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Virginia Public Holidays 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 Virginia public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

Virginia’s public holidays in 2018 are an ideal chance to get out an explore the history and scenic beauty of the Old Dominion.

There will be eight long weekends in Virginia in 2018, including the weekend resulting from Lee-Jackson Day (Friday, January 18th), a holiday celebrated only in Virginia. Lee-Jackson Day celebrates the Virginian Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson and, coming just before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it creates a four-day weekend.

Things to see and do in Virginia in 2018

Some things to do in the state of Virginia during your public holidays include:

Tour the capital city of Richmond. Sites to see include: the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Maymont, a 19th-Century, Victorian-style mansion, the extremely large collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the the American Civil War Museum, and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.

Look out over the Shenandoah Valley from the Blue Ridge Mountains, while traveling the Skyline Drive of Shenandoah National Park. You may also wish to climb Hawksbill Mountain and see the waterfalls of Whiteoak Canyon.

Visit Smith Mountain Lake, the biggest lake in the state and a popular place for boating, fishing, and water sports. Hiking and camping in the surrounding state park and touring the Smith Mountain Lake Dam are also popular activities.

Public Holidays 2018

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
12 JanFriLee-Jackson Day
15 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
19 FebMonPresident's Day
28 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulWedIndependence Day
3 SepMonLabor Day
8 OctMonColumbus Day
11 NovSunVeterans' Day
12 NovMonVeterans' Day Holiday
22 NovThuThanksgiving Day
23 NovFriThanksgiving Friday
25 DecTueChristmas Day