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When choosing your dates to visit New York, you might want to take into consideration these public holidays.

On these dates, some major attractions in NYC might be closed or have reduced hours.

On the other hand, some of these holidays make the city extra fun, offering special events and festivities like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July!

Here is a list of holidays as well as links to related posts.

New Year’s Day: January 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Third Monday in January

President’s Day: Third Monday of February

Memorial Day: Last Monday of May 

New York Travel Tips

Juneteenth: June 19

Though this is only a federal holiday, there are many events, especially in Harlem, that commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans on June 19, 1865. 

Independence Day: July 4 

Labor Day: First Monday of September

Columbus Day: Second Monday of October

Veterans Day: November 11

Thanksgiving Day: Last Thursday of November

Christmas Day: December 25

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About The Author


Courtney is a lifelong New Yorker fascinated with the city’s history, culture and cuisine. She loves exploring the world, as well as sharing her travel expertise with others. She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2011, first as a guide and then as a writer. She has a law degree, a teaching degree and a worn-out passport. Her motto is “Have backpack, will travel”.
Updated: April 3rd, 2023
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