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Holidays, events, and games to plan for in 2024

To regain a normal sense of time, experts say it is important to keep making plans for the future, even if they get pushed further down the calendar.
Posted at 3:02 PM, Jan 02, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-02 17:08:51-05

Now that they holidays are behind us and many people are back at work and school, planning for the new year is in full swing. Here is a list of 2024 holidays, special events, big games, cultural milestones and other key dates to mark on your calendar:

2024 federal holidays

  • New Year's Day - Monday, Jan. 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, Jan. 15
  • Washington's Birthday / Presidents Day - Monday, Feb. 19
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 27 
  • Juneteenth - Wednesday, June 19
  • Independence Day - Thursday, July 4
  • Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 2
  • Columbus Day / Indigenous People's Day - Monday, Oct. 14
  • Veterans Day - Monday, Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 28
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday, Dec. 25

2024 non-federal holidays

  • Groundhog Day - Friday, Feb. 2
  • Chinese New Year - Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Mardi Gras - Tuesday, Feb. 13
  • Valentine's Day - Wednesday, Feb. 14 
  • Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • Ramadan - (tentative date) evening of March 10 through April 8
  • St. Patrick's Day - Sunday, March 17
  • Nowruz - Wednesday, March 20 (date varies depending on location)
  • Holi - Monday, March 25
  • Good Friday - Friday, March 29
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday, March 31 
  • Passover - evening of Monday, April 22 through April 30
  • Cinco de Mayo - Sunday, May 5
  • Mother's Day - Sunday, May 12
  • Flag Day - Friday, June 14 
  • Father's Day - Sunday, June 16
  • Halloween - Thursday, Oct. 31
  • Diwali - begins Friday, Nov. 1
  • Christmas Eve - Tuesday, Dec. 24
  • Hanukkah - evening of Wednesday, Dec. 25 through Thursday, Jan. 2
  • Kwanzaa - Thursday, Dec. 26 through Jan. 2
  • New Year's Eve - Tuesday, Dec. 31

2024 major sports events

  • Super Bowl - Sunday, Feb. 11
  • NBA All-Star Game - Sunday, Feb. 18
  • Daytona 500 - Sunday, Feb. 18
  • Major League Baseball Opening Day - Thursday, March 28
  • Boston Marathon - Monday, April 15
  • Kentucky Derby - Saturday, May 4
  • Preakness Stakes - Saturday, May 18
  • Belmont Stakes - Saturday, June 8
  • Major League Baseball All-Star Game - Tuesday, July 16
  • Summer Olympics in Paris - Friday, July 26 through Sunday, Aug. 11
  • New York City Marathon - Sunday, Nov. 3

2024 awards shows

  • Golden Globe Awards (on CBS) - Sunday, Jan. 7
  • Emmy Awards - Monday, Jan. 15
  • Grammy Awards (on CBS) - Sunday, Feb. 4
  • Academy Awards - Sunday, March 10
  • CMT Awards (on CBS) - Sunday, April 7
  • Tony Awards (on CBS) - Sunday, June 16

More 2024 dates to know

  • Leap Day - Thursday, Feb. 29
  • Daylight Saving Time starts - Sunday, March 10 
  • Spring starts (vernal equinox) - Tuesday, March 19
  • Total solar eclipse - Monday, April 8
  • Tax Day - Monday, April 15
  • Met Gala - Monday, May 6
  • Summer starts (summer solstice) - Thursday, June 20
  • Fall starts (autumnal equinox) - Sunday, Sept. 22
  • Daylight Saving Time ends - Sunday, Nov. 3
  • Winter starts (winter solstice) - Saturday, Dec. 21

Full list of major 2024 dates

  • New Year's Day - Monday, Jan. 1
  • Golden Globe Awards (on CBS) - Sunday, Jan. 7
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, Jan. 15
  • Emmy Awards - Monday, Jan. 15
  • Groundhog Day - Friday, Feb. 2
  • Grammy Awards (on CBS) - Sunday, Feb. 4
  • Chinese New Year - Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Super Bowl - Sunday, Feb. 11
  • Mardi Gras - Tuesday, Feb. 13
  • Valentine's Day - Wednesday, Feb. 14 
  • Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • Presidents Day - Monday, Feb. 19
  • NBA All-Star Game - Sunday, Feb. 18
  • Daytona 500 - Sunday, Feb. 18
  • Leap Day - Thursday, Feb. 29
  • Daylight Saving Time starts - Sunday, March 10 
  • Academy Awards - Sunday, March 10
  • Ramadan - (tentative date) evening of March 10 through April 8
  • St. Patrick's Day - Sunday, March 17
  • Spring starts (vernal equinox) - Tuesday, March 19
  • Nowruz - Wednesday, March 20 (date varies depending on location)
  • Holi - Monday, March 25
  • Major League Baseball Opening Day - Thursday, March 28
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday, March 31 
  • CMT Awards (on CBS) - Sunday, April 7
  • Total solar eclipse - Monday, April 8 
  • Tax Day - Monday, April 15
  • Boston Marathon - Monday, April 15
  • Passover - evening of Monday, April 22 through April 30
  • Kentucky Derby - Saturday, May 4
  • Cinco de Mayo - Sunday, May 5
  • Met Gala - Monday, May 6
  • Mother's Day - Sunday, May 12
  • Preakness Stakes - Saturday, May 18
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 27 
  • Belmont Stakes - Saturday, June 8
  • Flag Day - Friday, June 14 
  • Tony Awards (on CBS) - Sunday, June 16
  • Father's Day - Sunday, June 16
  • Juneteenth - Wednesday, June 19
  • Summer starts (summer solstice) - Thursday, June 20
  • Independence Day - Thursday, July 4
  • Major League Baseball All-Star Game - Tuesday, July 16
  • Summer Olympics in Paris - Friday, July 26 through Sunday, Aug. 11
  • Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 2
  • Fall starts (autumnal equinox) - Sunday, Sept. 22
  • Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day - Monday, Oct. 14
  • Halloween - Thursday, Oct. 31
  • Diwali - begins Friday, Nov. 1
  • Daylight Saving Time ends - Sunday, Nov. 3
  • New York City Marathon - Sunday, Nov. 3
  • Election Day - Tuesday, Nov. 5
  • Veterans Day - Monday, Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 28
  • Winter starts (winter solstice) - Saturday, Dec. 21
  • Christmas Eve - Tuesday, Dec. 24
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday, Dec. 25
  • Hanukkah - evening of Wednesday, Dec. 25 through Thursday, Jan. 2
  • Kwanzaa - Thursday, Dec. 26 through Jan. 2
  • New Year's Eve - Tuesday, Dec. 31