Jul 30, 2014

2013 Holidays: When Is Valentine's Day, Easter, Etc?

Plan out your vacation days for 2013, and get ready so the major holidays don't sneak up on you.

Do you need to request your 2013 vacation days from your employer? Or maybe you just want to know when the kids have days off from school?

Here's a quick guide to when holidays fall in 2013:

Martin Luther King Day — Monday is the date your child will get a holiday in local school districts. 

Super Bowl — Sunday, Feb. 3, so plan your party now.

Chinese New Year — Sunday, Feb. 10, according to  about.com.

Mardi Gras — Tuesday, Feb. 12, according to mardigras.com, which says  parades will start in New Orleans Jan. 19, but be suspended Jan. 28 to Feb. 5 due to the Super Bowl, which takes place, as noted, Feb. 3. 

Valentines Day — is Thursday, Feb. 14. Should you celebrate on Thursday, or make a weekend of it? You decide. 

Presidents' Day — Monday, Feb. 18, according to  usafederalholidays.com.

Easter Sunday — March 31 for Western (Gregorian calendar) churches, and May 5 for Eastern (Julian calendar) churches, according to almanac.com, which has information on  how the date is determined.

Ramadan — begins Tuesday, July 9, according to  timeanddate.com. 

Memorial Day — Monday, May 27, according to  usafederalholidays.com.

July Fourth — falls on a Thursday, according to usafederalholidays.com, so you might want to ask for Friday off.  

Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 2, according to usafederalholidays.com.

Columbus Day — falls late this year, on  Monday, Oct. 14.

Veterans Day — actually falls on its true date of Nov. 11 this year,  as it's a Monday

Thanksgiving — falls late this year,  on Nov. 28. 

Christmas Day — f alls on a Wednesday. Think any work at all will get done that week?

New Years Eve - - falls on a Tuesday. Naturally, New Years Day 2014 falls on a Wednesday, with some workplaces likely to start up again Thursday and Friday.

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