New Jersey Holidays

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New Jersey Holiday Celebrations

New Jersey holidays are celebrated with special themed events and festivals that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Whether it's fireworks, parades, pumpkins, haunted houses, valentines, shamrocks, turkeys, or jingle bells, the many attractions that celebrate the holidays are typically festive.



MLK Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Observed on the third Monday of January each year, this is a holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King and the principles for which he lived and died. Events and information for that special way to celebrate MLK Day.
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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Celebrated on February 14th.There's more to Valentine's Day than a box of chocolates or a dozen roses. Here you will find suggestions, ideas, events, places to go, the best and affordable romantic restaurants, couples spa's, and romantic getaways.
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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

Celebrated on March 17th, this is the time for Irish Americans (and Irish wannabes for the day) to plan and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all it's festivities, parades, entertainment, and of course some green beer and Corn Beef and Cabbage.
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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday can occur on varying dates from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in April, depending on the ecclesiastical  March equinox. While a religious event, Easter is also about  light colored spring outfits, Easter bunnies, colored eggs, and Easter egg hunts.
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Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in May. It's a time to recognize how special Mom is and for making it a very special day for her. You can give your Mother the day off and make her day special in your own way by taking her out to Sunday brunch or for dinner.
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May.  it's  day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. It is also  the unofficial beginning of summer with the Jersey Shore beach communities coming alive with activities and festivals.
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Fathers Day

Father's Day

Father's Day is celebrated the 3rd Sunday in June. It's a time for saying "I Love You" and for putting your interests aside to make it a special day for dad.  You can take dad to celebrate Fathers Day at a BBQ, take him on a cruise over New York Harbor, or for a week end at the Jersey Shore, but no ties please.
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4th of July

July 4th

Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, PA. on July 4, 1776. It's celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, baseball games, along with many other private family and friends events.
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Labor Day

Labor Day

Labor Day is celebrated on the 1st Monday of September. Created as a labor movement dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. it's also the unofficial end of summer with picnics, barbecues, fireworks, parades, and festivals. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance for summer travel.
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Halloween

Halloween


Celebrated on on October 31st, on the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It's a time for scary events, trick or treating, parades, pumpkin picking and more.
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Columbus Day

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October.  
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parades, events and festivals in New Jersey.

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Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. This is one of
America's most universally celebrated holidays. Popular activities include huge family turkey dinners, TV  watching of NFL football, and the start of Black Friday shopping.
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Christmas

Christmas

The Christmas celebration is spread over several weeks   beginning  the day after Thanksgiving with the traditional start of the Christmas Holiday season. These events include Christmas tree lighting, carol singing, parties and more.
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Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Hanukkah (Chanukah) is an Eight Day Jewish Festival Also known as the "Festival of Lights". The dates vary and occur on the 25th day of the month of Kislev in the Jewish calendar. The first day of Hanukkah begins with a night when people sing traditional songs to celebrate Hanukkah.
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New Years Eve

New Years Eve

New Years Eve is a time for parties that celebrate the wringing out and bringing  in the new in grand style. These New Years Eve parties are held at venues serving alcoholic drinks. Many of these events are in hotels or venues that have overnight accommodations.
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