Wed-Sun, Nov 27-Dec 1, 2019
The big U.S. family holiday launches the winter holiday season
We celebrate U.S. and New York State holidays. Public schools celebrate additional holidays.
Wed, December 25, 2019
This blend of winter traditions from around the world is the world’s most popular Latin holiday
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ New Year’s has been celebrated in Times Square since the opening of the New York Times building in 1904. But it was Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve that started the party we know today in 1972. Wherever you are: Happy New Year!
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Feliz Ano Novo!
Felice anno nuovo!
An Nou Fericit!
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
ATLANTA, Georgia ~ The African-American civil rights leader was born on January 15, 1929. His holiday this year is Monday, January 20, 2020.
Fri-Mon, Jan 17-20, 2020
UNITED STATES ~ Latin things to do in New York City over the January long weekend
Fri-Mon, Feb 14-17, 2020
This U.S. holiday commemorates the birthdays of presidents Washington and Lincoln
Wed-Thu, April 8-16, 2020
The Jewish spring festival commemorates our release from slavery and the Exodus
Fri-Mon, May 22-25, 2020
This U.S. holiday honors those who died serving our country, and is the popular start of summer
Saturday, July 4, 2020
(Day off, Fri, July 3, 2020)
The thirteen colonies that became the United States declared independence from Great Britain and launched a humanitarian revolution that swept the world on July 4, 1776
Thu-Mon, July 30-Aug 3, 2020
The most important Muslim holiday marks Ibrahim’s test of faith, and ends the annual Hajj pilgrimage. It is an official New York City school holiday. “Eid Mubarak” (Blessed Eid)
Monday, September 7, 2020
This U.S. holiday celebrates organized labor and is the popular end of summer
Fri-Sun, September 18-20, 2020
This Jewish holiday feast celebrates the New Year 5781. “Shana Tovah” (Have a Good Year)
Sun-Mon, September 27-28, 2020
The holiest day in Judaism is a day of atonement and repentance. Public schools are closed October 9. “G’mar Chatima Tovah” (May you be inscribed in the Book of Life).
Fri-Mon, September 4-7, 2020
This long holiday weekend honors the U.S. labor movement, and is the unofficial end of summer
Fri-Mon, October 9-12, 2020
NEW YORK CITY ~ Discover a world of Latin things to do over Columbus Day Weekend, New York City’s big Italian and Indigenous celebration
Monday, October 12, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ This U.S. holiday was founded to stop racist violence against Italian-Americans. The myths around Columbus Day helped us be accepted as just Americans. Benvenuto! Saluto! Grazie!
Because New York City speaks over 185 languages and 42% of our students speak something other than English at home, we probably celebrate more holidays than anywhere else in the world.
Some holidays are popular or religious holidays that many people celebrate, even though we don’t get the day off.