The Official USA National Holiday List & Info Guide - 2019 Edition February 22, 2019 14:34
As red blooded patriotic Americans we love a good celebration. So much so that we have holidays or observances for basically EVERYTHING. That’s just one of the many reasons that makes the USA the best country in the world! But with the amount of holidays there are it makes it hard to keep track of them all. Lucky for you we have your back...
In an effort help out our fellow patriots we decided to put together a comprehensive list of the holidays in 2019 worth celebrating. So, if you’re looking for a reason to party or actually want to celebrate something that has real meaning, here’s a list of USA Federal holidays and observances for 2019. Enjoy!
It’s cold outside, and you’re probably still recovering from New Year’s Eve. Take some time off and chill out this month!
- Tuesday, January 1 New Year’s Day – a great time to recover from the debauchery of the previous night!
- Wednesday, January 9 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day – Show some love to the “5-0” out there!
- Wednesday, January 9 Nixon’s Birthday (37th President; d. April 22, 1994) – He didn’t do anything that bad (compared to Clinton and Obama)!
- Wednesday, January 16 National Religious Freedom Day – Whether you’re a believer or not, show respect for other peoples beliefs.
- Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – A day to honor our most famous civil rights leader.
The month of love and Ronaldus Magnus’ birthday! Don’t forget to find a t-shirt or tank top that your significant other will love this month – it’s the least you could do!
- Wednesday, February 6 Reagan’s Birthday (40th President; d. June 5, 2004) – Cold War winner; ‘nuff said.
- Tuesday, February 12 Lincoln's Birthday (16th President; April 15, 1865) – First Republican president, freed the slaves, won the Civil War, oh, he also had great taste in hats!
- Thursday, February 14 Valentine's Day – Love is in the air!
- Monday, February 18 Presidents Day – A day to honor Washington and all of our presidents
- Tuesday, February 19 National Vet Girls Rock Day – Celebrate the women who served in our military!
- Friday, February 22 Washington's Birthday (1st President; d. December 14, 1799) – What more could you say: Revolutionary War commander in chief, 1st president, and most importantly, he set the tone for future presidents (unfortunately they didn’t follow his example).
Spring is in the air and it’s starting to feel like t-shirt weather! Well, what are you waiting for? Check out our must have selection of funny, patriotic, and freedom-loving apparel and make sure you have the perfect top to wear for this months American holidays!
- Sunday, March 3 National Anthem Day – don’t be an idiot. Say the anthem loud and proud!
- Monday, March 4 National Hug a G.I. Day – If you see a service member, give them a hug! (ask first though…)
- Tuesday, March 5 Mardi Gras Carnival – though it’s associated with the Christian feasts of the Epiphany, it seems like just another chance to party; we’re not complaining!
- Sunday, March 10 Daylight Savings – ugh, worse day of the year ‘cause we lose an hour’s sleep!
- Wednesday, March 13 National K9 Veterans Day – Man’s best friend keeps us safe; celebrate all their hard work. If you see a dog handler, thank them for their service.
- Sunday, March 17 St. Patrick's Day – religious holiday celebrating the patron saint of Ireland; or a chance to dye the Chicago River green and drink way too much beer! Everyone’s Irish on this day!
- Monday, March 25 National Medal of Honor Day – A day of respect and honor for the bravest of the brave; there have only been 3,400 medals issued since 1861!
- Friday, March 29 National Vietnam War Veterans Day – honor our U.S. service member who fought in Vietnam.
Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and it’s really nice outside. Spend time with friends and family and if you believe, go to church!
- Monday, April 1 April Fool's Day – or how it feels everyday watching the mainstream media!
- Tuesday, April 9 National Winston Churchill Day (b. November 30, 1874 – d. January 24, 1965) – Take a moment to remember America’s greatest ally.
- Tuesday, April 9 National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day – Take a moment to remember the POWs who stood up and stood strong against our enemies.
- Friday, April 19 Good Friday – Christian holiday commemorating the day Jesus was crucified at Calvary.
- Sunday, April 21 Easter – Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- Monday, April 22 Earth Day – a bullshit day celebrated by the left, but also an opportunity to make fun of their “beliefs”; make sure to fire up your SUV and drive around for no apparent reason!
Summer is almost here and if you’re like us, you’re starting to think about barbecuing outside and going to the beach. That reminds us, we have some great USA tank tops to show off that beach body you’ve been working on!
- Wednesday, May 1 National Silver Star Service Banner Day – Honor our combat heroes and their families.
- Thursday, May 2 National Day of Prayer (First Thursday in May) – national observance designated by the U.S. Congress to “turn to God in prayer and meditation.”
- Sunday, May 5 Cinco de Mayo – Mexican holiday to commemorate their victory over the French in 1862; it’s our chance to drink tequila and eat loads of tacos!
- Friday, May 10 National Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mother’s Day) – Many military spouses are left behind to “hold down the fort”; let’s remember them today (and every day)
- Sunday, May 12 Mother's Day – Call your mother!
- Wednesday, May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day – Honor fallen police officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
- Saturday, May 18 Armed Forces Day – a day to honor the greatest armed force in the history of mankind!
- Monday, May 27 Memorial Day – remember our fallen service members.
Summer time! Get out to the beach! Go to a ball game. But don’t forget June 14; it’s a trifecta of pain for the left: Flag Day, the U.S. Army’s birthday, and PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S BIRTHDAY!
- Thursday, June 6 D-Day – a day to commemorate the most daring beach landing in military history.
- Sunday, June 9 Pentecost – Christian holiday celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.
- Friday, June 14 President Trump’s Birthday – Make America Great Again!
- Friday, June 14 U.S. Army Birthday – Happy birthday Green Machine!
- Friday, June 14 Flag Day – honor and respect the stars and stripes!
- Sunday, June 16 Father's Day – Call your Father; or send him a tie!
This is the month that really hits home for us. We focus everyday about the freedoms and liberties of this great country and it all comes down to July 4th, Independence Day. Happy birthday, America!
- Thursday, July 4 Independence Day – The day we declared independence from the British monarchy and the first day of our journey to becoming the greatest country on Earth! Take time to read the Declaration of Independence. https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript
- Sunday, July 28 Buffalo Soldiers Day – A day to honor trailblazing African-American soldiers of the late 19th century.
- Sunday, July 28 Parents' Day – Go hang out with the people who gave you life!
Sweating our balls off is what August is about. Thankfully we have some days to honor our coolest military members who busted their asses for us in 1945 – making us back to back World War champions!
- Wednesday, August 7 Purple Heart Day – A day to honor those wounded in combat.
- Sunday, August 11 National Spirit of ’45 Day (Second Sunday in August) – A day to honor our greatest generation and what they did to carry America through World War II.
- Friday, August 16 National Airborne Day – Honor America’s brave paratroopers (regardless of service branch).
This month weighs heavy on the hearts of many Americans. We’re happy for our victory over the Japanese in World War II, but mourn the cowardly attack on New York City, Shanksville, PA, and the Pentagon in 2001 (RIP).
- Monday, September 2 Labor Day – Seems like the left loves labor, but they don’t work!
- Monday, September 2 National V-J Day – Celebrate America’s victory over Japan during World War II.
- Saturday, September 7 National Beer Lover’s Day – Need we say more?
- Sunday, September 8 Grandparents' Day – Remember all those candies your granny and grandpa gave you? Now it’s time to pay it back.
- Wednesday, September 11 Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance – Never Forget. Never Forgive.
- Monday, September 16 Mayflower Day – To honor the first colony and beginning of modern Western civilization.
- Tuesday, September 17 Citizenship Day – Remember the privilege of being (or becoming) a citizen of the United States of America.
- Tuesday, September 17 Constitution Day – A day to recognize the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Take time to read it (don’t worry, it’s not that long). https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution
- Wednesday, September 18 US Air Force Day – Happy birthday flyboys and girls! Off we go…
- Friday, September 20 National POW/MIA Recognition Day (Third Friday in September) - A day to recognize both prisoners of war and those missing in action who never came home.
- Sunday, September 29 National VFW Day – A day to recognize the service that national and local veterans of foreign wars have done for our country and its veterans.
- Sunday, September 29 Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day (Last Sunday in September) – Recognize and honor families that lost a son or daughter who was serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Another holiday that irks the left is in one of our favorite months: Columbus Day! Why is it one of our favorites? Halloween of course! We’re adults, but we still love candy!
- Monday, October 14 Columbus Day – a day to recognize the courage and determination of a great explorer.
- Monday, October 14 Eisenhower’s Birthday (d. March 28, 1969) – Five-star general who planned the D-Day invasion, implemented our interstate highway system, and got us out of Korea.
- Wednesday, October 16 Boss's Day – Everyone has a boss, be nice (just for today!).
- Saturday, October 26 National Day of the Deployed – Remember those service members that are deployed overseas.
- Sunday, October 27 Teddy Roosevelt’s Birthday (d. January 6, 1919) – How to celebrate Teddy’s birthday? Buy the Teddy Brosevelt t-shirt of course!
- Sunday, October 27 U.S. Navy Day – Happy birthday, squids! Anchors aweigh…
- Thursday, October 31 Halloween – Awesome day of adult dress up and sugar highs!
The weather is starting to get even colder, but it’s going to be a great chance to warm up with a full stomach on Thanksgiving! Oh, we get our hour back; time to sleep in!
- Sunday, November 3 Daylight Savings – zzzzz….
- Tuesday, November 6 Anniversary of Reagan/Bush ’84 – One of the greatest days in American history. Historic landslide for President Reagan (won 49 out of 50 states!).
- Sunday, November 10 U.S. Marine Corps Day – Happy birthday, leathernecks!
- Monday, November 11 Veterans Day – A day to honor all of our military veterans.
- Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving – Give thanks…that you can loosen your belt after stuffing your face with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, apple pie…
- Friday, November 29 Black Friday – Get your credit cards ready…it’s time to spend money! Yes, this is a holiday in America…
Let it snow (not everywhere!). While we’re waiting on Santa to deliver our gifts it’s the best time to do some shopping. We usually do our shopping on Cyber Monday wearing a “Meowy Christmas,” “Birthday Boy,” or “Make Christmas Great Again” t-shirt.
- Monday, December 2 Cyber Monday – Now we’re talking: go to mericasupply.com for the best cyber Monday Sales, RIGHT NOW.
- Saturday, December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - A day that will live in infamy; the Japanese sneak attack pushed us into World War II.
- Friday, December 13 National Guard Day – A day to acknowledge the service of these citizen soldiers (and airman, sailors, and Marines) and how they help protect and defend our communities.
- Sunday, December 15 Bill of Rights Day – We love the Bill of Rights. We use the freedoms expressed in it everyday (especially freedom of speech). Take some time to read them. https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights
- Saturday, December 21 National Wreaths Across America Day (Third Saturday in December) – Nationwide effort to lay Christmas wreaths on veterans’ grave markers.
- Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day – Happy birthday Jesus! Now, buy some gifts for your family…we know the perfect place to start!
- Saturday, December 28 Pledge of Allegiance Day – We used to say this every morning in school. We should still say it everyday before work. If you forgot it, here it is: “I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America. And to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
- Tuesday, December 31 New Year's Eve – New year, new beer! Paaarrrtyyy!!!
So, if you’re a beer-chugging, flag-waving 4th of July party animal or a history-loving veteran (or both), there is a holiday for you to celebrate! There are times to remember our fallen, to honor our past presidents, and to just have fun. Let’s do them all! We know it may seem like a lot of holidays, but look at it this way: more days off and more opportunities to chill with friends and have some beers!
Did we miss a favorite holiday that you celebrate? Let us know what it is and how you celebrate it.
Oh yeah! Don’t forget to rock your favorite patriotic t-shirt or tank!