Rhode Island Federal and State Holidays 2018
This page contains a calendar of all 2018 federal and state holidays for Rhode Island. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Mon||New Year's Day|
|15 Jan||Mon||Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday|
|28 May||Mon||Memorial Day|
|4 Jul||Wed||Independence Day|
|13 Aug||Mon||Victory Day|
|3 Sep||Mon||Labor Day|
|8 Oct||Mon||Columbus Day|
|6 Nov||Tue||General Election Day|
|11 Nov||Sun||Veterans Day|
|12 Nov||Mon||Veterans Day Holiday|
|22 Nov||Thu||Thanksgiving Day|
|25 Dec||Tue||Christmas Day|
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There will be seven extended holiday weekends to choose from in Rhode Island in 2018. This includes not only the usual federal holiday weekends but also a long weekend created by Victory Day, which is celebrated only in Rhode Island.
Victory Day, on Monday, August 13th, commemorates the de facto end of World War II with the capitulation of Japan after the atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. It is a controversial holiday but one that was once observed by other states as well.
Located some 13 miles south off the coast of mainland Rhode Island, Block Island is a popular getaway spot during the summer.
Charlestown, Rhode Island, is a town of around 8,000 located on the Atlantic Coast of Washington County. It is a popular New England tourist destination.