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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.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
15 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
28 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulWedIndependence Day
13 AugMonVictory Day
3 SepMonLabor Day
8 OctMonColumbus Day
6 NovTueGeneral Election Day
11 NovSunVeterans Day
12 NovMonVeterans Day Holiday
22 NovThuThanksgiving Day
25 DecTueChristmas 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.

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