1 - New Years Day - Año Nuevo
6 - Feast of Epiphany - Día de los Santos Reyes - The three kings bring gifts to the children. End of the Christmas festivities. A rich, twisted bread with a doll hidden inside called roscas de reyes is sold.
17 - Feast of San Antonio - Abad Día de San Antonio Abad - Honors animals. Pets and livestock are decorated with flowers and ribbons and taken to church to be blessed.
19 - Confederate Heroes Day
3rd Monday - Martin
Luther King Jr. Day
3rd Monday - Presidents' Day
Carnival - Carnivale - The week
before Ash Wednesday, usually late Feb. A five-day celebration beginning
the weekend before Lent. Food, music, dancing.
2 - Texas Independence Day
31 - Cesar Chavez Day
Holy Week - Semana Santa - The week ending with Easter Sunday. A major Mexican holiday with many celebrations. Many Mexicans go on vacation at this time.
Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the full moon on or after March 21.
21 - San Jacinto Day
30 -Children's Day - Día del Niño - Celebrated in schools with gifts, cakes, candies, piñatas and festivals.
5 Cinco de Mayo
2nd Sunday in May - Mother's Day
Last Monday - Memorial
1 - Feast of Corpus Christi
3rd Sunday in June - Father's Day
19 - Emancipation Day In Texas (Juneteenth)
4 - Independence Day
15 - Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
27 - Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
1st Monday - Labor Day
14 - Cowboy Day - Día de Charro
12 - Columbus Day- Día de la Raza - Celebrating the arrival of Christopher Columbus on the continent.
- The Day of the Little Dead - Día de Muertos Chiquitos and
All Saints' Day - Día de Todos Santos - Begins the celebration of Días de los Muertos by honoring the souls of children.
2 - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Día de los Muertos -A festive celebration honoring the departed. Graves are decorated with flowers and food.
11 - Veteran's Day
4th Thursday - Thanksgiving Day
16 - Las Posadas - The Inns - Candlelight processions celebrating Joseph and Mary's search for shelter in Bethlehem. Celebrations continue through January 6.
25 - Christmas - Navidad - During the week before Christmas are candlelight processions, parties, and piñatas filled with candy and toys. This is a major holiday period and vacations are often taken at this time.