. This parade is held in Pasadena, California, since 1890. It is the most popular parade in the United States in which around 40 motorized floats, 20 musical bands and 15 groups of horse riders participate. The president of the organising association chooses a theme each year for the parade, which inspires the people to decorate their floats. The event is broadcast on local, national and international television, thus generating an audience of hundreds of thousands. At the end of the parade, a college football game, called the Rose Bowl, is played.


[pro] This is a special day designated by presidential proclamation.

[other] This is a religious, traditional, or informal observance celebrated in the United States.

[oh-sp] This is a special day, week or month by Statutory Designation in the State of Ohio.

[fed] This is a federal holiday. Most Federal employees work schedule is Monday through Friday. For these Federal employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday, that is to say, Saturday or Sunday, then, the holiday usually is observed on Monday (in case the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (in case the holiday falls on Saturday).

[ca] This is a State Holiday in the State of California.

[ca-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of California.

[tx] This is a State Holiday in the State of Texas.State offices are scheduled to be open on partial staffing holidays and optional holidays. Please call ahead to confirm hours. Offices will not be closed on another day when designated holidays fall on a Saturday or Sunday. An employee is entitled to observe optional holidays in lieu of any partial staffing holiday on which state offices are required to be open to conduct public business.

[ny] This is a State Holiday in the State of New York.

[fl] This is a State holiday in the State of Florida. If the actual holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as a holiday. When a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a holiday.

[il-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Illinois, upon which day a bank may, but is not required to, remain closed.

[pa] This is a State Holiday in the State of Pennsylvania.

[hi] This is a State Holiday in the State of Hawaii.

[ut] This is a State Holiday in the State of Utah. According to Title 63G, Section 301, Legal holidays: if any of the holidays fall on Sunday, then the following Monday shall be the holiday. Moreover, if any of the holidays fall on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the holiday.

[az] This is a State Holiday in the State of Arizona.

[al] This is an official holiday in the State of Alabama. In Alabama, Saturday holidays are observed on Fridays and Sunday holidays are observed on Mondays.

[ok] This is a State Holiday in the State of Oklahoma.

[ms-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Mississippi. Pursuant to Mississippi code ANN. 3-3-7, in the event any holiday declared legal shall fall on Sunday, the next following day shall be a legal holiday.

[substitute] This is a substitute day. Rose Parade - 134 Edition moved from 2023-01-01.

Content last updated on 2016-08-23T15:26:00Z