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When is American Indian Heritage Day in 2024?

American Indian Heritage Day in 2024 is on the Friday, 29th of Nov (11/29/2024).

American Indian Heritage Day is on the 334th day of 2024. There are 32 days left in the year.

American Indian Heritage Day Facts

  • Date: Nov 29, 2024
  • Regional
  • Also Called: Native American Heritage Day
  • Celebrations: Celebrations; Programs and Ceremonies
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Maryland is among the original 13 states of America. The state lies on the eastern side of the USA, where it borders Virginia. Maryland was named after Henrietta Maria, the wife to Britain’s King Charles I. Maryland is known for the famous Chesapeake Bay bridge, theme parks, museums, and any other aspect of nature you can think of, except a desert. Europeans explored Maryland’s coastline in the 16th century, but before then, it was occupied by Native Americans. This could explain why Maryland still holds native Americans dear, thus celebrating the American Indians Heritage Day as a state holiday.

What is American Indians Heritage Day?

American Indians Heritage Day is also popularly known as Native American Heritage Day. The native Americans are the descendants of the indigenous inhabitants of the United States. Indians were some of the people to inhabit America. They arrived through the land bridge between Asia and Alaska over 12 centuries ago. They then moved to the south, where they created micro-cultures; the tribes have risen to over 500 today. Native Americans are honored for their contribution to agriculture, medicine, language, and art.

When is American Indians Heritage Day?

American Indians Heritage Day is on the fourth Friday in November. The date coincides with Black Friday and comes on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day.

Is American Indians Heritage Day a public holiday?

The residents of Maryland observe American Indians Heritage Day as a public holiday. It is a day off to the general public. If the holiday falls on a weekend, it is moved to the nearest weekday. It means that, if the day comes on a Saturday, the holiday is moved to Friday whereas, if it is on Sunday, it is observed on Monday.

What is open or closed on American Indians Heritage Day?

American Indians Heritage Day is a state holiday in Maryland, and therefore, business operations are very slow on this day. State agencies, government offices, libraries, public schools, and most organizations remain closed. State employees and private workers often get the day off work unless those offering essential services.

Things to do on American Indians Heritage Day

American Indians Heritage Day is full of activities in Maryland. It is the best time to celebrate the native Americans with plenty of programs and ceremonies that honor their history and their contribution to the American culture and that of the world.

As a student, be sure to take part in essay writing competitions and presentations often organized to celebrate this day. In most schools, the entire week is spent teaching students about the history, traditions, and events that led to the celebration of this important day.

American Indians Heritage Day comes a day after Thanksgiving Day and therefore, an opportunity to give to charity. You can try to visit the countryside and donate food, clothes, and other necessities that some of the vulnerable people there would be missing. If possible, do the same to the homeless in the town near you, and you will be proud that you changed a life.

The holiday occurs on the same day as Black Friday, giving you every reason to go for a deserved shopping spree. With great offers and sales ongoing across Maryland, there is no better time to shop for your loved ones than now.

American Indian Heritage Day Observances


List of State Holidays of Maryland in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Presidents Day
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
TuesdayTueNov 05, 2024Nov 05Election Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29American Indian Heritage Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day