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Public Holidays in Florida

On the following national holidays, banks, government agencies, post offices and businesses close and public transport runs limited services. Thanksgiving Day is a particularly important day in the American calendar when families come together in the home to share a special Thanksgiving meal. Businesses tend to wind down a couple of days before Thanksgiving to allow staff time to travel to family get-togethers. Trains, planes and buses are booked to capacity and roads are congested.

  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • Third Monday in January - Martin Luther King Day
  • 12th February - President's Day
  • 15th February - Susan B Anthony's Birthday
  • Third Monday in February - Robert E Lee's Birthday
  • Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras - in some counties only, mainly in the Panhandle
  • Good Friday
  • 26th April - Confederate Memorial Day
  • Last Monday in May - Memorial Day
  • 3rd June - Jefferson Davis' Birthday
  • 4th July - Independence Day
  • First Monday in September - Labor Day
  • Second Monday in October - Columbus Day
  • 11th November - Veteran's Day
  • Last Thursday in November - Thanksgiving Day
  • 25th December - Christmas Day

    In addition to the above dates, some cities and states have their own special holidays/day festivals in commemoration of regional achievements and individuals.


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