2016 School And Public Holidays in Orlando And Florida

Orlando School Holidays and Florida Holidays

This is a list of the Legal Holidays, School Holidays and Public Holidays in Orlando and in Florida. The Legal or Public Holidays in Orlando and Florida are a mix of US Federal Holidays and Florida State Holidays.




2016 Legal, Public Holidays in Orlando and Florida

All Sundays All Sundays in Florida are holidays. Florida Legal Holiday
January 1, 2016 Friday New Year’s Day, January 1. US Federal Holiday
January 18, 2016 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on the third Monday of January. This is to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday, which is on January 15. US Federal Holiday
January 19, 2016 Tuesday Birthday of Robert E. Lee on January 19. Robert E. Lee was a Confederate General during the American Civil War. Florida Legal Holiday
February 12, 2016 Friday Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12. Some states combine the celebration of Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays on the third Monday of February. This is also known as “President’s Day”. Florida Legal Holiday
February 15, 2016 Monday Susan B. Anthony Day celebrates her birthday on February 15. Susan B. Anthony was a social reformer who played a key role in the women’s Suffrage movement in USA. Florida Legal Holiday
February 15, 2016 Monday George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated on the third Monday in February. His actual birthday is on February 22. US Federal Holiday
March 25, 2016 Friday Good Friday is a Christian holiday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Florida Legal Holiday
April 1, 2016 Friday Pascua Florida Day (April 2) is celebrated as Florida State Day. This holiday celebrates the discovery of Florida by Juan Ponce de León in 1513. In 2016, it is celebrated on April 1 (Friday), since April 2 is a holiday. Florida Legal Holiday
April 26, 2016 Tuesday Confederate Memorial Day (April 26) honors the Confederate martyrs of the Civil War. Florida Legal Holiday
May 30, 2016 Monday Memorial Day honors the dead in the Civil War. It is on the last Monday in May. US Federal Holiday
June 3, 2016 Friday Birthday of Jefferson Davis on June 3. Jefferson Finis Davis was the President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Dates of this holiday vary in other Southern States. Florida Legal Holiday
June 14, 2016 Tuesday Flag Day Holiday. On June 14, 1777, United States adopted their flag. The US Army also celebrates its birthday on June 14. Florida Legal Holiday
July 4, 2016 Monday Independence Day (Fourth Of July) celebrates the signing of the Declaration Of Independence from British Rule US Federal Holiday
September 5, 2016 Monday Labor Day celebrates workers and the labour movement. It is on the first Monday in September. US Federal Holiday
October 10, 2016 Monday Columbus Day celebrates the landing of Columbus in USA. Florida also celebrates Farmers’ Day on this day, which is the second Monday in October. US Federal Holiday
November 8, 2016 Tuesday General Election Day for the President of the United States. Florida Legal Holiday
November 11, 2016 Friday Veterans Day celebrates the contribution of Veterans. World War 1 ended on November 11, 1918. US Federal Holiday
November 24, 2016 Thursday Thanksgiving Day Holiday. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Thanks Giving was originally a Harvest Festival. US Federal Holiday
December 25, 2016 Sunday Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. US Federal Holiday


Christmas At Disney World Orlando


NOTE: If a Public or Legal Florida Holiday is on a Sunday, the following Monday is a holiday.

NOTE: If a Public or Legal Florida Holiday is on a Saturday, the previous Friday is a holiday.

For more information on Legal Holidays and Special Observances in Florida, please refer to Florida Statutes Chapter 683.


TIPS FOR TOURIST: Orlando’s theme parks and tourist attractions get a large influx of visitors during holidays, long weekends and school holidays. Tourist and visitors looking for a relaxed visit to Orlando may want to avoid these holidays.




2016, 2017 School Holidays in Orlando and Florida

In addition to Legal Holidays and Public Holidays, students are given the below listed School Holidays in Orlando. This list of 2016 and 2017 School Holidays is for Orange County Public Schools.


2016 Long Holidays For Students In Orlando And Florida

SUMMER BREAK: Long holiday marks the change of grade. June 9, 2016 Thursday August 14, 2016 Sunday
WINTER BREAK: Start of Second Semester after Winter holidays. December 16, 2016 Saturday January 3, 2017 Tuesday
SPRING BREAK: Start of 4th Marking Period after Spring holidays. March 17, 2017 Friday March 26, 2016 Sunday
SUMMER BREAK: Long holiday marks the change of grade. June 1, 2017 Thursday August 6, 2016 Sunday


2016, 2017 School Holidays In Orlando And Florida

End of First Marking period on Oct 13, 2016 October 14, 2016 Friday
Teacher Professional Day October 28, 2016 Friday
Thanksgiving Holiday Break November 23, 2016 Wednesday
Thanksgiving Holiday Break November 24, 2016 Thursday
Thanksgiving Holiday Break November 25, 2016 Friday
End of Second Marking period on Mar 16, 2017 March 17, 2017 Friday
Student Holiday April 28, 2017 Friday
Memorial Day Holiday May 29, 2017 Monday


NOTE: Teachers and School staff get fewer holidays than students.





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