Holidays in Washington, DC

  • Halloween 2018 in Washington, DC
    Halloween Oct 31 There are two schools of thought regarding the history of Halloween. The first is that All Hallows’ Eve started as a pagan ritual celebrating the dead. The other claims that October 31 was carved out as a Christian feast day, following the model of similar events... read more
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  • Thanksgiving 2018 in Washington, DC
    Thanksgiving Nov 22 On November 26, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the first American thanksgiving celebration. The tradition has its roots in the 1620s, when the country’s early pilgrims recognized the Puritan holiday with a hearty feast, but G.W. was the first U.S.... read more
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  • Christmas 2018 in Washington, DC
    Christmas Dec 25 Though Christmas is a Christian holiday, it has taken on a much more universal and magical meaning on the global calendar thanks to images of Santa Claus, carolers, winter wonderlands, and scrumptious meals. In many cities, the weather outside is pretty... read more
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January

Presidential Inauguration Parties

Party

Every four years on Jan 20 | Next: Jan 20, 2021
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February

Valentine's Day

Holiday

Every year on Feb 14 | Next: Feb 14, 2019
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Super Bowl Parties

Sports / Party / Football

Every year in Jan or Feb | Next: Feb 3, 2019
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March

St. Patrick's Day

Holiday Event / Beer / Day Drinking / Festive / Party

Every year on Mar 17 | Next: Mar 17, 2019
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April

420 Day

Holiday / Chill / Festive / Marijuana

Every year on Apr 20
Record Store Day

Holiday / Live Music / Music Lovers / Music Scenesters / Shopping

Every year on the third Saturday of Apr
Earth Day

Festival

Every year on Apr 22

May

Gay Pride

Holiday / Costumes / Festive / Gay / Gay-friendly / Party

Every year in Jun
Memorial Day

Holiday

Every year on the fourth Monday of May
Cinco de Mayo

Holiday

Every year on May 5
Kentucky Derby Parties

Holiday

Every year on the first Saturday in May

June

Summer Solstice

Holiday / Festive

Every year around Jun 21
Gay Pride

Holiday / Costumes / Festive / Gay / Gay-friendly / Party

Every year in Jun

July

4th of July

Holiday

Every year on Jul 4

September

Oktoberfest

Holiday / Beer / Beer Lovers / Day Drinking / Festive / German Beer / German Food / German Influence / Party / Specialty Beer

Every year in Sep and Oct
Labor Day

Holiday

Every year on the first Monday of September

October

Halloween

Holiday

Every year on Oct 31 | Next: Oct 31, 2018
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Oktoberfest

Holiday / Beer / Beer Lovers / Day Drinking / Festive / German Beer / German Food / German Influence / Party / Specialty Beer

Every year in Sep and Oct

November

Thanksgiving

Holiday / Food & Drink Event

Every year on the fourth Thursday of Nov | Next: Nov 22, 2018
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December

Christmas

Holiday / Festive

Every year on Dec 25 | Next: Dec 25, 2018
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New Year's Eve

Holiday / Party

Every year on Dec 31 | Next: Dec 31, 2018
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