2013 New York State Holidays

If you plan to travel to New York State in 2013, then you need to be aware of the public holidays that will be observed. Below is a list of 2013 public holidays in New York.

January 1st (New Year’s Day).

January 21st (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Birthday). Although he was actually born on January 15th, the birthday of the greatest human rights crusaders is celebrated on this day.

February 12th (Lincoln’s Birthday). It is important in celebrating the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. The sixteenth president of the United States of America.

February18th (George Washington’s birthday). Marked to commemorate the first president of USA’s life as well as to honor the institution of the presidency.

May27th (Memorial Day) .This day is marked to honor those who lost their lives in the course of fighting during the civil war. It is also a day when Americans honor soldiers who have died while on military duty.

July 4th (Independence Day). it is a day that commemorates the adoption of the declaration of independence from Great Britain. It is a very important day.

September 2nd (Labor Day). A day to celebrate all workers’ economic and social contribution to the development of the society. Also signifies end of summer.

October 14th (Columbus Day). To celebrate Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas.

November 5th (Election Day). this is the day when the general election will be held for 2013.

November 11th (Veterans Day) .To honor World War 1 and 2 veterans both living and dead.

November 28th (Thanks Giving Day). A day for thanking God for His goodness to all people. It was first celebrated in 1863 during the civil war. It is a very popular holiday.

December 25th (Christmas Day) .Christmas day is celebrated with a lot of pomp and splendour to mark the birth of Jesus. Remember America is predominantly Christian.

If you’re planning a 2013 Holiday to New York City be sure to check our very special Hotel rates!

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