FCPS Calendar Holiday Dates

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Match the FCPS holidays with their dates.

First Day of Ramadan

August 1

VJ Day, 1945

August 14


August 15

Women's Equality Day

August 26

ID Al-Fitr

August 31

Labor Day

September 5

International Literacy Day

September 8

Patriot Day: Anniversary of 2001 Attack

September 11

Grandparent's Day

September 11

Constitution or Citizenship Day

September 17

Fair Day

September 23

First Day of Autumn

September 23

Rosh Hashanah

September 28, 29, 30

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15-October 15

Mexican Independence Days

September 15-16

Constitution Week

September 17-23

Child Health Day

October 3

German American Heritage Day

October 6

Yom Kippur

October 7, 8

Columbus/Discoverer's Day

October 10

Sukkot, Feast of Tabernacles

October 12 - 14

World Food Day

October 16

Simchat Torah

October 19, 20

Birth of the Bab

October 20

Make a Difference Day

October 22

United Nations Day

October 24


October 31

Czech Heritage Month

October 1-31

Disability History and Awareness Month

October 1-31

Italian American Heritage and Culture Month

October 1-31

Polish American Heritage Month

October 1-31

Fire Prevention Week

October 9-15

Red Ribbon Week

October 23-31

All Saints Day

November 1

Standard Time Begins

November 6

Marie Curie's Birthday, 1867

November 7

Id Al-Adha

November 7

Veteran's Day

November 11

WWI Armistice: 1918

November 11

Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Birthday, 1815

November 12

Gettysburg Address, 1863

November 19

Repudiation Day

November 23

Thanksgiving Day

November 24

National Native American Heritage Day

November 25

Mark Twain's Birthday, 1835

November 30

National Native American Heritage Month

November 1-30

World AIDS Day

December 1

Pearl Harbor Day, 1941

December 7

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8

Human Rights Day

December 10

Bill of Rights Day

December 15

Boston Tea Party, 1773

December 16

Wright Brother's Flight, 1903

December 17


December 20-28

First Day of Winter

December 22

Christmas Eve

December 24

Christmas Day

December 25


December 26-January 1

New Year's Eve

December 31

New Year's Day

December 1

Emancipation Proclamation, 1863

January 1

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1

Japanese New Year Festivities

January 1-3

Christmas Day Orthodox

January 7

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 12

World Religion Day

January 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance

January 16

Chinese New Year

January 23

Christa McAuliffe Day

January 28

National Freedom Day

February 1

Groundhog Day

February 2

Thomas Alva Edison's Birthday, 1847

February 11

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, 1809

February 12

St. Valentine's Day

February 14

Susan B. Anthony's Birthday, 1820

February 15

President's Day

February 20

Frederick Douglass Day

February 20

Mardi Gras

February 21

George Washington's Birthday, 1732

February 22

Ash Wednesday

February 22


February 22- April 7

W.E.B. DuBois' Birthday, 1868

February 23

Orthodox Lent

February 27-April 14

National African American History Month

February 1-29

Peace Corps Anniversary, 1961

March 1

Adoption of U.S. National Anthem, 1931

March 3

International Women's Day

March 8

Daylight Saving's Time Begins

March 11

Johnny Appleseed Day

March 11

Albert Einstein's Birthday, 1879

March 14

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

March 15

St. Patrick's Day

March 17

Naw Ruz

March 20-21

World Water Day

March 22

Maryland Day

March 25

American Red Cross Month

March 1-31

Irish American Heritage Month

March 1-31

Women's History Month

March 1-31

Great American Cleanup

March 1- May 31

National Poison Prevention Week

March 18-24

April Fool's Day

April 2012

International Children's Book Day

April 2

Primary Election Day

April 3

Spring Break

April 4-9

Good Friday

April 6


April 6-8

Mormon Church Founding, 1830

April 6

World Health Day

April 7


April 8

Buddha's Birthday Celebration

April 8

First Man in Space, 1961

April 12

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday, 1743

April 13

Orthodox Easter

April 15

Paul Revere's Ride, 1775

April 18

Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 18, 19

Yam Hashoah

April 18

Earth Day

April 22

William Shakespeare's Birthday, 1564

April 23

National Arbor Day

April 27

Law Day

May 1

Loyalty Day

May 1

World Press Freedom Day

May 3

Horace Mann's Birthday, 1796

May 4

First American in Space, 1961

May 5

National Teacher Day

May 8

VE Day, 1945

May 8

World Red Cross Day

May 8

Mother's Day

May 13

School Desegregation Ruling, 1954

May 17

Armed Force's Day

May 19

International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22

Ralph Waldo Emerson's Birthday, 1803

May 25

Shavuot, Festival of Weeks

May 26-28


May 27

Memorial Day

May 28

World No Tobacco Day

May 31

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 1-31

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6-12

World Environment Day

June 5

Race Unity Day

June 10

Anne Frank's Birthday, 1929

June 12

Flag Day

June 14

First Woman in Space, 1963

June 16

Father's Day

June 17

First American Woman in Space, 1983

June 18


June 19

First Day of Summer

June 20

Helen Keller's Birthday, 1880

June 27

Caribbean-American Heritage Month

June 1-30

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