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Holidays and Observances

This guide provides information about diverse cultural celebrations and religious holidays. It includes calendars and brief descriptions of the events. This resource can assist in event planning and classroom activities.

Interfaith USA Holidays

Day Event
May 2 National Day of Prayer

Pan African Holidays and Observances

Day Event
Dec. 26 Kwanzaa (begins)
Jan. 1 Kwanzaa (ends)

USA National Holidays

These holidays are celebrated widely in the United States with government office closings and sometimes business closings.

Day Event
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb. 18 President's Day
May 27 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
Sept. 2 Labor Day
Sept. 11 Patriot Day
Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Nov. 28 Thanksgiving

National Observances- Greece

Polytechneio-  Commemoration of the 1973 student demonstrations. Classes do not meet.

National Observances Ghana

Founder's Day- A public holiday marking the birthday of Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.  

Independence Day- Public holiday celebrating the founding of modern Ghana.