2013 Michigan State Holidays

Official holidays actually consist of several dozens of holidays, some observed while others are not, and all to commemorate special events or persons of significance in the history of the U.S. The following is a listing of Michigan State Holidays along with Federal holidays for 2013.

1) Michigan State holidays 2013 as they apply to state and municipal employees but not necessarily to all private company employees:

* Day after Thanksgiving.  Although the Federal Thanksgiving holiday only applies to the last Thursday of November, the State of Michigan observes the Friday following Thanksgiving Day as an official holiday.

* Christmas Eve is December 24
* New Year’s Eve falls on December 31

2) Federal holidays 2013:

* New Year’s Day 2013: January 1
* Martin Luther King Day: January 21
* Lincoln’s birthday: February 12
* Presidents Day and Washington’s Birthday: February 18
* Easter Monday: April 1.
* Memorial Day: May 27. Observed on the last Monday of May every year, this day is in remembrance of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces who perished in the service of their country.
* Independence Day: July 4. This commemoration of the day the U.S. gained independence is a day of joy marked by organized festivities with plentiful fireworks everywhere.
* Labor day: September 2. Always held on the first Monday of September, this is in celebration of the social and economic contributions of U.S. workers.
* Columbus Day: October 14. Actually, Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas on October 12, 1492, but the holiday has been fixed to the second Monday of October to prolong the weeekend rest.
* Thanksgiving: November 28. The fourth Thursday of November is the official holiday. Although it is rooted in religious tradition it is now considered a secular holiday.
* Christmas Day: December 25
Although those are the official Michigan State holidays 2013 and Federal holidays 2013, there are other days’ worth remembering, such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day, even if they are not official recognized.