2011 holidays list and 2011 holidays observed

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The 2011 holidays list includes all the standards -- and a few fun ones. Image: Flickr / tanakawho / CC-BY

The official 2011 holidays list – of both observed and unofficial holidays – means a lot. The 2011 bank holidays are the same as the 2011 holidays observed by the federal government. The 2011 holidays list has many surprises above and beyond the 10 “official” government holidays.

2011 holidays observed – bank, stock market and federal holidays

The official list of 2011 holidays observed answers many questions. Whether banks are open, post offices open and most businesses’ days off are guided by the list of 2011 holidays observed. These are the days most banks, federal services such as the postal service, and schools shut down for the day.

Federal Holidays 2011

  • New Year’s Day – Observed Friday, Dec. 31, 2010
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, Jan. 17
  • President’s Day – Monday, Feb. 21
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 30
  • Independence Day – Monday, July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 5
  • Columbus Day – Monday, Oct. 10
  • Veteran’s Day – Friday, Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, Nov. 24
  • Christmas Day – Observed Monday, Dec. 26

Stock Market Holidays 2011

The list of stock market holidays for 2011 differs slightly from the 2011 official federal holidays. These are the days the United States stock market are shut down.

  • New Year’s Day – Jan. 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan. 17
  • President’s Day – Feb. 21
  • Good Friday – April 22
  • Memorial Day – May 30
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • Labor Day – Sept. 5
  • Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 24
  • Christmas Day – Observed Dec. 26

2011 holidays list – the fun stuff

Just about every month of 2011, you’ll be able to find a reason to celebrate. Here are some of the fun 2011 holidays that could be worth celebrating.

  • Trivia Day – Jan. 4
  • Thesaurus Day – Jan. 18
  • Chinese New Year – Feb. 3
  • Fat Tuesday/Beginning of Mardi Gras – Feb. 8
  • Spring Equinox – Feb. 20
  • Daylight Saving Time begins – March 13
  • Earth Day – April 22
  • Mother’s Day – May 8
  • Father’s Day – June 19
  • Summer Solstice – June 21
  • Bastille Day – July 14
  • Ramadan begins – Aug. 1
  • International Beer Day – Aug. 5
  • Autumn Equinox – Sept. 23
  • National Boss Day – Oct. 16
  • Halloween – Oct. 31
  • Daylight Saving Time ends – Nov. 6
  • Human Rights Day – Dec. 10
  • Winter Solstice – Dec. 21
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