South Washington County Schools

Holidays and Celebrations

Holidays and Celebrations

New Year Celebrations

January 1

Chinese New Year

January or February

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Third Monday in January

Tu B'Shevat (Jewish)

January or February

Groundhog Day

February 2

Valentine's Day

February 14

Presidents' Day

Third Monday in February

Purim (Jewish)

February or March

St. Patrick's Day

March 17

Passover (Jewish)

Late March or April

Easter (Christian)

Late March or April

Wesak (Buddhist)

April or May

Cinco de Mayo

May 5

Shavuot (Jewish)

Late May or early June

Memorial Day

Last Monday in May

Independence Day

July 4

Ramadan (Islam)

June, July, August, or September

Eid-al-Fitr (Islam)

July, August, September, or October

Labor Day

First Monday in September

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

September or October

Sukkot (Jewish)

September or October

Yom Kippur (Jewish)

September or October

Columbus Day

Second Monday in October

Diwali (Hindu)

October or November


October 31

Día de los Muertos (Mexico)

November 1-2


Fourth Thursday in November

Hanukkah (Jewish)

Late November or December

St. Nicholas Day

December 6

St. Lucia Day (Sweden)

December 13

Las Posadas (Mexico)

December 16-24

Christmas (Christian)

December 25

Boxing Day (Great Britain)

December 26

Kwanzaa (African-American)

December 26-January 1