Some holidays that occurred in 2005 in the United States were Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day. Other 2005 U.S. holidays were Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Halloween and Veterans Day.
New Year's Day, January 1, is always the first holiday of the year in the United States. In 2005, New Year's Day was a Saturday. Presidents' Day, which some states dedicate specifically to George Washington, falls on the third Monday in February. In 2005, Presidents' Day happened on February 21.
Memorial Day, an observance commemorating Americans who died in military service, always happens on the last Monday of May. In 2005, Memorial Day occurred on May 30. Independence Day, the holiday that commemorates the United States' independence from Great Britain, always happens on July 4. In 2005, Independence Day happened on a Monday.
Labor Day, a day of rest for many workers, always falls on the first Monday of September. In 2005, Labor Day fell on September 5. Thanksgiving Day in the United States falls on the fourth Thursday of November. In 2005, Americans celebrated Thanksgiving on November 24. Christmas Day always occurs on December 25. In 2005, Christmas Day fell on a Sunday; as a result, the federal government also declared Monday an observed holiday.