January 1. New Year's Day: In all the states (including the District of Columbia, Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma), except Massachusetts, Mississippi, and New Hampshire.
January 8. Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans: In Louisiana.
January 19. Lee's Birthday: In Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Alabama.
February 16, 1904. Mardi-Gras: In Alabama and the parish of Orleans, Louisiana.
February 12. Lincoln's Birthday: In Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington (state), and Wyoming.
February 22. Washington's Birthday: In all the states (including the District of Columbia, Arizona, and Oklahoma), except Mississippi, where it is observed by exercises in the public schools only.
March 2. Anniversary of Texan Independence: In Texas.
March 4, in the District of Columbia, when it falls on the day the president is inaugurated.
April 1, 1904. Good Friday: In Alabama, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee.
April 19. Patriots' Day: In Massachusetts.
April 21. Anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto: In Texas.
April 26. Confederate Memorial Day: In Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.
May 10. Confederate Memorial Day: In North Carolina and South Carolina.
May (Second Friday). Confederate Day: In Tennessee.
May 20. Anniversary of the Signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence: In North Carolina.
May 30. Decoration Day: In all the states and territories (and District of Columbia) except Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas. In Virginia, known as "Confederate Memorial Day."
May (last Friday) Pioneer Day: In Montana, observed in public schools.
June (first Monday), even years, general state election in Oregon.
June 3. Jefferson Davis' Birthday: In Florida, Georgia and Alabama. In Louisiana, known as "Confederate Decoration Day."
July 4. Independence Day: In all the states, District of Columbia, and territories.
July 24. Pioneer's Day: In Utah.
August 16. Bennington Battle Day: In Vermont.
September 5, 1904. Labor Day: In all the states and territories (and District of Columbia), except Arizona,
Mississippi, Nevada and North Dakota. In Louisiana, observed in Orleans Pai sh.
September 9. Admission Day: In California.
November 1. All Saints' Day: In Louisiana.
November - General Election Day: In Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon (vote for presidential elections only), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming, in the years when elections are held therein. In 1904 in states holding such elections the date was November 8.
November - 1905. Thanksgiving Day (usually the fourth Thursday in November): Is observed in all the states, and in the District of Columbia, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma, though in some states it is not a statutory holiday.
December 25. Christmas Day: In all the states, and in the District of Columbia, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Sundays and fast days are legal holidays in all the states which designate them as such.
There are no statutory holidays in Mississippi, but by common consent the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas are observed as holidays. In Kansas Decoration Day, Labor Day and Washington's Birthday are the only legal holidays by legislative enactment; other legal holidays are so only by common consent. In New Mexico, Washington's Birthday, Decoration Day, Labor Day, Flag Day (June 14), and Arbor Day are holidays when so designated by the governor.
Arbor Day is a legal holiday in Arizona, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Wyoming, the day being set by the governor; in Texas, February 22; Nebraska, April 22; Utah, April 15; Rhode Island, May 11; Montana, second Tuesday in May; Florida, first Friday in February; Georgia, first Friday in December; Colorado (school holiday only), third Friday in April; in Oklahoma, the Friday following the second Monday in March.
Every Saturday after 12 o'clock noon is a legal holiday in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the city of New Orleans, and in Newcastle county, Del., except in St. George's Hundred; in Louisiana and Missouri in cities of 100,000 or more inhabitants; in Ohio in cities of 50,000 or more inhabitants; and June 1 to August 31 in Denver, Col.
There is no national holiday, not even the Fourth of July. Congress has at various times appointed special holidays. In the second session of the Fifty-third congress it passed an act making Labor Day a public holiday in the District of Columbia, and it has recognized the existence of certain days as holidays for commercial purposes, but, with the exception named, there is no general statute on the subject. The proclamation of the president designating a day of Thanksgiving only makes it a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories, and in those states which provide by law for it.