List of 2016 holidays
Because it seems like social media celebrates a holiday pretty much every day ... I thought I would confine them into one list for future reference.
Date Weekday Holiday name Holiday type Where it is observed Jan 1 Friday New Year's Day Federal Holiday Jan 6 Wednesday Epiphany Christian Jan 7 Thursday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox Jan 13 Wednesday Stephen Foster Memorial Day Observance Jan 14 Thursday Orthodox New Year Orthodox Jan 15 Friday Lee Jackson Day State holiday Virginia Jan 18 Monday Martin Luther King Day Federal Holiday Jan 18 Monday Robert E Lee's Birthday State holiday Alabama, Arkansas Jan 18 Monday State Holiday State holiday Mississippi Jan 18 Monday Idaho Human Rights Day State holiday Idaho Jan 18 Monday Civil Rights Day State holiday Arizona, New Hampshire Jan 19 Tuesday Robert E Lee's Birthday State holiday Florida Jan 19 Tuesday State Holiday State holiday Texas Jan 25 Monday Tu Bishvat/Tu B'Shevat Jewish holiday Jan 29 Friday Kansas Day Observance Feb 1 Monday National Freedom Day Observance Feb 2 Tuesday Groundhog Day Observance Feb 4 Thursday Rosa Parks Day Local observance California, Ohio Feb 5 Friday National Wear Red Day Observance Feb 8 Monday Chinese New Year Observance Feb 9 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras State holiday Alabama, Louisiana Feb 9 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Local observance Florida Feb 9 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Observance Feb 10 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Christian Feb 12 Friday Lincoln's Birthday State holiday CT, IL, MO, NY Feb 12 Friday Lincoln's Birthday Local observance Florida Feb 14 Sunday Valentine's Day Observance Feb 14 Sunday Statehood Day in Arizona Local observance Arizona Feb 15 Monday Presidents' Day Federal Holiday Feb 15 Monday Daisy Gatson Bates Day State holiday Arkansas Feb 15 Monday Susan B Anthony's Birthday Local observance CA, FL, NY, WI Feb 28 Sunday Linus Pauling Day Local observance Oregon Mar 1 Tuesday St. David's Day Observance Mar 1 Tuesday Town Meeting-dag Vermont State holiday Mar 2 Wednesday Texas Independence Day State holiday Texas Mar 2 Wednesday Read Across America Day Observance Mar 4 Friday Employee Appreciation Day Observance Mar 7 Monday Casimir Pulaski Day State holiday Illinois Mar 13 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time Mar 17 Thursday St. Patrick's Day Observance Mar 17 Thursday Evacuation Day State holiday Massachusetts Mar 20 Sunday Palm Sunday Christian Mar 20 Sunday March equinox Season Mar 24 Thursday Maundy Thursday Christian Mar 24 Thursday Purim Jewish holiday Mar 25 Friday Good Friday State holiday 13 states Mar 25 Friday Maryland Day Local observance Maryland Mar 25 Friday Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaoles dag observed State holiday Hawaii Mar 26 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian Mar 26 Saturday Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaoles dag State holiday Hawaii Mar 27 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance, Christian Mar 28 Monday Easter Monday Christian Mar 28 Monday Seward's Day State holiday Alaska Mar 31 Thursday César Chávez Day State holiday CA, CO*, TX* Apr 1 Friday Pascua Florida Day observed Local observance Florida Apr 2 Saturday Pascua Florida Day Local observance Florida Apr 6 Wednesday National Tartan Day Observance Apr 12 Tuesday National Library Workers' Day Observance Apr 13 Wednesday Thomas Jefferson's Birthday Observance Apr 15 Friday Father Damien Day Local observance Hawaii Apr 15 Friday Emancipation Day observed State holiday District of Columbia Apr 16 Saturday Emancipation Day State holiday District of Columbia Apr 18 Monday Tax Day Observance Apr 18 Monday Patriot's Day State holiday Maine, Massachusetts Apr 21 Thursday San Jacinto Day State holiday Texas Apr 22 Friday Oklahoma Day Local observance Oklahoma Apr 23 Saturday Passover (first day) Jewish holiday Apr 25 Monday Confederate Memorial Day State holiday Alabama, Florida Apr 25 Monday State Holiday State holiday Georgia Apr 25 Monday State Holiday State holiday Mississippi Apr 26 Tuesday State Holiday Local observance Florida Apr 27 Wednesday Administrative Professionals Day Observance Apr 28 Thursday Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Observance Apr 29 Friday Orthodox Good Friday Orthodox Apr 29 Friday Arbor Day State holiday Nebraska Apr 30 Saturday Last Day of Passover Jewish holiday Apr 30 Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday Orthodox May 1 Sunday Orthodox Easter Orthodox May 1 Sunday Law Day Observance May 1 Sunday Loyalty Day Observance May 2 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday Orthodox May 3 Tuesday Primary Election Day Indiana State holiday Indiana May 4 Wednesday Yom HaShoah Jewish holiday May 4 Wednesday Kent State Shootings Remembrance Local observance Ohio May 4 Wednesday Rhode Island Independence Day Local observance Rhode Island May 5 Thursday Ascension Day Christian May 5 Thursday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim May 5 Thursday Cinco de Mayo Observance May 5 Thursday National Day of Prayer Observance May 6 Friday National Nurses Day Observance May 7 Saturday National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day Observance May 8 Sunday Mother's Day Observance May 8 Sunday Truman Day State holiday Missouri May 9 Monday Truman Day observed State holiday Missouri May 10 Tuesday State Holiday State holiday South Carolina May 10 Tuesday State Holiday Local observance North Carolina May 10 Tuesday Primary Election Day West Virginia State holiday West Virginia May 12 Thursday Yom Ha'atzmaut Jewish holiday May 15 Sunday Pentecost Christian May 15 Sunday Peace Officers Memorial Day Observance May 16 Monday Whit Monday Christian May 20 Friday National Defense Transportation Day Observance May 21 Saturday Armed Forces Day Observance May 22 Sunday Trinity Sunday Christian May 22 Sunday National Maritime Day Observance May 22 Sunday Harvey Milk Day Local observance California May 25 Wednesday Emergency Medical Services for Children Day Observance May 25 Wednesday National Missing Children's Day Observance May 26 Thursday Corpus Christi Christian May 26 Thursday Lag BaOmer Jewish holiday May 30 Monday Memorial Day Federal Holiday May 30 Monday Jefferson Davis Birthday Local observance Mississippi Jun 1 Wednesday Statehood Day Local observance Kentucky, Tennessee Jun 3 Friday Jefferson Davis Birthday Local observance Florida Jun 6 Monday Jefferson Davis Birthday State holiday Alabama Jun 6 Monday D-Day Observance Jun 7 Tuesday Ramadan starts Muslim Jun 10 Friday Kamehameha Day observed State holiday Hawaii Jun 11 Saturday Kamehameha Day State holiday Hawaii Jun 12 Sunday Shavuot Jewish holiday Jun 14 Tuesday U.S. Army Birthday Observance Jun 14 Tuesday Flag Day Observance Jun 17 Friday Bunker Hill Day State holiday Massachusetts Jun 19 Sunday Father's Day Observance Jun 19 Sunday Juneteenth Local observance All except Am. Samoa, AZ, HI, MD, MP, MT, ND, NH, SD, TX, UT, Virg. Is. Jun 19 Sunday Emancipation Day State holiday Texas Jun 20 Monday June Solstice Season Jun 20 Monday West Virginia Day State holiday West Virginia Jun 20 Monday American Eagle Day Observance Jul 2 Saturday Lailat al-Qadr Muslim Jul 4 Monday Independence Day Federal Holiday Jul 7 Thursday Eid al-Fitr Muslim Jul 24 Sunday Pioneer Day State holiday Utah Jul 24 Sunday Parents' Day Observance Jul 25 Monday Pioneer Day observed State holiday Utah Aug 1 Monday Colorado Day Local observance Colorado Aug 4 Thursday U.S. Coast Guard Birthday Observance Aug 7 Sunday Purple Heart Day Observance Aug 8 Monday Victory Day State holiday Rhode Island Aug 14 Sunday Tisha B'Av Jewish holiday Aug 15 Monday Assumption of Mary Christian Aug 16 Tuesday Bennington Battle Day State holiday Vermont Aug 19 Friday Statehood Day in Hawaii State holiday Hawaii Aug 19 Friday National Aviation Day Observance Aug 21 Sunday Senior Citizens Day Observance Aug 26 Friday Women's Equality Day Observance Aug 27 Saturday Lyndon Baines Johnson Day State holiday Texas Sep 5 Monday Labor Day Federal Holiday Sep 9 Friday California Admission Day Local observance California Sep 10 Saturday Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day Observance Sep 11 Sunday Patriot Day Observance Sep 11 Sunday National Grandparents Day Observance Sep 13 Tuesday Eid al-Adha Muslim Sep 16 Friday Constitution Day and Citizenship Day observed Observance Sep 16 Friday National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance Sep 17 Saturday Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Observance Sep 18 Sunday Air Force Birthday Observance Sep 22 Thursday September equinox Season Sep 22 Thursday Emancipation Day Local observance Ohio Sep 23 Friday Native Americans' Day Local observance California Sep 25 Sunday Gold Star Mother's Day Observance Oct 3 Monday Rosh Hashana State holiday Texas Oct 3 Monday Rosh Hashana Jewish holiday Oct 3 Monday Muharram Muslim Oct 3 Monday Child Health Day Observance Oct 4 Tuesday Feast of St Francis of Assisi Christian Oct 9 Sunday Leif Erikson Day Observance Oct 10 Monday Columbus Day Local observance Florida Oct 10 Monday Columbus Day Federal Holiday All except AK, AR, CA, DE, FL, HI, MI, MN, ND, NV, OR, SD, TX, VT, WA, WI, WY Oct 10 Monday Native Americans' Day Local observance South Dakota Oct 10 Monday Indigenous People's Day Local observance CA*, MN*, WA* Oct 12 Wednesday Yom Kippur State holiday Texas Oct 12 Wednesday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday Oct 13 Thursday U.S. Navy Birthday Observance Oct 15 Saturday White Cane Safety Day Observance Oct 17 Monday First Day of Sukkot Jewish holiday Oct 17 Monday Boss's Day Observance Oct 18 Tuesday Alaska Day State holiday Alaska Oct 23 Sunday Last Day of Sukkot Jewish holiday Oct 24 Monday Shmini Atzeret Jewish holiday Oct 25 Tuesday Simchat Torah Jewish holiday Oct 28 Friday Nevada Day State holiday Nevada Oct 29 Saturday Diwali/Deepavali Observance Oct 31 Monday Halloween Observance Nov 1 Tuesday All Saints' Day Christian Nov 2 Wednesday All Souls' Day Christian Nov 6 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time Nov 8 Tuesday Election Day Observance Nov 8 Tuesday Election Day State holiday 14 states Nov 10 Thursday Marine Corps Birthday Observance Nov 10 Thursday Return Day Delaware State holiday Delaware Nov 11 Friday Veterans Day Federal Holiday Nov 24 Thursday Thanksgiving Day Federal Holiday Nov 25 Friday State Holiday State holiday Georgia Nov 25 Friday Presidents' Day State holiday New Mexico Nov 25 Friday Lincoln's Birthday/Lincoln's Day State holiday Indiana, West Virginia Nov 25 Friday Black Friday State holiday 24 states Nov 25 Friday American Indian Heritage Day State holiday Maryland Nov 27 Sunday First Sunday of Advent Christian Nov 28 Monday Cyber Monday Observance Dec 6 Tuesday St Nicholas' Day Observance Dec 7 Wednesday Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Observance Dec 8 Thursday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian Dec 12 Monday The Prophet's Birthday Muslim Dec 12 Monday Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Observance Dec 13 Tuesday U.S. National Guard Birthday Observance Dec 17 Saturday Pan American Aviation Day Observance Dec 17 Saturday Wright Brothers Day Observance Dec 21 Wednesday December Solstice Season Dec 23 Friday Christmas Eve observed State holiday KS*, LA, MI, NC, ND, OK, SC, TX, VA*, WI Dec 24 Saturday Christmas Eve Observance, Christian Dec 24 Saturday Christmas Eve State holiday KS*, LA, MI, NC, ND, OK, SC, TX, VA*, WI Dec 25 Sunday Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day) Jewish holiday Dec 25 Sunday Christmas Day Federal Holiday Dec 26 Monday Kwanzaa (until Jan 1) Observance Dec 26 Monday Christmas Day observed Federal Holiday Dec 26 Monday Day After Christmas Day State holiday KS, KY, NC, NC, NH, SC, TX Dec 30 Friday New Year's Eve observed State holiday LA, MI, WI Dec 31 Saturday New Year's Eve Observance Dec 31 Saturday New Year's Eve State holiday LA, MI, WI