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What is a state holiday?
A state holiday in the United States is one that is celebrated only within a U.S. state, and recognized by the state government, rather than celebrated nationally, and recognized by the U.S. federal government.
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Holidays by State
Individual states observe the following holidays:

Alabama:
Confederate Memorial Day (4th Monday in April)
Known as a movable holiday.

Alaska:
Alaska Day, anniversary of transfer to U.S. control, October 18; Seward's Day, anniversary of purchase from Russia, March 27.

Arkansas:
Daisy Gatson Bates Day, February 16, observed with Washington's Birthday

California:
César Chávez's birthday (March 31).
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, February 12, (also may be optionally observed in Colorado and Texas); Columbus Day, second Monday in October.

Colorado:
César Chávez's birthday (March 31).
Colorado Day August 1, 1876 Colorado became a state. This date is recognized/celebrated each year by state residents.

Connecticut:
Lincoln's Birthday, (February 12)
Good Friday, date varies.

Delaware:
Return Day, Thursday following Election Day; every two years, celebrates the returns of an election, having political opponents "bury the hatchet" in a bucket of sand.

District of Columbia:
Emancipation Day, April 16

Florida:
Pascua Florida Day, April 2

Hawaii
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day (March 26)
King Kamehameha I Day (June 11)
Statehood Day (August 15)
Good Friday, date varies
May Day or Lei Day, date varies, usually (May 1st)
Kamehameha Day, (June 11)
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day, (March 26)
Admission Day or Statehood Day, (third Friday in August)

Idaho:
Idaho Human Rights Day, (January 19)

Illinois:
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, (February 12) (most state offices close, many schools choose to close on President's Day)
Casimir Pulaski Day (First Monday in March, currently only an official holiday in the city of Chicago)

Kansas:
Kansas Day, January 29

Louisiana:
Mardi Gras, date varies (3 February - 9 March)
Good Friday, date varies, celebrated elsewhere

Massachusetts:
Patriot's Day, 3rd Monday of April, traditionally April 19, anniversary of Battles of Lexington and Concord.
Evacuation Day (March 17) is not a state holiday, as it is only recognized in Suffolk County.

Maine:
Patriot's Day, (April 19) anniversary of Battles of Lexington and Concord.

Maryland:
Maryland Day, March 25, commemoration of first European settlement of Maryland.

Mississippi:
Mardi Gras Day, date varies

Missouri:
Truman Day, May 9

Nebraska:
Arbor Day, last Friday of April, celebrated elsewhere.

Nevada
Nevada Day October 31st--observed the last Monday in October, commemorates date of admission to the Union, observed on last Friday of October.

New Hampshire:
Civil Rights Day, January 19

North Carolina
Halifax Day (April 12)

Oklahoma:
Statehood Day, November 16

Rhode Island:
V.J. Day or Victory Day, (the second Monday in August)

South Dakota:
Native American Day, (second Monday in October)

Tennessee
Legal holidays: Good Friday, date varies;
 
Days of special observance:
Robert E. Lee Day, January 19; Abraham Lincoln Day, February 12; Andrew Jackson Day, March 15; Mother's Day, Second Sunday in May; Statehood Day, June 1, commemorates date of admission to the Union; Memorial or Confederate Decoration Day, June 3; Nathan Bedford Forrest Day, July 13

Texas:
Confederate Heroes Day /Confederate Veterans Day, (January 19).
Juneteenth, (June 19) - Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an official annual holiday in 29 states of the United States. Celebrated on June 19, it commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas.

Utah:
Pioneer Day, July 24

Vermont:
Town Meeting Day, (first Tuesday in March)

Virginia:
Lee-Jackson Day, (Friday before the third Monday in January)

West Virginia:
West Virginia Day, June 20

Texas
Confederate Heroes Day (January 19)
Texas Independence Day (March 2)
San Jacinto Day (April 21)
Emancipation Day in Texas (June 19)
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (August 27)

Utah
Pioneer Day (Utah) (July 24th)

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