U.S. Federal Holidays

The federal government of the United States officially recognizes 11 different holidays. How many can you name?
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Last updated: May 3, 2022
First submittedApril 1, 2010
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Holiday
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
Washington's Birthday
Memorial Day
Juneteenth
Independence Day
Holiday
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas
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Level 88
May 3, 2022
Couldn't spell Columbus correctly for a while. Finally remember Veterans day (even after Juneteenth).
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Level 85
May 4, 2022
Arguably, as of Oct. 8, 2021, it's Indigenous Peoples' Day. (What it is called probably depends a lot upon where you live.)
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Level 74
May 4, 2022
Most people out west don’t even know what day it is lol
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Level 81
May 12, 2022
But the quiz is about the Federal Government holidays, and they call it Columbus Day.
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Level 62
Jun 26, 2022
emphasis on arguably
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Level 55
Jul 5, 2022
Arguably there should have never been a Columbus Day to begin with. The man never even stepped foot in what today is the United States.
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Level 81
May 4, 2022
I have a similar quiz as one of my "Spot the Imposter" series of quizzes: Spot the Imposter - U.S. Federal Holidays
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Level 78
May 5, 2022
You may want to check the answers on your quiz. Presidents' Day is the same as Washington's Birthday.
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Level 74
May 4, 2022
It’s easy to forget Columbus Day when you live in the western US since it’s rarely even mentioned.
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Level 90
May 24, 2022
Not sure what part of the Western US you live in, but I've lived in Washington, Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Idaho, and have never come across the idea that Columbus day is unknown. If you don't hear it mentioned, perhaps the problem is with your auditory senses.
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Level 71
Jun 21, 2022
Nobody cares about Columbus Day in any part of this country from my experience. And that doesn't upset me at all.
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Level 23
May 4, 2022
Should accept June 19th for Juneteenth
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Level 83
Jun 19, 2022
Should. "Juneteenth" has to be one of the dumbest names for a holiday ever.
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Level 85
May 4, 2022
Couldn't figure out why "July 4" didn't work. Figured it out.
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Level 81
May 12, 2022
In the DC area, there is a twelfth - Inauguration Day
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2022
Huh. As a Canadian I am floored that Easter (Good Friday, Easter Sunday, etc.) doesn't figure in there anywhere. Is that... not a holiday in the US? Or is it just one that is typically assigned by the individual states?
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Level 81
Jun 19, 2022
Simply not a holiday. There may be some states that recognize it, but none that I have lived in.
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Level 58
Jun 20, 2022
A holiday: yes, A federal holiday: no
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Level 78
Jun 20, 2022
It's officially a secular country, so if anything it's a bit weird that Christmas is included. And there's no need to make Easter an official holiday, since it's always on a Sunday when the majority of people aren't working anyway.
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Level 49
Jun 21, 2022
America a secular country? That's laughable
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Level 60
Jul 8, 2022
If most people celebrate Christmas then it doesn't seem weird at all that it's a holiday.
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Level 58
Jun 19, 2022
So you’ll accept “July 4th” for independence day, but not “January 1st” or even “New Year” for New Year’s day?
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Level 56
Jun 19, 2022
Can you accept ‘Colombus’?
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Level 87
Jun 19, 2022
Nah that just looks too weird.
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Level 52
Jun 21, 2022
No, because that's not how his name was spelled.. lol
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Level 43
Jun 19, 2022
Today is Juneteenth and I still forgot about it smh
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2022
Welp, now you're canceled.
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Level 58
Jun 19, 2022
Of course, the quiz is about the holidays recognized by the federal government and the official answer should be based on the name used by such, but I still feel that Indigenous People's Day should be accepted as a type-in since that's what that holiday is known as in many parts of the U.S. Of course, most people who try IPD will think to try Columbus as well, so I suppose that it's largely a moot point, but I still fell it would make sense as a type-in.
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Level 56
Jun 20, 2022
As a British person it shows the divide of the Atlantic. I have no idea about most of these (except Christmas and New Year). I also knew you had something called Thanksgiving that was something to do with Turkeys.
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Level 78
Jun 20, 2022
I find it a bit sad that a lot of the UK official holidays are just nameless bank holidays. Why not take the opportunity to celebrate something, even if only symbolically?
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Level 67
Jun 20, 2022
Thanksgiving is the best one!
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Level 47
Jun 20, 2022
Not a federal worker and I do not get: MLK, Washington's/presidents day, columbus day, Juneteenth or Veterans day off. That's 5 of 11 days (almost 50%) which we'all in the private sector do not get.