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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 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year Holiday
MondayMonJan 16, 2023Jan 16Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday
MondayMonFeb 20, 2023Feb 20Presidents Day
MondayMonMay 29, 2023May 29Memorial Day
TuesdayTueJul 04, 2023Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 04, 2023Sep 04Labor Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Columbus Day
FridayFriNov 10, 2023Nov 10Veteran Day Holiday
SaturdaySatNov 11, 2023Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 23, 2023Nov 23Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24American Indian Heritage Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

ThursdayThuJan 12, 2023Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
ThursdayThuFeb 02, 2023Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
MondayMonFeb 13, 2023Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11National Pet Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 14, 2023May 14Mother's Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 18, 2023Jun 18Father's Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 11, 2023Jul 11Amazon Prime Day
ThursdayThuJul 13, 2023Jul 13National French Fry Day
FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19National Hot Dog Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24National Tequila Day
SaturdaySatJul 29, 2023Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 06, 2023Aug 06National Sister Day
MondayMonSep 18, 2023Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Vodka Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Taco Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 21, 2023Oct 21Sweetest Day
SundaySunOct 29, 2023Oct 29National Cat Day
TuesdayTueOct 31, 2023Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 03, 2023Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Black Friday
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 02, 2023Dec 02Candle Day
SaturdaySatDec 09, 2023Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 15, 2023Dec 15National Ugly Sweater day